The Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the upcoming Anambra State guber election, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has revealed that he was instrumental to the release of Nnamdi Kanu in 2017.
Speaking during an APGA political rally at Attani, Ogbaru Local Government Area (LGA), Anambra State, Soludo stated that he alongside twelve other prominent Igbo Indigenes facilitated the release of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
According to the former CBN governor, he will continue to push for the protection of the interest of Igbos in all their endeavours and incorporate them in his administration.
He said, “Let me remind us that I have been championing the cause of Igbos. In 2017, when Nnamdi Kanu was refused bail; I led 12-prominent personalities from Igboland to Kuje Prison, where we facilitated his release.
“I was the one that addressed journalists after the visit and a few days later, he was released. By that time, I did not know him.”.
He stated that he was revealing this because a formidable force needs to be formed to negotiate the progress and status of Igbos in Nigeria.
“We need a platform, where Igbos will be in the forefront and not at the rear, and APGA is the platform.
“The welfare of the South East can be achieved through proper dialogue and negotiation and not by arms struggle and destruction of life and property,’’ Soludo said.
Naija News recalls that Nnamdi Kanu was released in 2017 by the Federal High Court presided by Justice Binta Nyako.
He later jumped bail after security operatives attacked his family home in Abuja State.
The IPOB leader was rearrested in June this year in Kenya and he is set to appear in court this month to face charges of treason, terrorism, incitement, amongst others.