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‘Your Demand For Nnamdi Kanu’s Release Is Heavy But I Will Consider It’ – Buhari Tells Igbo Leaders

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President Buhari has intimated that he will deliberate about the request of Igbo leaders to release the incarcerated leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu..


Buhari made the statement while receiving certain southeast leaders at the statehouse today, November 19. President Buhari stated that the demand for Kanu’s unrestricted release violates the theory of separation of powers between the Executive and the Judiciary.

The President responded to the call made by a group led by First Republic legislator and Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, under the banner of Highly Respected Igbo Greats.

He said: “You’ve made an extremely difficult demand on me as leader of this country. The implication of your request is very serious. In the last six years, since I became President, nobody would say I have confronted or interfered in the work of the Judiciary. God has spared you, and given you a clear head at this age, with very sharp memory. A lot of people half your age are confused already. But the demand you made is heavy. I will consider it.”

The President responded to the call made by a group led by First Republic legislator and Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, under the banner of Highly Respected Igbo Greats.

He begged for a political solution rather than a military one, claiming that if Kanu was given to him as the last remaining First Republic Minister, “he would no longer utter the things he had been saying,” and that he could be handled.

“I don’t want to leave this planet without peace returning to my country. I believe in one big, united Nigeria, a force in Africa. Mr President, I want you to be remembered as a person who saw Nigeria burning, and you quenched the fire.”

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