Release Nnamdi Kanu To Me, I Will Be His Surety – Soludo Pleads With Buhari
The Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo on Saturday pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
This comes days after the Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu vowed to stand as surety for Kanu if President decides to release him.
Just like Kalu offered, Soludo also vowed to act as surety for the IPOB leader.
Kanu is currently in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Soludo while speaking at the rally of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Akwa, Anambra emphasised the importance of involving all stakeholders in the security situation in the South-East.
He said, “I now want to appeal and plead and request and demand of the Federal Government and our able president led by President Buhari that a critical person [is] required around that table for that conversation to be complete for us to have an all-round approach to dealing with the issue of insecurity and discussing the future of the South-East.
“That person – and we need him urgently around the table, please release him to us – and that is Nnamdi Kanu. I’m calling on the Federal Government to please release Nnamdi Kanu.”
He said the region needs the IPOB leader at the table, adding that the people of the region are prepared for a “comprehensive, heart-to-heart conversation” about the future, security, and prosperity of the geopolitical zone.
Soludo added, “No one should be left behind; everybody should be there. If we cannot release him unconditionally as requested by the court judgements and so on, I now offer to be the surety. Release him to me. I will keep him. Release Nnamdi Kanu to me.
“I will keep him. I will provide him shelter and anytime that you need him, we will bring him to you. Give him to me, we will house him here in Awka. Let us release him and let us bring this insecurity in the South-East to an end.
“But here is the big one: as the security says, we need kinetic and non-kinetic approaches to solve this problem. We thank you for all the kinetic in terms of the force.
“We have also inaugurated the Truth, Justice, and Peace Committee in Anambra to go to the root causes, immediate and remote causes of the insecurity in the South-East, and that commission is completing its work.
“We’re also engaging the youths and implementing various forms of non-kinetic engagement. But it is now time for the Federal Government to help us with the last leg of this non-kinetic approach.”