President Buhari rules out option of pardoning leader of proscribed IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
Written by News Room on January 6, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari has ruled out the option of pardoning the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Although he acknowledges the possibility of a political resolution, he believes the IPOB leader must answer for his actions over the years, especially while he was out of the country.
It could be recalled that in November last year, President Buhari had promised to consider the request of some leaders from the South East region to release Kanu who is facing treason charges preferred against him by the Nigerian Government.
Although he told the Igbo leaders under the aegis of Highly Respected Igbo Greats that they had made an extremely difficult demand, he insisted that the best thing was to subject the IPOB leader to the judicial system.
In his interview on national television, the President doubted if Kanu was willing to return to the country to clear his name from the allegations against him after he fled in 2017.
Ameen J Kantyok