…says the letter requesting for Kanu’s release would get to Malami in a matter of days
Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has urged Attorney General of the federation, Alhaji Abubakar Malami to expect a letter requesting for the release of leader of Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from him soon.
He said the letter requesting for Kanu’s release would get to Malami in a matter of days.
Soludo made the disclosure while appearing on Channels Television flagship programme, “Politics Today” anchored by Seun Okinbaloye
Recall that the Governor had, during the Campaign Flag-off of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA at Dr. Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka, placed a demand for the unconditional release of the IPOB leader as directed by the courts or released to him to act as his surety.
Fielding questions from the interviewer, Soludo dismissed insinuations from some quarters that the demand was a political statement, expressing genuine concern about the present condition of the region for a sustainable future is not attainable without sustainable security.
He underscored the need for stakeholders to rally round the table to discuss issues of peace and security of the South East, which, according to him, Kanu is a critical component.
He appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts on security in the South East, especially his kinetic approach, the Governor, but stated that it was time for some home truth to be told, namely, that the non-kinetic approach to solving the problem of insecurity in the region, should be explored.
The Governor further stressed that the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA is the third largest political party; a home and future of true progressives in the Country and maintained that in the forthcoming election in February and March, the party will be competing across board, to win.
He recalled that the late Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu was the first National Leader of APGA, after which former Governor Willie Obiano took over and he eventually stepped in as the third, stressing that Governor Obiano’s position in the party as the BOT Chairman subsists as was attested to, during the flag-off ceremony.
He added that as the party leader, the onus is on him to pilot his party to victory, from top downwards.
Commenting on whether he has a Presidential ambition, Governor Soludo wondered why people left the issues addressed in his letter to start making insinuations, stating that only God knows what will happen in future and not man, just as he emphasized that the letter was not written for today but for history.
He continued that having been elected Governor of Anambra State, he has come to serve the people, recalling how he started from a global level, down to the federal and state levels.
He assured that for him, the major focus now is on delivering his administration’s five pillars of development, which he is gradually addressing.