The spokesperson for Coalition of United Political Parties, Ugochinyere Imo, has raised the alarm over the deteriorating health condition of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
Imo who addressed journalists at his country home in Akokwa in the Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State on Wednesday said that the country might erupt in crisis if Kanu dies in the custody of Department of Security Service.
He advised president Muhammadu Buhari to order the DSS to release Kanu to attend to his health issues.
Imo contended that the continuous detention of Kanu in DSS custody was illegal, citing a judgment by an appeal court in Abuja and state high court in Umuahia which ordered for his release.
The CUPP spokesperson urged Buhari to release Kanu in the interest of national unity, equity and justice.
He said “I got off the phone from the lawyer to mazi Nnamdi Kanu where his deteriorating health condition was brought to my notice. I want to urge Mr president in the interest of peace and security to order the release of mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“There are several court judgements which have declared his continuously detention illegal. Mr president has the constitutional power through the Attorney general to order for the discontinuance of the matter. Kanu should be released then we come to the negotiation table and address those issues that led to the agitation.”
Imo also condemned the terrorism charges preferred against the governor of central bank, Godwin Emefiele by the DSS .
Imo asked Buhari to instruct DSS to withdraw its terrorism charges against Emefiele.
He said that many are viewing Emefiele’s ordeal in the hands of DSS as a witch-hunt against the southern people.
Imo said that DSS wouldn’t have picked up on Emefiele was he a northerner.
He also carpeted lawmakers at the Imo State House of Assembly for voting against a resolution for the independence of the judiciary, Local Government autonomy and parliamentary autonomy.
Imo urged the people of the state to vote out the state lawmakers for making the state a subject of national mockey.
He said ” I want to urge Imo people to vote out these set of lawmakers at the Imo State house of Assembly. How could these set of lawmakers vote against their own freedom and independence?. This is unthinkable”