The Igbo leadership led by Chief Amechi, the first Nigerian Aviation Minister had met with Mr. President behind closed doors. It was gathered after the meeting that the Igbo leadership had demanded for the release of Nnamdi Kanu from President Buhari.
Meanwhile, while responding to the request of the Igbo leadership, President Muhammadu Buhari made it known that the request of the Igbo leaders would be difficult. President Muhammadu Buhari said; ” What you’ ve made is an extremely difficult demand on me as the leader of Nigeria. ”
The President however went ahead to state what he meant when he said the request of the Igbo leaders is extremely difficult. He continued; ” The implication of your present request is very serious. In the last six years, since I became the president of this country, nobody can say I have confronted or interfered in the disposition of the Judiciary” .
Therefore, it can be extracted that the president meant that it would be extremely difficult not because he does not have the executive power to make it happen but because he has never interfered in the disposition of the judiciary. To release Nnamdi Kanu means that he would have to interfere in the Judiciary’ s disposition since the case is being handled by the court of law.
However, President Muhammadu Buhari promised that he would consider the request of the Igbo leadership and that means there is still hope that the Igbo leaders may get what they want. It should however be noted that the reason for the request according to the Igbo leaders is to restore peace in the south east.
Should President Buhari bend his rules to restore peace in the South East or should he allow the court to continue with the work which is already in their hands?
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