Charles Soludo, Pat Utomi, Others Demand Urgent Release Of IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu

Former CBN governor, Charles Soludo, Pat Utomi and other prominent Ibo
men today paid a visit to Kuje prison Abuja where they met and
interacted with detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra,
Nnamdi Kanu and some of his members.

After the meeting, Soludo
on behalf of the other delegates addressed a press conference at Chelsea
hotel Abuja  where they demanded for the urgent release of Kanu and his
other members.
Kanu was arrested by DSS officials in October last year and is being tried fro treasonable offences.

Soludo in his statement said

“We are a delegation of Nzuko Umunna, a pan-Igbo group. We visited
Nnamdi Kanu to hear his own point of view as well as share our own point
of view with him. We believe that Nigeria has the potential to be
great, and like most countries has its own challenges. Nigeria has never
been more divided than now. Most discerning patriots have come to the
conclusion that Nigeria as currently structured is destined to be a
failed state‎. It is our considered view that most of the agitation is
in response to a looting elite. We do not condone violence. We note that
in 2015 Nigerians voted for change. As the ruling party, the APC has it
a duty to deliver to the Nigerian people. So far, APC seems to have
abandoned its cardinal duty to Nigeria. We are in a state of emergency
at all levels. We demand the urgent release of Nnamdi Kanu, and his
colleagues as part of the process of engineering a new Nigeria. No
citizen of Nigeria deserves the treatment that is being meted to Nnamdi
Kanu and his colleagues‎. Nnamdi Kanu is not above the law, and he
should not be put below the law”.