The Presidential Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party in Anambra State has promised that its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, will grant detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, unconditional release if elected as president in the forthcoming general elections.
The Anambra state PDP-PCC Director-General, Prof. Obiora Okonkwo, on Monday assured that Atiku would obey the Appeal Court judgment that directed the release of Nnamdi Kanu.
Recall that, the pro-Biafra leader had been in the custody of the Department of State Services since June 2021, after he was extradited to Nigeria from Kenya by the federal government and had denied the former freedom even after several court orders to do so.
Naija News reported that Okonkwo promised that the PDP-led administration would ‘instill permanent peace’ across the country, especially the Southeast region, as there are plans in place to address the situation in the South-east.
Okonkwo, therefore, called on the people of the Southeast to back Atiku to win the upcoming presidential election.
He said, “I am saying this with every sense of responsibility that Atiku will grant Nnamdi Kanu unconditional release. That is in Atiku’s agenda for permanent peace in the South-east. In addition, he will also apply political solution to release all those genuine IPOB agitators in detention without trial.
“Atiku’s government will have serious talks with the group and others, with the view to restoring their faith in the country and make them part of the effort for better Nigeria. However, the criminal elements will be dealt with decisively.
“What we are now therefore saying is for this to happen, peace must reign for election in the South-east, and the need for the South Easterners to fall behind PDP.”