Kanu will appear before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, January 10, for the commencement of his
The former governor of Abia state visited the parents of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu
The former governor met with His Excellency Eze I.O Kanu and his wife at their palace in Afara-Ibeku, Umuahia
They discussed issues surrounding Kanu’s release, our source has gathered
A former governor of Abia state Orji Uzor-Kalu on Tuesday, January 3, visited the parents of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.
During the visit, our source gathered, the former governor discussed the need for the release of Kanu with His Excellency Eze I. O Kanu and his wife Ugoeze Sally Kanu.
Sources within the family said Uzor-Kalu’s visit to the palace of Eze Kanu was met without much difference from the reply the former governor got from the IPOB leader in Kuje.
Orji-Kalu had in December 2015, visited Kanu in prison.
The former governor during his visit told Kanu that he has to be released
He also based his discussion on the analysis that a prison facility is not befitting for the IPOB leader.
However, while Kanu’s parents were determined to ensure unconditional release of their son, they were also worried disobedience to court orders by the federal government.
See photos from the visit on Tuesday, January 3, below:
“They want justice to be done and said they look forward to welcoming OUK (Orji Uzor-Kalu) back which is the tradition in Igbo custom when a visitor brings you information that requires a response,” the source said.
He also said the family is waiting to hear terms the federal government would list for Kanu’s release while making it clear that the president should be negotiating with Kanu and not them (his parents).
“No discussion will take place until their son is released and the issue of asking their son to renounce Biafra is impossible and cannot be done because they believe it’s what his God has asked him to do.
“They are hoping for a peaceful resolution to the matter but are not cowed by the predicament of their son,” the source added.
Kanu was arrested in Lagos on October 14, 2015, on his arrival from United Kingdom by the Department of State Securities.
He is accused of treasonable felony, mismanagement of an unlawful society and concealing of goods in a container alongside three others.
Kanu will appear before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, January 10, for the commencement of his trial.