The Southeast Governors today urged to the Federal Government that a political solution is still applicable to the issue as part of efforts to push for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
According to information obtained by Anaedoonline.ng, the governors highlighted that despite the federal government’s stay of execution, they continue to hold out hope for a political solution to liberate Kanu.
The governor’s response comes after the federal government refused to abide by the Appeal Court’s decision to release the IPOB leader and toss out the six-count charge that the federal government had filed against him.
The federal authorities had warned that Kanu’s freedom posed a risk to national security.
In order to continue holding him while it challenges the Supreme Court’s decision, it obtained a stay of execution from the Appeal Court.
However, following their meeting in Enugu, the Southeast Governors stated they were keeping an eye on the situation.
Following their meeting, Dave Umahi, the governor of Ebonyi and chairman of the Southeast Governors’ Forum, read the communiqué to reporters.
He declared, “We are closely monitoring the events pertaining to the case of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in light of the Court judgements.
“However, we believe that a political solution is still possible in this circumstance.”
At their forum, the governors of the southwest also decided that the federal government should help them with security protection because crime in the region had actually increased. They said that elections were also just around the corner, necessitating increased security.
Umahi emphasized that the Governors also decided to establish a 24-hour patrol squad on each of the zone’s main thoroughfares.
He continued by saying that the governors of the southeast have resolved to pool resources to help the flood victims in the area even more.
Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, and David Umahi of Ebonyi were present at the meeting, while the governors of Anambra and Imo were represented by their respective deputies, Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezi and Prof. Placid Njoku.
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