Enugu Governor Peter Mbah Thursday met with President Bola Tinubu, appealing for the release of detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Mbah told reporters at the Presidential Villa, Abuja after the meeting, saying that his appeal was based on the promise by the President to engender national healing and serve with compassion in his inaugural speech.
He expressed the hope that the President would give a favorable consideration to the request for the self-acclaimed IPOB leader to regain his freedom.
“Finally, we also talked about the release of Nnamdi Kanu. You know, that the South East has made a collective demand to have Nnamdi Kanu released. And we basically identified with that and request, Mr. President, who in his inaugural address promised the people that he’s going to engender national healing and he’s going to serve with compassion.
“So we’ve basically informed him that this would serve as a pointer to his administration’s extension of hands of fellowship to Ndigbo,” Mbah said.