Deputy Speaker, Kalu champions agitation for Nnamdi Kanu’s release


By Disun Amosun

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Benjamin Kalu has commended the authorities at the Supreme Court of Nigeria for releasing the Certified True Copy (CTC) of its December 15, 2024 judgement on the detention of the leader of outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

The Deputy Speaker is not relenting in the move of springing the detained IPOB leader out of detention through the Instrumentality of his Peace In South East Project, PISE-P by relentlessly canvassing for a non-kinetic approach towards resolving the security challenges in the SouthEast region.

Hon. Benjamin Kalu had on Monday joined Kanu’s family and lawyers to make a plea to the authorities to take action on the matter especially in the light of the expiration of the 14 days window given by law for signing the release document.

Consequent upon this, the authorities of the country’s apex court heeded the call and made the CTC available.

Reacting to the development on Tuesday, Kalu applauded the Supreme Court for obliging the request, saying that the apex judicial body hearkened to the voice of reasoning.

Similarly, Kalu also expressed gratitude to the Army, the Police, the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security agencies for helping to sustain the peace of the South East.

The Deputy Speaker also urged the people of the South East not to lose hope, assuring that efforts were being made to secure Kanu’s release.

He charged the people to continue to maintain the peace of the region, saying that the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu led government is genuinely interested in the development of the SouthEast region.

Kalu also hailed the people for heeding the call of ending the sit at home observed on Mondays, asking them to completely make it a thing of the past as it has not in any measure added to their social wellbeing but rather crippled the economy of the South East.

He said that PISE-P is working together with the Federal Government and the Governors of the five eastern states of the zone to ensure that its pillar of Reconciliation, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction will be achieved to properly integrate the people.