HURIWA, the Nigerian Human Rights Writers Association, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of attempting to set the South East on fire by delaying the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
According to the group, there has been a continual orchestrated mismanagement of Kanu’s prosecution, which has been made into a comedy of political persecution.
However, a human rights advocacy group has advised South East youths not to fall prey to regressive elements seeking to cause social unrest in the region.
The Abubakar Malami-led Federal Ministry of Justice, according to HURIWA, has only one agenda: to contaminate the court process and deprive Nnamdi Kanu his constitutionally guaranteed fair hearing.
The rights group denounced the IPOB leader’s continued detention as well as Malami’s office’s purposeful sluggishness in delivering justice.
According to HURIWA, the Federal High Court in Abuja’s delayed trial and continual postponing of the case is primarily intended to incite Igbo youths into setting the South East of Nigeria on fire.
“We appeal to the young people of South East of Nigeria to resist the temptation to be used as cannon fodders for the planned destabilization of the South East of Nigeria ” the organisation said.
HURIWA stated that the alleged Nnamdi Kanu-led IPOB’s sit-at-home order is suffocating economic development in the region, and that it is clear that prosecutors in the Federal Ministry of Justice are engaged in clandestine machinations to continue and escalate the orchestration of civil unrest by using delay tactics in Kanu’s trial by any means possible.
According to the group, certain of the Buhari government’s activities during the trial of Nnamdi Kanu are just intended to fan the flames of hatred and incite civil instability in the South East.
“The game plan of reactionary forces embedded within the office of the Federal Attorney General is to deploy subterfuge and manipulation to try to stoke up Bitterness and agony amongst the supporters and loyalists of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu with the overall goal of precipitating civil UPHEAVALS IN the Igbo speaking South East of Nigeria,” the human rights group noted.
“The truth is that constitutionally in Nigeria the right to fair hearing is guaranteed under section 36 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s constitutionally mandated rights to fairness, absolute justice, equity, and equality before the law are once again being demanded by HURIWA.
HURIWA is dissatisfied that these elements of fairness have been purposefully undercut in the case of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and that this is a direct agenda to destroy South East of Nigeria.