IPOB: Court will decide Kanu’s fate, Buhari replies South-East leaders


President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday has told Southeast leaders that the court will determine the fate of pro-separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

He said this during a meeting with leaders from the region at the New Government House Abakaliki, capital of the State.

South East leaders led by the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) South East Zone, Reverend Father Abraham Nwali had appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to release the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

“We plead for a political solution that as a father; a kind father, a forgiving father, to grant Nnamdi Kanu freedom,” he said. “We say that he should be granted pardon.

“And we call on all agitators to cease all forms of hostilities and rather demand a nation where the plights of the poor, the weak, the oppressed will be addressed

Buhari was received by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and some governors of the APC, including the Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo and his counterpart from Jigawa, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar were also on a solidarity visit to welcome the president to Ebonyi.

The president would conclude his visit to Ebonyi with a closed-door meeting with the South-East leaders in Abakaliki before departing for Abuja on Friday.

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