Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the incarcerated leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has been requested by the World Igbo Congress to be released in accordance with the Appeal Court of Nigeria’s Order of October 13, 2022.
In an open letter to President Buhari, the diaspora Igbo group urged him to disregard the semantic arguments being advanced by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, regarding the “discharged versus acquitted” obfuscation, as well as his delusional logic of Nnamdi Kanu’s pre-rendition and post-rendition offenses as reasons for not releasing him as the court order demanded.
The group also questioned the relevance of the National Security Council in light of the fact that the presidency and all of its organs had dishonestly distanced themselves from the situation when a political solution was found.
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WIC condemned as abhorrent the current views of the AGF and the Security Council, stating that their arguments are a continuation of a trend of disobedience to international standards and legal systems, which it rejects as a whole.
The statement authored by its Chairman, Prof. Anthony Ejiofor, Secretary, Chris Ogara, and Public Relations Officer, Basil Onwukwe states that the court order was monumental, made in accordance with all law-abiding minds around the world, and reinforced what everyone who is conscious of legal fairness, equity, and the rule of law has been saying since Kanu’s illegal rendition from Kenya over his support for a referendum and self-determination.
“The World Igbo Congress, in consonance with all law-abiding people of Nigeria and the world who know injustice especially when it is blatant, calls on Nigeria to be a country that obeys its own laws and release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, unconditionally.
“The president has so far lost several opportunities to present himself as a statesman in this matter. We call on him to rise up beyond the deleterious reach of his advisers and do the right thing. A native doctor that is treating a patient’s eye problem must avoid pepper in the solution medication. Release Nnamdi Kanu now,” IWC requested.
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