Abaribe Reacts To Supreme Court’s Judgement On Nnamdi Kanu

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The lawmaker representing Abia South senatorial district, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has reacted to the Supreme Court’s ruling against leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

The apex court had upturned the decision of the Appeal Court which granted Kanu’s release from the Department of State Services (DSS) custody.

In a statement few hours after the judgement on Friday, Abaribe called for calm assuring that south-East leaders will “vigorously” pursue a political solution that would ultimately set him free.

Senator Abaribe has called for calm and implored the southeast not to despair over the outcome at the Supreme Court.

Abaribe said: “I’m of the firm belief that this current federal government will do something very fast to release Nnamdi Kanu, if for no other reason, but for national cohesion and unity of the country.

“As leaders, we shall continue to press for a solution that will be the best in the circumstance.”

The senator who once stood as Kanu’s surety, also expressed shock over the sudden death of an ex-governor of Anambra state, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, describing it as the great fall of an Iroko tree in Igbo land and Nigeria.

Senator Abaribe lamented that Okwadike’s death has once more robbed Ndigbo and Nigeria of a consummate advocate of people’s rights and equality for all.

He said Ezeife spent his life particularly his later days on earth preaching for equity, justice, fairness and good governance in Nigeria, especially he was most vocal on the Igbo question and their place in the Nigeria project.

“Okwadike never hid his feelings and as such voiced out his opinion on vexed national issues as it affected his beloved Igbo. He spoke truth to power no matter whose ox was gored,” Abaribe said.

“He was a man of panache and candour who carved a national image for himself being a cultural icon, a brave warrior who loved our people so dearly.

“Okwadike will be sorely missed. His resolute and fearless stand on national discussion would be too hard to replace. Ironically he died on the eve of a day our brother Nnamdi Kanu was denied release by the Supreme Court. It would have been a fitting gift to him.”

 

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