Chukwuma Soludo, Anambra state governor, says he will make an official request for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) — a terrorist organisation.
Soludo said this during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today.
The governor initially said he was ready to stand as a surety for the detained IPOB leader.
Kanu is standing trial on charges of terrorism and treasonable felony.
Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, had said he did not received any application from Soludo, seeking the release of Kanu.
“They (Federal Government) will receive that letter in few days’ time. And I am very serious about this,” Soludo said while responding to a question on the matter.
“It’s not something personal. It’s about the life security and wellbeing of the entire South East. We need to be serious and get into this conversation. We want this election to go peacefully in the South East.
“We want everybody to participate. We want peace and security to return. We want a long time transformation for this place to secure and very prosperous component of Nigeria.
“But you need all the stakeholders around the table. I thank the president for his assistance with what they call the kinetic approach: the force, the shooting and all the armed forces. They have been helping us; but we need to bring this to a sustainable conclusion.”