Okorie to Buhari Respect Appeal Court verdict, release Nnamdi Kanu. President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to follow the route of honor by ordering the release of imprisoned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu, according to Chief Chekwas Okorie, the founding national chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
Okorie stated that securing Nnamdi Kanu’s freedom will unquestionably bring in a new age of peace and security for people and property, particularly in Nigeria’s Southeast and South South geopolitical zones.
He said that one immediate effect of Kanu’s release would be the inevitable cessation of the financially detrimental stay-at-home Mondays in the Southeast geopolitical zone.
According to Okorie, criminals who have been hiding out as IPOB-affiliated liberation fighters will soon be exposed for what they really are. On Friday, he said that it is fortunate that the Appeal Court verdict comes just before the country’s election campaign, and that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, would have little need to worry about security in Nigeria’s South East and South South geopolitical zones.
“I join millions of Nigerian residents and concerned Diaspora Communities in the delight of the well-considered verdict of the Court of Appeal that dismissed and acquitted the troubled IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, on Thursday, October 13, 2022,” he said in his letter of appeal to the president.
“I salute the three Justices of the Court of Appeal who delivered this momentous decision with courage, forthrightness, erudition, and dispassion. In a same vein, I admire the team of erudite Counsel who successfully represented Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for their dedication, fortitude, discipline, diligence, and excellent professionalism.
“I encourage and actually plead to the Federal Government of Nigeria, led by President Muhammadu Buhari, to accept the Court of Appeal’s decision in the sake of peace and preserving the country’s unity.
“I further urge the President to grasp the occasion and use his exceptional presidential dispensation to grant pardons to more inmates who are now being held in different correctional facilities around the nation who are being held on charges that are identical to theirs. I strongly appeal to the joyous Nigerian populace to celebrate Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as we wait for the Federal Government to comply with the Court of Appeal’s ruling by swiftly releasing him from the DSS facility.
“A new age of peace and security of life and property, especially in the Southeast and South South geopolitical zones of Nigeria, would undoubtedly reign in with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s release. The automatic halting of the financially crippling stay-at-home Mondays in the Southeast geopolitical zone is one of the immediate advantages of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s release.
“In a same vein, the criminals who have been hiding out as freedom fighters under the guise of IPOB will finally be exposed for what they really are. It is fortunate that the Appeal Court ruling arrived at the start of our country’s election season. In Nigeria’s South East and South South geopolitical zones, at least, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, would have the barest minimal security worries.
“The immediate release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has nothing to lose and everything to gain for the Federal Government and the good people of Nigeria. It is now up to President Muhammadu Buhari to exercise leadership and magnanimity in the contentious Mazi Nnamdi Kanu situation.