- Barrister Saint Moses Ogbonna has stated that Nnamdi Kanu must show remorse before a release is considered
- The right-wing activist made the claim in response to President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent comment on Kanu
- The President had insisted that Kanu obey the law while he was outside Nigeria for his past actions
Umuahia – Right activist, Barr. Saint Moses Ogbonna has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to release the imprisoned leader of the Biafra indigenous people, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, may be due to concerns that if the federal government pardons him, he will return to the trenches
In an interview with Vanguard newspaper, Ogbonna said the president was not convinced that Kanu had yet to show remorse for the activities that led to his arrest.
He urged the IPOB leader to stop acting as if the president could do nothing but forgive him for agitating for Biafra .
“President Muhammadu Buhari has the power to pardon Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. But does the President see Nnamdi Kanu as someone who has shown remorse in order to change his behavior if he is pardoned?
“I think Kanu should stop behaving in such a way that the President does nothing else can do than pardon him, as he is agitating for Biafra.
“Buhari’s fear could be that if Nnamdi Kanu is pardoned, he will return to the trenches to continue the agitation.
“Nnamdi Kanu’s problem is beyond the normal political issue. The matter at hand goes beyond ethnicity, and what a democratically elected president can resolve as a political issue with the Igbo wants him to do it.
“A sensible president will allow the court to continue over deal with the matter and make a decision later.
“It’s more democratic than if the president just asked the court for a pardon. To say he won’t release Kanu doesn’t mean there can’t be a political solution. The negotiations can go on. ”
IPOB starts mobilizing for Nnamdi Kanu’s next court date
In the meantime, IPOB has started to bring its members before the next court mobilize Mazi Kanu’s appearance.
The Punch newspaper quoted group spokeswoman Emma Powerful as saying that the fight will continue unless the federal government unconditionally releases its leader.
The group assured its supporters that the fight would be more successful this year than in previous years.
Buhari vows not to join Nnamdi Interfering with Kanu’s case
In a similar development, President Buhari said that Kanu should defend himself in court for providing false information about his government while abroad
< p class = "align-left"> The President stated this in an I. nterview, which aired Wednesday evening January 5th on Channels Television.
He also reiterated that he does not want to interfere in the judiciary.
< h2> Malami reveals what Buhari will consider before he approves the request for the release of Kanus
Malami stated in an interview that the President will take this into account before submitting the request the Southeast Leader approves of Kanu’s release.
He stated that President Buhari must examine what the approval of the motion will be for the benefit of over 200 million Nigerians.