Biafra: As Southeast Senators Visit Nnamdi Kanu; Matters Arising
By Ifeanyi Chijioke
22 November 2016
After a long wait; they seem to have decided to wade in and address the issue of Nnamdi Kanu’s continued incarceration. Their decision to come in should not yet be celebrated; they are here to ask for a compromise which is too costly. In their various senatorial zones; the people that voted them are clamoring for them to do something about their leader illegally incarcerated. They yet cannot deny the fact that they would go down in history as honorable men who fought for their people if they give the people Nnamdi Kanu.
Nnamdi Kanu as a political prisoner means that Buhari has hijacked the Nigerian Judiciary which puts them under influence. Even the present trial Judge cannot independently handle the matter; there seems to be ongoing effort to force Nnamdi Kanu into compromise. The Southeast Senators must have met Buhari and he might have indicated his willingness to free Nnamdi Kanu but wants the Senators to talk to him. This is another move without any atom of sense; Nnamdi Kanu has the mandate of over 70 million Biafrans and one thinks by locking him up and forcing him to conform is meaningful.
Talking to Nnamdi Kanu is a good idea but anything that has to do with compromise is dead on arrival. It is imperative to understand that Nnamdi Kanu is exercising his right and would see it as illegal to try to conform him. The Senators are very much free to talk to Nnamdi Kanu but it is insulting to them that they are talking to a prisoner and not a free man.
The first thing the senators should have done was to ask Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu and then they can talk to Nnamdi Kanu; debate and superior reason would prevail. I have always made it clear that Biafra has surpassed the stage that a mere...follow link to continue reading: