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Nnamdi Kanu: “I Am Surprised That He Is Trying To Get A Political Solution” – Laolu Akande

According to Channels Television, presidential spokesperson Laolu Akande expressed surprise on Thursday at Nnamdi Kanu’s decision to seek a political resolution to his legal issues. Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, Akande urged the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to defend himself in court rather than pursue political interventions.

“I am surprised that he is trying to get a political solution,” Akande remarked during the interview. “I think Mr. Nnamdi Kanu should be bold enough to check out these things in court but apparently he is not. I would have expected him, based on what we know about him, to say: ‘Look, let us go to court.’”

Kanu, who has been a prominent figure in advocating for Biafran independence, was re-arrested by the Nigerian government in Kenya in mid-2021 and charged with terrorism. Despite pleading not guilty, he remains in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) after Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja denied him bail, citing his previous bail violation.

On Wednesday, a group of South-East senators, led by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, appealed to President Bola Tinubu to release Kanu, arguing that his continued detention is causing social and economic stagnation in the South-East region. They delivered a letter to the Attorney General of the Federation, Lateef Fagbemi, to be passed on to the President, urging for Kanu’s release as a means to stabilize the region…..See_More

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