Former CBN Governor, Prof Soludo, Prof Utomi, Other Prominent Nigerians Visit Nnamdi Kanu in Prison, Demand His Immediate Release
Former CBN governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo and renowned economist, Dr. Pat Utomi, led the delegation to Kuje prison, where Kanu is currently in detention.
While the purpose of the visit is not yet clear at the time of this report, it was gathered that the visit was made under the umbrella of Nzuko Umuna, a coalition of Igbo group.
Secretary General of the Lower Niger Congress, Tony Nnadi, who was part of the visit was quoted as saying that the group would work with all aggrieved Igbo groups
Nnadi said: “We have announced a process, on January 1, 2017, the LNC rolled out a registration of three million volunteers who want a referendum.”
“The matter now is how to put a date for the referendum and go to vote.”
Below is a full list of the delegation:
1. Chukwuma Soludo – Former CBN governor
2. Pat Utomi – Renowned economist
3. Tony Nnadi – Secretary general of LNC
4. Udenta Udenta – National secretary of Alliance Democracy
5. Emeka Ugwuoju – Chairman South-east, South-south professionals
6. Collins Ugwu
7. Law Mefor
8. Ferdinand Agu.
Meanwhile, Former Governor of Central Bank, CBN, Chukwuma Soludo, on Tuesday demanded the “immediate” release of incarcerated leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
Soludo gave the call while speaking in Abuja.
He said, “We are a delegation of Nzuko Umunna, a pan-Igbo group.
”We visited Nnamdi Kanu to hear his own point of view as well as share our own point of view with him.
“We believe that Nigeria has the potential to be great, and like most countries has its own challenges.
“Nigeria has never been more divided than now. Most discerning patriots have come to the conclusion that Nigeria as currently structured is destined to be a failed state.
“It is our considered view that most of the agitation is in response to a looting elite. We do not condone violence.
“We note that in 2015 Nigerians voted for change. As the ruling party, the APC has it duty to deliver to the Nigerian people.
“So far APC seems to have abandoned its cardinal duty to Nigeria.
”We are in a state of emergency at all levels.
”We demand the urgent release of Nnamdi Kanu, and his colleagues as part of the process of engineering a new Nigeria.
“No citizen of Nigeria deserves the treatment that is being meted to Nnamdi Kanu and his colleagues. Nnamdi Kanu is not above the law, and he should not be put below the law.”