Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has posited that President Muhammadu Buhari’s integrity and reputation would be jeopardized if he did not follow through on his solemn commitment and release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the incarcerated leader of the now-proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
HURIWA reminded President Buhari that it would be distressing if he struggles to fulfill his pledge when confronted with an unquestionable petition for the release of jailed Kanu.
President Buhari, according to the group, expressed the greatest confidence to a team from the South East led by First Republic Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, who visited him in Abuja to intervene for the leader of the separatist movement.
It was noted that President Buhari indicated that while he would examine the request for the IPOB leader’s unrestricted release, it was a tough demand to make, especially because the case was in court.
“People watched President Muhammadu Buhari from all over the World discussing with reputable traditional, non partisan and spiritual leaders of Igboland who visited him to plead for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the President accepted to consider the request.
“But many weeks after, the Prisoner of conscience detained for canvassing for peaceful self determination has not been released. In the Spirit of Christmas we urge President Muhammadu Buhari to release the IPOB leader and to integrate the Igbo speaking population into the top positions in the internal security architecture of the Country to restore a sense of belonging “.