The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has told South-East leaders that the court will determine the fate of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
He stated this during a meeting with leaders from the region at the New Government House in Abakaliki, capital of the State.
The Igbo leaders had pleaded with Buhari to release Kanu and Igbo other youths in detention across the country.
The Igbo leaders made the plea in an address during a meeting with Buhari at the Executive Council Chambers, New Government House Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi State.
Chairman of South-East Traditional Rulers Council, Eze Charles Mkpuma, read the address.
Buhari had on Thursday commenced a two-day working visit to Ebonyi with the inauguration of projects at King David University of Medical Sciences, Uburu.
The president’s aircraft landed at Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu at about 10. a.m. on Wednesday.
Buhari was received by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and some governors of the APC, including the Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo and his counterpart from Jigawa, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar were also on a solidarity visit to welcome the president to Ebonyi.
The president would conclude his visit to Ebonyi with a closed-door meeting with the South-East leaders in Abakaliki before departing for Abuja on Friday.
Ohanaeze had in a statement on Tuesday said Buhari’s two-day working visit to Ebonyi would kick-start the process to get Nnamdi Kanu released but the President insisted that judicial process must be followed.