Prof. George Obiozor, the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has appealed to the Nigerian federal government on behalf of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. ayokinews.com reports
Obiozor pleaded with the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, to temper justice with mercy as he urged him to release Nnamdi Kanu and grant him amnesty.
President Buhari, according to Obiozor, should treat Kanu like his son and grant him mercy.
Obiozor made this appeal while featuring on an Arise TV program on Friday.
The President-General of Ohanaeze stated that if Buhari so desires, he can put an end to Kanu’s issue.
In his words: “The president said that the matter is in the court and you cannot fault it”.
“So, he is technically right in thinking that the case is already on”.
“We are asking for something different from the judiciary and we are asking for him to consider his prerogative of mercy, which is his own prerogative”.
“Also, the idea of treating him with mercy as a son and citizen, to be considerate and compassionate”.
“We are not talking about the judiciary”.
“If he is taking the judiciary route then he is taking the right route logically, but then away from what we are talking”.
“We are appealing for mercy and some form of amnesty”.
Buhari had previously stated that he would not interfere in Kanu’s ongoing trial.
Kanu is now on trial for treason in Abuja’s Federal High Court, which is presided over by Justice Binta Nyako.
After being caught in Kenya in 2021, the IPOB leader is currently being held by the Department of State Services, or DSS.