A former Minister of Aviation, Mbazulike Amaechi, has sent an important message to the Indigenous People of Biafra over their recent agitation for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Amaechi made it clear that there are just two ways Nnamdi Kanu can regain his freedom.
The former Minister of Aviation made it known that Nnamdi Kanu can be released either by political or legal means. This revelation was made after President Buhari declared that Nnamdi Kanu’ s release can be politically enhanced.
He said, ” Kanu’ s situation can be solved either politically or even legally. It can be solved legally by the Attorney- General. When I met the President, he told me he would consider my request on Nnamdi Kanu.
There are many ways to kill a rat. So, I have no reason to doubt the President. People need to trust him because he is not the type of President who talks without knowing what he is saying. He is a highly principled man.
I don’ t think the President has reneged on what he told me. He has so far not. All I know is that discussions are going on. I can’ t tell you more than that. We are in contact and I have trust in the President’ s words” .
Amaechi’ s statement means that Nnamdi Kanu could be released if the Federal Government drops their charges against him. He could also regain his freedom if the Federal High Court doesn’ t find him guilty of all the charges.
Amaechi’ s shocking revelation has sparked controversy in the Nigerian political scene. Questions have been raised on whether Amaechi’ s statement can be treated with absolute peculiarity.
Whose statement should be treated with utmost peculiarity between President Buhari and Amaechi?
At the moment, it remains unclear whether President Buhari truly has the power to grant the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. We just have keep our fingers crossed and see how events unfold in the next few months.