January 31, 2023 10:08 pm

IWU, IVG urges FG to comply with the ruling of the Court of Appeal on MNK


Igbo Sociocultural groups have urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to immediately comply with the ruling of the Court of Appeal, Abuja that discharged the 15-count charge preferred against the leader of the Indigeneous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. 

The Organizations which spoke through their President Generals also recalled that they had respectively passionately appealed to the Federal Government to obey the resolutions of the United Nations, UN, Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, on the detained IPOB leader.

Recall that the UN recently indicted both the Nigerian and Kenyan Governments for the extraordinary rendition, torture and continued detention of Kanu without due process and had agreed and

recommended to the Federal Government to immediately release Kanu unconditionally.

Sir Mishak Nnanta

Interacting with our correspondent through a telephone conversation, the President General of Igbo World Union, IWU and the Gburugburu Ndigbo Dum, Sir Mishak Nnanta reminded the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami and the Federal Government that reviewing its legal options and instituting other charges against Kanu is not for the best interest of the nation.

Also, the President General of Igbo Vanguard Group, IVG Engr. Nnadozie Uchegbuo said the recent reports regarding the comments of the Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami and the National Security Council that the Appeal Court merely discharged Mazi Nnamdi Kanu but did not acquit him and that the federal government is looking for other options to continue to incarcerate him is not welcome.

Engr. Nnadozie Uchegbuo

Respectively, they recalled that they had on several occasions advised President Buhari that the issue of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is beyond the courts or the use of force; and maintained their advice that it requires a political solution.

They urged the Federal government to embrace the values of justice, equity and fairness in their true sense for real peace, progress, unity and development to thrive in Nigeria.

Moreover, they pointed out that the court ruling has also reinforced the belief that the Judiciary remains the hope of the common man.

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