The Coalition of United Political Parties, has raised the alarm over the deteriorating health condition of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
According to The PUNCH, the spokesperson of the group, Ugochinyere Imo, stated that the federal government should order the immediate release of Kanu to attend to his health issues.
Imo, who addressed journalists at his country home in Akokwa in the Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State on Wednesday, said that the country might erupt in crisis if Kanu dies in the custody of Department of Security Service.
Imo argued that Kanu’s continued imprisonment in DSS custody was unlawful, citing a decision by an Appeal Court in Abuja and a state High Court in Umuahia that ordered his release.
He said, “I got off the phone from the lawyer to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, were his deteriorating health condition was brought to my notice. I want to urge Mr President in the interest of peace and security to order the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“There are several court judgements which have declared his continuous detention illegal. Mr President has the constitutional power through the attorney general to order for the discontinuance of the matter. Kanu should be released then we come to the negotiation table and address those issues that led to the agitation,” he said.