Clark Asks Buhari To Release Kanu, Knocks Malami

Elder statesman and leader of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, Edwin Clark, has urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to order the release of the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in line with the court’s judgement.

The PUNCH had reported that the National Security Council stated that it backed the position of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, over the Appeal Court judgment on Kanu, which debunked his complete acquittal.

In a statement on Monday, Clark also faulted Malami, whom he said had abandoned part of his job and involved in what he described as “executive rascality,” to the dismay of patriotic citizens.

He said, “I consider this stance of the Federal Government as rather imperious and needless. I, therefore, earnestly call on President Muhammadu Buhari to obey the judgment of the Court of Appeal and order the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu in the interest of peace in the country, the South East Zone, in particular.

“I remember, and it is well known, that when the leaders, elders and traditional rulers of the South East pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari during a meeting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, to release Kanu and other pro-Biafra agitators in detention, the President responded that Nnamdi Kanu’s fate will be decided by the court. And even when they (Igbo leaders) visited him at Aso Rock, the President again said the matter was no longer in his hand and the security agencies, but in the hand of the judiciary and that whatever the court decides would be final.

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