Candidates running for governor of Anambra on Saturday have demanded for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the incarcerated leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Kanu is now detained by the Department of State Services (DSS), and his next court appearance is scheduled on November 10 in Abuja.
The governorship aspirants (nine of them) have also requested President Muhammadu Buhari to demilitarize the South East region “in order to reduce the heightened tension in the region.”
Ben Etiaba of the AA, Charles Soludo of the APGA, Obinna Uzoh of the SDP, Akachukwu Nwankpo of the ADC, Onyejegbu Okwudili of the APM, Ifeanyi Uba of the YPP, Andy Uba of the APC, Nnamdi Nnawuo of the PRP, and Obiora Okonkwo of the Z.
“We urge all our supporters and other stakeholders to commit fully to these ideals and refrain from any act that may imperil the election.
“In order to eschew all acts that may torpedo the forthcoming election, we urge the Federal Government to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to the South East Council of Traditional Rulers and the representatives of Igbo archbishops and bishops.
“We urge the Federal Government to take urgent steps to demilitarise the South East zone and stem the heightened tension, skirmishes and endless bloodletting between the security agencies and our youths.”
The Governors also urged IPOB to refrain from taking any activities that may jeopardize the election process.