Primate Elijah Ayodele, the head of the INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, called President Muhammadu Buhari’s government on Thursday to free Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Kanu, according to Primate Ayodele, should be released since he is not the source of instability in the South East.
He stated that the assaults in the South East were motivated by people’s dissatisfaction with how they were blocked from gaining power.
The man of God stated in a statement issued by his media assistant, Oluwatosin Osho, that the government would soon realize and Kanu will be freed soon since keeping him in prison will not add value to the South East zone’s peace.
Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State was praised by Primate Ayodele for visiting Kanu in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.
For the sake of peace, he asked all southern governors to follow suit.
The priest reiterated that Kanu is not the source of discontent and should not be punished for it.
He urged the government to resolve the problem of the Igbos’ exclusion from power, particularly by 2023, in order for peace to rule.
‘’Governor Soludo has taken a very good step by visiting him, this is what southern governors should have done for the sake of peace. Other governors are selling their ethnicity for nothing, the northerners will never do that.
‘’Kanu is not against any government, the government just doesn’t know how to handle his matter, his case doesn’t need jail, it’s a small thing. Kanu cannot be a terrorist, all is needed is dialogue.
‘’Nnamdi Kanu is not the problem of unrest in South East, he should not be allowed to suffer for it. Igbo is already in Crisis, they are no longer in the political setting of Nigeria and this will still create more problems, these are the causes of agitations and unrest, not Nnamdi Kanu. The government should address the real issues because this unrest won’t stop until it is addressed,” he said.
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