Ahead of the full blast trial of Nnamdi Kanu, the self-styled leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on October 21, a serving Senator, Ifeanyi Ubah, has urged the federal government to critically examine the issues surrounding his arrest and detention in order to release him unconditionally.
Ubah, the senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District in the 9th National Assembly, made the call on Thursday at an Alaba International Market stakeholders meeting in Lagos as part of his electoral sensitization and engagements with Ndi Anambra.
According to a statement signed and released by Senator Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah Campaign Organisation, SDPIUCO, Hon. Kamen Chuks Ogbonna, Ubah was responding to a request from some youth leaders at the meeting for him to intervene in Kanu’s current troubles.
“Especially since some opposition party players were trying to use the opportunity to create artificial insecurity in Anambra State and trigger voter apathy in the process as a coercion mechanism,” Ubah, a governorship candidate for the Young Progressive Party YPP, assured them that there are ongoing efforts behind the scenes to find a political solution to the problem and promised to relay their message to the federal government, “especially since some opposition party players were trying to use the opportunity to create artificial insecurity in Anambra State and trigger voter
“We are convinced that this pressing subject should not be politicized in any manner, but rather given the attention it deserves.
“Injustice to one is injustice to all, and as I have stated in several forums, including a recent BBC interview, the federal government must address the issues surrounding Mr. Kanu’s arrest, particularly in light of reports that he was arrested while visiting another foreign country and was carrying the passport of another country at the time of arrest.”
“We are convinced that if the federal government finds a political solution to the Nnamdi Kanu issue, the current insecurity in Anambra State would come to an end quickly,” he said, adding that “politically backed bandits killing people under this pretext will have no further reason.”
According to the statement, the congressman and his team also conducted extensive discussions and exchanges of ideas on a variety of problems concerning the development of the South East.