Nnamdi Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, has urged President Bola Tinubu to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), citing a historical precedent involving Odumegu Ojukwu and Obafemi Awolowo.
Referring to events from the 1960s, Ejimakor highlighted that when Awolowo faced treason charges in 1965 and was imprisoned in Calabar, Okpara ensured his confinement in the East for his safety.
Later, upon Ojukwu’s assumption of power, Awolowo was released on August 3rd, 1966, reportedly as a gesture to please the Yoruba community.
In a social media post, Ejimakor emphasized the historical context, urging Tinubu to reciprocate this historical precedent by releasing Nnamdi Kanu, using the hashtag #FreeMNK.
Further addressing the current situation, the constitutional lawyer criticized the excessive deployment of the Army in the Southeast.