Maduako Igbokwe l Friday, October 14, 2022
AWKA, Anambra – The Abia state governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Prof Gregory Ibe has commended the Nigerian judiciary for affirming its position as the last bastion of hope for the common man in Nigeria by ordering the discharge and acquittal of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Prof. Ibe speaking on the heels on Thursday Court of Appeal ruling in Abuja which exonerated Mazi Kanu of all seven charges bordering on terrorism, brought against him by the Federal Government, extolled the forthrightness of the three-man panel of the Court of Appeal who delivered the landmark judgment.
He described the ruling as “altruistic but legally sound judgment”.
Prof Ibe urged the Federal Government to resist the temptation of pursuing the matter further at the Supreme Court as hinted by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN.
According to him, federal government should rather adopt a “political solution as a way of finding lasting remedies that will engender peace while enhancing oneness and inclusivity”.
He stated that Mazi Kanu’s release will stop the current every Monday sit-at-home sympathy protest by South Easterners. Prof Ibe also implored the government not to let the opportunity of restoring normalcy to the region to slip.
Abia state born Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been standing trial in Abuja since his forceful repatriation to the country in 2021.