South-East members of the National Assembly has set in motion moves to to help secure the release of detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The caucus came to this resolution after a closed-door meeting held at the residence of the former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, on Wednesday.
As contained in the communique released afterwards and signed by all federal lawmakers of the region, the group raised a committee to work out modalities of how they could get Many released.
Ekweremadu, who led the group, told journalists that they had resolved to set up a committee that will interface with the federal government and its relevant agencies to find “a political solution” in exchange for Mr Kanu’s freedom.
“To this end we resolved to set up a committee to constructively interface with relevant stakeholders, the Federal Government and its relevant agencies towards finding a political solution. We will keep Ndigbo abreast of developments in that regard,” the communique read.
“We appeal to our people not to allow anyone to destroy the South- East region. The post-war South- East was not built through government patronage, but largely by the sheer determination and sacrifices of our people, who refused to resign to fate or bow their heads in defeat.”
The lawmakers also condemned the destruction of lives and livelihoods as well as the disruption of the ongoing examinations in schools in the South East under the guise of enforcing a sit at home order by the group.