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A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Charles Soludo, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the immediate release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

Soludo said this in Abuja on Thursday at the presentation a book entitled, ‘The Politics of Biafra and the Future of Nigeria,’ written by Chudi Offodile.

The former CBN governor said Kanu was not popular until security agents arrested him last year.

 He recalled that Chief Obafemi Awolowo was imprisoned for treason in the 1960s, but this caused him to be loved even more among the Yoruba.

Soludo said Kanu’s prolonged detention would make him a hero or a martyr, which would not stop the current Biafran agitation.

The ex-CBN governor warned that if Kanu was not released, his detention could be used as a campaign tool in 2019, just as the pardoning of Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu was used by Shehu Shagari to gain support in the 1980s.

Other prominent Nigerians at the event included a former Minister of Transport, Osita Chidoka; former Vice-President Alex Ekwueme; a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha; and the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah.


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  1. It's high time prominent Igbo leaders and dignitaries started to voice their support for Nnamdi Kanu. He is one of you and means well for the Igbo race. This is a man who left his comfortable life in Britain to come and fight for independence of his people unlike these Ibo politicians who are satisfied just getting allocations from Abuja and giving crumbs to their people. Useless leaders who have swapped their conscience for money and positions. In the end when Biafra becomes a reality you will all be put to shame. But as u have no shame I bet you would still be fighting for political positions in the new Biafra Republic barking we are the elders, we are the elders. Stupid elders
    This is coming from a Yoruba man.


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