Uche Nwosu, the former Chief of Staff to the Imo State governor, has called upon President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to facilitate the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in the interest of peace in the Southeast.
Nwosu made this appeal during a telephone conversation with journalists in Abuja. He stressed that with gubernatorial elections approaching in Imo State, Tinubu must heed the call for peace and seek a political solution to the dispute between Nnamdi Kanu and the federal government.
He stated, “There is a need for an amicable resolution of the issue between Nnamdi Kanu and the federal government. I have been an advocate for a political solution to this problem, even during the time of former President Muhammadu Buhari.”
Nwosu suggested that Nnamdi Kanu should be released to political leaders, such as the Ohanaeze, to achieve peace in the state. He expressed confidence that leaders like Tinubu would address the issue and help bring peace to the Southeast.
Nwosu, a member of the campaign council for Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma, encouraged all Imo state residents to vote and assured them that security agencies would ensure the safety of lives and property during the elections.
He further emphasized that the primary focus should be on the state’s peace and unity, regardless of the political party or individual candidates, and expressed hope for a free and fair election with the return of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State.