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“I am lobbying  President Tinubu for Nnamdi Kanu’s release”

The Deputy Speaker said he was in discussion with the President for a possible political solution, saying that while the court processes are ongoing, political solutions are being worked out.

Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Speaker, Levinus Nwabughiogu, who disclosed this in a statement, said Kalu was speaking at the special edition of “The Ben Kalu’s Mandate”, a radio programme on FLO FM, Umuahia, Abia State on Monday.

There have been insinuations that despite the launch of the Peace In South East Project (PISE-P), Kanu may have been abandoned to his fate.

But the Deputy Speaker, who said he can never abandon the IPOB leader, also gave indication that Igbo leaders will soon meet with the President to discuss a number of issues, including the release of Nnamdi Kanu.

He said: “The Peace in South East Project (PISE-P) has reconcilation in the mix of what we are trying to achieve. We recognize  the importance of our brother, Nnamdi Kanu in the peace agenda we are pushing. That’s the truth.

“I have been very vocal about it. I am not hiding it. I have always told people that I will never deny Nnamdi Kanu. He’s my brother. We come from the same place and I will never be happy having him incarcerated when we can have him out and increase our pursuit towards peace.

“But we may not advance all the things we are doing backdoor but I can assure you that all the powers-that-be in this country know that people like us are not sitting on the fence. I don’t know about the next person but I am talking about Benjamin Okezie Kalu. I am not sitting on the fence about it. I am lobbying.

 

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