Kenneth Okonkwo attributes Nnamdi Kanu’s extended imprisonment to ethnic bias.

Written by on 04/07/2024

Kenneth Okonkwo, a prominent figure in the Labour Party, suggested that ethnic bias is responsible for the prolonged detention of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB (Indigenous People of Biafra). Speaking on Arise Television, Okonkwo compared Kanu’s case to that of other separatist leaders who have seen their charges dropped and have been reintegrated into society, suggesting a double standard.

Okonkwo emphasized that Kanu’s alleged offenses do not surpass those of other separatist leaders who have faced less severe consequences. He criticized the government for what he perceives as unjust treatment of Kanu, calling for his release to bring peace to the South-East region.

Stakeholders, including members of the House of Representatives and South-East governors, have also voiced concerns over Kanu’s detention, urging President Bola Tinubu to intervene for his release amid ongoing unrest in the region demanding Kanu’s freedom.

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