This is after the UN Working Group on Human Rights and Arbitrary Detention, had in July, directed the FG to immediately and unconditionally release Kanu from the unlawful detention and pay him adequate compensation for the flagrant violation of his human rights.
The international body also indicted the Kenyan and Nigerian governments for the unlawful abduction, torture, rendition, and continued detention of the IPOB leader.
But, the Coalition of Northern Groups CNG, through its spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, responded by urging the FG to resist and reject the UN’s directive, even as it accused IPOB and Kanu of being responsible for the orgy of violence spreading across Nigeria.
While speaking at the APGA Campaign kick-off in Awka, Soludo admitted that Kanu was central to the resolution of the insecurity devastating the South East and urged the FG to release the separatist leader unconditionally.
According to the governor, if the detained IPOB leader could not be released unconditionally, he should be released to him as he is ready to stand surety for him.
“I am making a passionate appeal to the federal government to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally. If he cannot be released unconditionally, I want him released to me and I will stand surety for him”, Soludo said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Christian Aburime.
The statement further quoted the governor as saying: “We need Nnamdi Kanu in the roundtable conversation to discuss the insecurity in the South East. We must end insecurity in this region and we need Nnamdi Kanu to be around”.