In a significant move towards resolving the prolonged detention of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Hon. Obi Aguocha, representing Ikwuano, Umuahia North, and Umuahia South Federal Constituency of Abia State, met with former President Muhammadu Buhari at his country home in Daura, Katsina State. The meeting aimed to seek Buhari’s intervention and support for a political dialogue that could lead to Kanu’s release.

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Aguocha’s efforts are driven by pragmatic national reconciliation considerations, emphasizing the need for a political resolution to address grievances from all sides. During the meeting, Aguocha expressed regret on behalf of Kanu for past missteps, utterances, and ill gestures, acknowledging the need for reconciliation and unity within the country.

Buhari welcomed Aguocha’s approach and assured him that he would not oppose any political solution to Kanu’s release. This development comes as Aguocha led a group of 50 lawmakers across political and ethnic divides in signing a letter appealing to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to direct the attorney-general and minister of justice to invoke relevant constitutional provisions and expedite a political resolution to Kanu’s detention and trial.

Kanu’s case has been complex and politically charged, with implications for national unity and human rights. His legal journey continues, and public attention remains focused on the outcome. Despite the legal battles, there have been calls for Kanu’s release, with some believing that his release could foster peace, especially if he actively engages in dialogue and reconciliation efforts.

Aguocha’s statement underscores the importance of dialogue and non-contentious approaches, emphasizing that Kanu is willing, ready, and able to contribute to building a new Nigeria characterized by peace, equity, justice, and prosperity. As the country navigates this sensitive issue, Aguocha’s efforts offer a promising sign of a willingness to engage in constructive dialogue and seek a political resolution.