The Southeast Caucus in the National Assembly is reportedly making unrelenting efforts to secure the release of the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Naija News reports that Ike Ekweremadu, the Deputy Senate President, made the disclosure at the weekend.
Ekweremadu stressed that the Igbo caucus of the NASS is closing on finding a political solution that will get freedom for the detained Biafra agitator. He stated this during the lecture titled: “The Igbo in Diaspora: A Perspective”.
Details of the lecture which was delivered virtually in Pretoria, South Africa, during the weekend was issued to newsmen by Ekweremadu’s Media Adviser, Uche Anichukwu, Naija News reports.
The former Deputy Senate President recounted that the Caucus had in the past sought a political solution for agitators from the region in the past.
Ekweremadu urged Igbo in the diaspora to voice out against violent agitations while ensuring security and stability in the Southeast.
He said: “Let me also assure you that the South-East Caucus of the National Assembly is not resting on its oars.
“We are working quietly and surely to address these issues, including finding a political solution to the Mazi Nnamdi Kanu matter.
“We did it before in the case of Chief Ralph Uwazuruike in 2007. We also did it in the case of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in 2017. And God willing, and with your support and prayers, we will succeed again in the matter of Nnamdi Kanu to promote peace and stability in our region.”
Naija News understands that Kanu is expected to appear before Justice Binta Nyako-led Federal High Court in Abuja to continue his trial for alleged treason.
Recall that the secessionist was arrested in Kenya and repatriated to Nigeria a few months ago and has been in the detention of the Department of State Services, DSS.