The Governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress(ADC), in Abia State, Bishop Dr. Sunday Onuoha, on Thursday, reaffirmed his earlier call for the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government to find a political solution in the matter involving the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Bishop Dr. Onuoha who has appealed to the Federal Government ceaselessly for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, said political solution will settle this lingering problem between FG and Nnamdi Kanu, stressing that his long stay in DSS custody, will not bring about solution.
The Methodist Bishop, who recalled how a delegation led by Hon. Mbazulike Amaechi, a former governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Mr. Tagbo Amaechi, Chief Barr. Goddy Uwazurike and himself, visited the President in November last year to appeal that political solution be found in Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s case, added that it is unfortunate that FG has not met that request.
In his words, “I was part of the delegation that visited President Buhari, and in that meeting, we appealed to the President to release Nnamdi Kanu and allow the elders in the South-East to do the needful in terms of reaching a common ground with their son, Nnamdi Kanu.
“I am still engrossed that the presence of elder statesmen from the zone who were part of the delegation and other calibre of persons, did not in anyway, change the position of the Federal Government on Nnamdi Kanu.”
Bishop Dr. Onuoha, who reiterated that there is still time for the federal Government to review the prayers of the elders together with the appeals of other well meaning Nigerians, stated that political solution remains the only alternative open to both parties especially now that there has been court adjustments in the matter.
Recall that the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, reserved its judgement on an appeal the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu filed to quash the terrorism and treasonable felony charge the Federal Government preferred against him.