If you want to have peaceful election and peace in the South East, and by extension, Nigeria, then release Nnamdi Kanu


Nnamdi Kanu’s Lead Counsel, Mike Ozekhome has asked the Supreme Court of Nigeria to “right the wrong” of the Court of Appeal Abuja by directing the release of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Ozekhome warned that Nigeria could disintegrate if Kanu is not released from custody as soon as possible.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) gave this warning during a recent meeting with Igbo leaders in Atlanta, the United States.

“We are at the Supreme Court, and it will right the wrong because nobody will intimidate the Supreme court. They will have to do something so that Nigeria will not disintegrate,” Ozekhome said.

“I have told the court that releasing Nnamdi Kanu will not break the South East or bring unrest in the zone. Rather, that is what will calm South East.

“This is because the day the Court of Appeal delivered its judgement ordering his release, there was spontaneous jubilation from Aba to Umuahia; Onitsha to Nnewi; Isiagu to Abakaliki; Orlu to Owerri, and the entire zone even in Lagos and Abuja and other parts of Nigeria.

“So, I told the court that: If you want to have peaceful election and peace in the South East, and by extension, Nigeria, then release Nnamdi Kanu.”

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