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News Updated: April 01, 2024

Kalu speaks on Nnamdi Kanu's release

By Adekunle Obas
April 01, 2024
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Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu, has disclosed ongoing efforts to secure the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).

He stated that while legal processes are underway, political solutions are being explored behind the scenes.

During a special edition of "The Ben Kalu's Mandate," a radio program on FLO FM in Umuahia, Abia State, held virtually on Monday, Kalu clarified that efforts to secure Kanu's release are part of a broader peace initiative.

He emphasised that the Peace In South East Project (PISE-P), recently launched by him, includes reconciliation efforts that recognise Kanu's importance.

Kalu's remarks came in response to an inquiry by the program anchor, Wisdom Thomas, about the involvement of PISE-P in Kanu's case.

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Kalu stressed his commitment to advocating for Kanu's release, acknowledging him as a fellow Igbo and expressing his willingness to engage in lobbying efforts.

He highlighted discussions with President Bola Tinubu regarding a potential visit by Igbo elders to address issues affecting the South East. Kalu reiterated his stance on supporting the administration while seeking solutions to regional challenges.

Regarding the South East Development Commission Bill, Kalu provided an update, stating that the legislation is in the conference committee stage, where issues related to commissioner confirmations are being addressed.

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