Former Enugu Local Government Chairman and a stalwart of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Pastor Sam Iyiogwe has called on Governor’s of the South East to make a formal demand for the release of detained IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu.
Iyiogwe who spoke in Enugu Wednesday also requested that Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi should lead the delegation to the President because of the goodwill he enjoys.
The call is coming at a time the Southern Governors are billed to meet in Enugu were major issues affecting the people especially the issue of security will be tops on the agenda.
Hear him; “I passionately appeal that the South East governors and other leaders from the zone especially the Ohanaeze Ndigbo should champion a very strong team to see that Nnamdi Kanu is released.
“From my understanding of what Governor Ugwuanyi is doing in Enugu State, I think he can lead that team. I am happy that a lot of responsibilities are being vested upon him by the PDP which shows the capacity he represents. It also shows his humble approach to issues; and his acceptability by different class of people in Nigeria. I think he can do it; he can play that role; he can reach out to his colleagues and different leaders of the South-East.
“He can also reach the federal government because to me he is most cherished and loved by the presidency and people of Nigeria; he is a friend to everyone.
Yes the matter is in court but it is the federal government that took the man to court; it’s also the system that arrested him.
“You can see that his arrest and detention has not solved the problem rather the situation is worse. You can see that his arrest and detention has not solved the problem rather the situation is worse.
“When you review your steps and actions and discover that there is no good results, why not change your steps? If you look at it; before he was arrested the situation was not as tensed as it is today. The federal government has used every means to bring him back to Nigeria for prosecution but has it brought peace? Has it solved the problem? To me the problem has increased.
“Some people will say oh, the sit-at-home is only affecting the South-East Economy, but it’s not true, it’s affecting the entire country and it’s a national embarrassment.
If you are holding somebody in your cage and people are sitting at home for you to release the man, it suggest that people are in support of his messages. If People will listen to orders from somebody they don’t know, somebody you are not seeing, then something must be wrong with your actions.
Let the Federal government have a rethink of her actions.