Former CBN governor Charles Soludo, Prof. Pat Utomi and other visitng IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu at the Kuje prison

The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Charles Soludo has called for the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu

- Soludo led other Igbo leaders to visit the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) on Tuesday, February 28

- Soludo has revealed why they visited Kanu

The former governor of the CBN, Charles Soludo has given reasons why he visited the leader of the IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

Why we visited Nnamdi Kanu - Soludo
The delegation that visited Nnamdi Kanu

Soludo who spoke to journalists after the visit to Kanu at Kuje Prison said the act was in solidarity with the detained IPOB.

Soludo visited Kanu alongside renowned economist Pat Utomi, Law Mefor, national secretary of the Alliance Democracy, Udenta Udenta among others under aegis of Nzuko Umunna, a coalition of all major group in the South-east and South-south.

Why we visited Nnamdi Kanu - Soludo
Soludo, Utomi and others leaving Kuje prison

The former CBN governor said the visit was also to consult with Kanu on his agitation for Biafra and the way forward in liberating and ensuring development in the South-east and South-south region.

He also said Nigeria as a country has never been more divided than it is now.

He said: "We visited to hear his own point of view and also Nigeria has never been divided like it is now!"

Soludo said the agitations in the region is due to corruption via looting by elites and the failure to address issues and challenges ravaging the country.

He also said that no citizen of Nigeria deserves the kind of the treatment meted to Kanu and his co-accused.

"Nnamdi Kanu is not above the law, neither should he be put beneath it," Soludo said.

Soludo had urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the federal government to release Kanu and his colleagues.

A Press briefing by 'Nzuko Umunna' led by former CBN governor Chukwuma Soludo, Pat Utomi after a visit to Nnamdi Kanu in Kuje Prison
Soludo, Utomi, 6 other stakeholders paid a historic visit to Nnamdi Kanu in Kuje prison.

The former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Chukwuma Soludo, on Tuesday, February 28, paid a historic visit to the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu.

Soludo who was accompanied by renowned economist Pat Utomi alongside six others were at the Kuje Prison were they met with Kanu and three of his co-accused.
While the purpose of the visit is not yet clear, the visit was made under the umbrella of Nzuko Umuna, a coalition of Igbo group.

Sources said that the group cuts across all the major groups in the South-East including those in diaspora.

Also, Tony Nnadi, the secretary general of the Lower Niger Congress who was part of the visit told that the group will work with all aggrieved Igbo groups
Nnadi said: "We have announced a process, on January 1, 2017, the LNC rolled out a registration of three million volunteers who want a referendum."

"The matter now is how to put a date for the referendum and go to vote," Nnadi said.

Below is a full list of those who accompanied Soludo:
1. Chukwuma Soludo - Former CBN governor
2. Pat Utomi - Renowned economist
3. Tony Nnadi - Secretary general of LNC
4. Udenta Udenta - National secretary of Alliance Democracy
5. Emeka Ugwuoju - Chairman South-East, South-South professionals
6. Collins Ugwu
7. Law Mefor
8. Ferdinand Agu

News Source: NAIJ



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