The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State has urged the federal government to obey 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), Nnamdi Kanu.
In a statement on Saturday afternoon signed by its Vice Chairman/Acting State Publicity Secretary, Elder Abraham Amah, the party carpeted the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, over his comments on the discharge of Kanu, alleging that the federal government was looking for other options to continue to incarcerate the IPOB leader.
PDP while calling on the federal government to consider it a matter of urgent national importance to release Mazi Nnamdi Nnamdi Kanu as the court has discharged and acquitted “This news is cheering and worth celebrating, coming at a time when Nigeria is in dire need of healing, to necessarily unite the country and harness the benefits of our diversity. The court ruling has also reinforced our belief that the judiciary is all said, the hope of the common man.
“Unfortunately, the reports we received 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.
Having failed in his promise to use a political option to resolve the matter, the insistence by the federal government to continue to keep him even after a court has discharged and acquitted him, amounts to double-speak and does not show good faith in our democracy and the continuous existence of our country as one indivisible unit. We call on the federal government to consider it a matter of urgent national importance and release Mazi Nnamdi Nnamdi Kanu as the court has discharged and acquitted him.”