Nnamdi Kanu: Political Solution Still Being Pursued, Says Ekweremadu

Nnamdi Kanu: Political Solution Still Being Pursued, Says Ekweremadu
Ike Ekweremadu

Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has stated that a political solution is still being pursued concerning the case of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

The IPOB leader is currently in the custody of the Department of State Services.

Ekweremadu’s statement is coming few days after President Muhammadu Buhari stated in a recent interview with Channels Television that Kanu should defend himself in court for peddling false information about his administration while he was overseas.

Reacting, Ekweremadu, in an interview with Dream FM, Enugu, said he doesn’t think Buhari ruled out a political solution to Kanu’s case.

The Senator said, “Political solution in the Nnamdi Kanu’s matter is still very feasible. I also watched the Channels Television interview and I don’t think Mr. President ruled out a political solution.

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“In fact, I would have been surprised if he said he would just release Nnamdi Kanu because there is independence of every arm of government, including the judiciary. There are procedures.

“I recall that it was exactly Mr President’s response when I led a delegation of the South-East Caucus of the Senate to see him on the Nnamdi Kanu issue in November 2016.

“But ultimately we kept reaching out and dialoguing until we had a political solution, which resulted in the judiciary granting Mazi Nnamdi Kanu a bail because ultimately, everything will come to the judiciary because every arm of government is independent.

“So, we will keep working on a political solution, nevertheless. We will keep engaging the government, just as we will continue to appeal to our youth and people to ensure the stability and prosperity of our region.”

He said a feedback is being expected from government concerning the political solution being pursued.