Prof Chukwuma Soludo, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) gubernatorial candidate in Anambra State, stated on Tuesday that he and a few other famous Igbo Indigenes facilitated the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in 2017.
Soludo stated that he brought 12 notable Igbos to Abuja in 2017 for Kanu’ s release, and that he will continue to protect Igbo interests in all their endeavors and include them in his administration, particularly in the formulation of public policies.
According to Daily Post, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) spoke during an APGA political event in Attani, Ogbaru Local Government Area (LGA), Anambra State, to party members and supporters.
” Let me remind you that I have been supporting the cause of the Igbos, ” he remarked. When Nnamdi Kanu was denied bail in 2017, I led a delegation of 12 important Igboland figures to Kuje Prison, where we negotiated his release.
” I was the one who spoke to the press following the visit, and he was released a few days later. I didn’ t know who he was at the time. ”
Soludo stated that he was recalling it because a formidable force was required to negotiate the progress and status of Igbos in Nigeria.
” We need a platform where Igbos are front and center, not in the background, and APGA is such platform. ”
” The wellbeing of the South East can be attained via genuine communication and negotiation, not by using armaments and destroying lives and property, ” says the report. Soludo was adamant.
He stated that his party aimed for rapid development as well as the supply of essential infrastructure.
He went on to say that the APGA leadership under Gov. Willie Obiano had been the best in the country, touching every aspect of development.
Soludo pledged to use his professionalism and political skills to meet the demands of the people, emphasizing that his urban renewal initiative would begin in the state at the same time.