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Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by Kingosytex(m): 5:53am On May 26
Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), before exiting office on 29 May.

Mr Soludo made the appeal in a letter dated 20 April and addressed to the president which was obtained by PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday.

Background
Mr Kanu was first arrested in 2015, but was granted bail in April 2017. He fled the country after an invasion of his home in Afara-Ukwu, near Umuahia, Abia State, by the Nigerian military in September of that year.

He was re-arrested in Kenya and brought back to Nigeria in June 2021, about four years after he fled the country.

The Court of Appeal, Abuja, on 13 October, held that the IPOB leader was extra-ordinarily renditioned to Nigeria and that the action was a flagrant violation of the country’s extradition treaty and also a breach of his fundamental human rights.

The court, therefore, struck out the terrorism charges filed against Mr Kanu by the Nigerian government and ordered his release from the custody of the State Security Service (SSS).

But the government refused to release the IPOB leader insisting that he (Kanu) could be unavailable in subsequent court proceedings if released and that his release would cause insecurity in the South-east.

The government, through the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, later appealed the court ruling and subsequently obtained an order staying execution of the court judgement at the Supreme Court.

Soludo’s appeal
Mr Soludo, in the letter, said the continued detention of the IPOB leader has continued to affect residents of the South-east who are forced to observe a sit-at-home order on Mondays out of fear.

The governor expressed surprise that despite a call by the United Nations Human Rights Council for the release of Mr Kanu and various court rulings in Nigeria freeing the IPOB leader, the federal government has refused to release him.

“In the meantime, the continued detention of Mazi Kanu has created what, for want of a better description, can be seen as systemic insecurity in the South-east.

“Some supporters of Mazi Kanu have imposed the obnoxious and harmful sit-at-home order every Monday in the South-east, while all manner of criminal gangs- kidnappers, bandits, armed robbers etc.- now masquerade as ‘freedom fighters’ or those fighting for the release of Mazi Kanu,” he wrote.

Mr Soludo told the president that Mr Kanu was reported to be “gravely ill” with life-threatening conditions which he listed to include serious heart condition, hypertension and low potassium levels.

The governor stressed that the medical conditions require specialist medical care and interventions which are unavailable at the SSS facility where Mr Kanu is being detained.

“In the light of the foregoing, it is my earnest prayer that Mr President may kindly consider the immediate and unconditional release of Mazi Kanu as demanded by the United Nations Human Rights Council and the Federal High Court.

“This will be the right thing to do as a country that should extol the principle of the rule of law in compliance with the international law and conventions that Nigeria is signatory to,” Mr Soludo added.

The governor told Mr Buhari to consider granting Mr Kanu an “administrative bail on compassionate grounds and as part of national healing” if there were persisting grounds that would make his unconditional release “untenable.”
“In this circumstance, I am prepared to take him (Kanu) on bail. My government is prepared to provide him with alternative secured accommodation at Awka where he will have access to appropriate medical care, among others, and make him available when required,” he assured.

He said it was necessary for Mr Buhari to release the IPOB leader given that Nigeria has gone through a “very consequential election” and that part of the smart steps to be taken must include an agenda for national healing and addressing lingering insecurity, especially in the South-east.

Mr Soludo pointed out that the fight against insecurity in the region has not fared well because of lack of “wider constructive engagement/dialogue between the Federal government, South-east leaders and other critical stakeholders on a form of coordinated political solution.”

He said the release of Mr Kanu was not only a legal or compassionate thing to do, but also a patriotic act to advance the cause of security, peace and development of the South-east region.

“As you shepherd a transition process to handover to your successor, you might as well help to smoothen his easy take-off by resolving some of the lingering issues such as Mazi Kanu’s detention.

“I therefore respectfully call on you, as statesman, to discharge a historic show of mercy and release Nnamdi Kanu before you handover on the 29th May, 2023,” Mr Soludo said in the letter.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/ssouth-east/600571-gov-soludo-writes-buhari-seeks-release-of-nnamdi-kanu-before-29-may-handover.html

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by Obiedun(m): 5:54am On May 26
No way

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by saintjimos(m): 6:00am On May 26
I wish he will grant him presidential pardon

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by BigBlackPreek(m): 6:00am On May 26
Good one

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by inoki247: 6:01am On May 26
Lol Buhari TiLo...

Make he enjoy his Zoo treatment he ordered for....

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by Jostoman: 6:02am On May 26
Buhari should please listen to Soludo and release Kanu before he leaves office.

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by Kingosytex(m): 6:06am On May 26
Buhari releasing Nnamdi Kanu will really be a parting gift to the Igbos and it will go a long way in bringing relative peace and stability in the region.
I wish Buhari heeds Soludo’s pleadings.

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by ebenezary(m): 6:07am On May 26
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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by triple996(m): 6:14am On May 26
kanu will rot in jail. HE is the reason why all this obidients are very toxic and full of hate to the extent that they are now killing each other

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by FairlyUSEDpussy: 6:27am On May 26
Well........since buhari wouldn't release Nnamdi kanu..........I don't think Ibos would hope on the much hated Tinubu to do so.........

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by Obinwenite(m): 6:35am On May 26
FairlyUSEDpussy:
Well........since buhari wouldn't release Nnamdi kanu..........I don't think Ibos would hope on the much hated Tinubu to do so.........

Nobody hates Tinubu….nobody send am for east. We don’t adore mediocre and corrupt leaders.

Get that into your head!. Go and get busy and wait for the transformation you voted!.

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by Asabe4(f): 6:40am On May 26
He should be talking to Tinubu cause Buhari's mind and soul is already in Daura.

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by MightyHand(m): 7:01am On May 26
I wish Buhari, the Ex President could release Mazi Kanu, but Kanu was parts of National asset handed over to His Excellency President Asiwaju Bola Tinubu 😋😋😋😋😋😋

Maybe the new administration should do Suya with his two Balls.

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by kingthreat(m): 7:10am On May 26
Soludo, Buhari will not release Kanu. Kanu mocked and disrespected Buhari so much. Tinubu will but I hope soon.

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by Starhearts: 7:18am On May 26
Buhari pls don't release HIM....

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by Chiboy484(m): 7:19am On May 26
Buhari should release mazi Nnamdi KANU for peace to reign in ala igbo

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by homosapien(m): 7:29am On May 26
Obinwenite:


Nobody hates Tinubu….nobody send am for east. We don’t adore mediocre and corrupt leaders.

Get that into your head!. Go and get busy and wait for the transformation you voted!.


If awards should be given to the most corrupt and mediocre leaders, Your leaders in the East will be at the fore front of such awards.

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by Nwaelohim: 7:31am On May 26
Obinwenite:


Nobody hates Tinubu….nobody send am for east. We don’t adore mediocre and corrupt leaders.

Get that into your head!. Go and get busy and wait for the transformation you voted!.

Mention just one Igbo politician not a mediocre and corrupt in Nigeria?

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by CruelDove(f): 7:33am On May 26
Lol

No way. He'll die in prison.

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by Guyman01: 7:34am On May 26
Its a reminder to Buhari that his tenure will be remembered as one that messed-up our judiciary by disobeying court orders and illegally removing a Chief Justice of Nigeria and installing his crony

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by Guyman01: 7:36am On May 26
saintjimos:
I wish he will grant him presidential pardon
That is reserved for convicts; MNK has not been convicted but acquitted, Buhari has used adjournment to keep him in DSS custody

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by Mercies1: 8:29am On May 26
Both soludo and buhari are mad

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by slawomir: 8:29am On May 26
Damnnn niggar

He might be given a presidential pardon

Anyway what do I know am just a weed smoker, a pussy banger, a drunkard and a key board warrior

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by israelmao(m): 8:30am On May 26
Does that really matter now that Mr. Lifeless is about to take his exit after unleashing wanton destruction on Nigeria?

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by tohewob: 8:30am On May 26
Let tinubu release him, buhari no dey listen to anyone apart from him people

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by ponlear(m): 8:30am On May 26
He will pay deaf hears as always and if he does, it will cause an uproar as to why he is releasing him just about when he’s leaving office.

I hope BAT will after his inauguration.

Let’s unify Nigeria again

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by VTJN(m): 8:30am On May 26
Soludo is a brilliant man. I like the man

I foresee Soludo breaking the jinx of Ndi igbo presidency

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by tohewob: 8:30am On May 26
Nwaelohim:


Mention just one Igbo politician not a mediocre and corrupt in Nigeria?
none all politician in ng are corrupt but some are more corrupt then others

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by IMASTEX: 8:31am On May 26
Politics: You write bubu publicly to release him for your political gimmick. And call him privately to consider the letter politically motivated. grin grin

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by LordviccoDaGuru(m): 8:31am On May 26
Tales by moonlight. Release him for what? Terriorst Nnamdi Kaun promise to bring Buhari's head from Aso Rock na. Infact this is just the beginning. By the time BUHARI is through with Kaun he will know where he belongs inside jail. Peter Obituary will join him in DSS cage very soon

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Re: Soludo Writes Buhari, Seeks Release Of Nnamdi Kanu Before Handover by Okealaaye: 8:32am On May 26
He wan take style dodge to give Apology to Jagaban. No way! Nnamdi Kanu must disavow all his badmouths and boastings against the Jagaban. Pikin no sabe melesin e de call am vegetable. Everyone wants Kanu released, but we must all first convert to acolytes in the Shrine of Tinubu, the man we so much love to hate. Hasn't it been said by the Elders that, it's with the same mouth the Snail used to abuse the deity that it must plead its cause in the Shrine?

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