Ike Ekweremadu, former Deputy Senate President, has disclosed that efforts were ongoing to ensure the release of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
Kanu has been in the detention of the Department of State Services since June when he was forcefully arrested from Kenya.
Ekweremadu disclosed that the South-East Caucus in the National Assembly is “quietly” working towards finding a political solution that would lead to Kanu’s release.
He spoke in a lecture titled: “The Igbo in Diaspora: A Perspective” delivered virtually in Pretoria, South Africa, on Sunday, and was contained in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Uche Anichukwu.
The former DSP recounted that the Caucus had in the past sought a political solution for agitators from the region in the past.
He urged Igbo in the diaspora to voice out against violent agitations, while ensuring the security and stability in the Southeast.
According to Ekweremadu: “Let me also assure you that the South-East Caucus of the National Assembly is not resting on its oars.
“We are working quietly and surely to address these issues, including finding a political solution to the Mazi Nnamdi Kanu matter.
“We did it before in the case of Chief Ralph Uwazuruike in 2007. We also did it in the case of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in 2017. And God willing, and with your support and prayers, we will succeed again in the matter of Nnamdi kanu to promote peace and stability in our region.”
Kanu is expected to appear by October 21 before the Justice Binta Nyako-led Federal High Court in Abuja to continue his trial for alleged treason.