The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has revealed his efforts to secure the release of pro-Biafra activist Nnamdi Kanu.
Ekweremadu revealed that the National Assembly’s Southeast Caucus is “quietly” working on a political solution that will result in Kanu’s release.
He gave a virtual lecture on “The Igbo in Diaspora: A Perspective” on Sunday in Pretoria, South Africa, according to a statement released by his Media Adviser, Uche Anichukwu.
In the past, the Caucus has sought a political solution for agitators from the region, according to the previous Deputy Senate President.
He asked Igbo in the diaspora to speak out against violent agitations while also safeguarding the Southeast’s security and stability.
“Let me also assure you that the South East Caucus of the National Assembly is not resting on its oars,” Ekweremadu said.
“We are quietly and steadily addressing these challenges, including finding a political solution to the Mazi Nnamdi Kanu situation.”
“In the case of Chief Ralph Uwazuruike in 2007, we did it before.” In the instance of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in 2017, we did the same thing. And, with God’s help and your prayers, we shall triumph once more in the case of Nnamdi Kanu in promoting peace and stability in our region.”
Kanu was arrested in Kenya and repatriated.
He is currently detained by the Department of State Services, DSS.
The Biafra agitator is expecting to appear before the Justice Binta Nyako-led Federal High Court in Abuja to continue his trial for alleged treason.