Soludo mounts billboards in Anambra calling for Kanu’s release


Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo has mounted billboards at strategic places in the state, urging the President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

The former governor of the Central Bank said Kanu’s release will end insecurity in the South East Region.

Kanu has been undergoing trial on terrorism-related charges over his call for the separation of the South East Region from the rest of the country.

A Court of Appeal had in late 2022 ordered for his release, a decision the federal government ignored.

Some analysts, however, claim Soludo’s call has political undertone as he struggles to solidify control of the state just one year in office.

Recall that the governor had in January called for the release of Kanu.

Speaking during the flag off of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA presidential campaign, Soludo said he would act as a surety for Kanu.

He said: “I urge President Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu. We need to have a heart-to-heart conversation that will bring lasting peace, harmony and security throughout the South East, and Nigeria in general.

“In that conversation, Nnamdi Kanu needs to be present on the table. If Mr. President cannot release him unconditionally, as directed by the court, he should release Kanu to me.

“I am ready to stand as his surety. I will provide him shelter, and provide him whenever the need arises. But the ultimate aim is that South East needs some peace and security.”