Lawyer backs political solution on Kanu, Igboho
IPOB leader in good health, says Kalu
A Constitutional lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, has declared that political solution to resolve the cases of separatist agitators: Mazi Nnamdi Kanu of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Sunday Igboho is rational and the best way to go.
He made the assertion in a document he described as a summary of his thoughts on the public debate on political solutions to Kanu and Igboho’ saga.
Ejimakor, who is special counsel for the detained IPOB leader, stated that treason and its other varieties like treasonable felony or sedition were regime-specific political offenses that defy easy or summary convictions.
He argued that unless the trial of the separatist agitators was dubiously concluded under the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, a new government would be averse to inheriting its predecessor’s political disagreements, especially of the complex kind.
He also argued that treason trial, if pushed too aggressively, could generate more problems than it initially set out to contain, adding that in most cases, such matters directly or remotely contributed the fall of the regime that started them.
He cited the trial of Chief Obafemi Awolowo for treason, which convulsed Western Nigeria to the point of remotely contributing to the first coup and that of Jerry Rawlings of Ghana, which he said, directly triggered his successful overthrow of the government.
IN a similar vein, Chief Whip of the Senate and former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, yesterday, assured that Kanu was in good health.
Kalu, who visited the IPOB leader in the Department of State Services (DSS) facility in Abuja, stated this on his verified Facebook page, saying: I visited Kanu in DSS custody, Abuja. I met him in good health and care and we discussed umunne (family) issues.”