Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu on Thursday in Enugu charged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to show regard to rule of law.
Ekweremadu stated this in his speech at the South-East Economic and Security Summit, where he chided the government for not releasing detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“We must give everybody his due; if the court says somebody should be released from detention, government should comply with such order.
“This reminds me of the continuous detention of Nnamdi Kanu; whatever is his offence, he is still presumed innocent until found guilty by the court. He must have his day in court and government should obey court order and release him.”
Ekweremadu equally called on the Federal Government to pursue an inclusive government, stressing “issue of inclusivity borders me a lot; it is very important because as I speak today, no Igbo man is at the commanding level of the Security Agencies.
“What this means is that no Igbo man attends the Security Council Meeting; no Igbo man sits where the security of this country is discussed.
“I must say that if any part of the country unjustly treated, we cannot think of peace”, he noted.
The Deputy Senate President equally
called for restructuring of the country and
establishment of state police, stating that “a unified system of economy is not going to work.”