Goddy Uwazuruike, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s proceeded with detainment of pioneer of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has changed the fomenter from the status of no one important to a hero.
The Igbo scholarly said thee celebration of Kanu as a saint and the uproar for his discharge from Kuje jail was conceived out of need and practicality.
According to him, the require Kanu’s discharge and the consequent hero status he had pulled in can be advocated by a suggestion to an African proverb.
He said “If a person on his approach to work finds a man beating his kid by virtue of noncompliance, and the youngster is as yet located serving a similar discipline at night, what would the passer-by tell the father? Of course he would wade in and say: ‘this is enough, stop it. It is enough.
“Who was Nnamdi Kanu before now? He was no one. Be that as it may, all of a sudden amid this confinement, after different court have released him, he has moved toward becoming someone. By government’s activity, it has made him an authority person.
“Remember some years ago, leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Chief Gani Adams, was arrested, just like the late NADECO leader, Chief Abraham Adesanya. But it got a stage that people shouted ‘Leave these people alone.’
“Similarly, we are calling for the release of Kanu, enough is enough. It has nothing to do with the 2019 elections.
“Nnamdi Kanu is not a threat to anybody. You have him in prison for owing a radio station but his detention has not stopped the radio station to stop broadcasting.”
On why the call is being made at this time, he said: “It is never too late to say the truth, even at the point of death.
“Let me put it this way, anyone who keeps silence in the face of oppression and injustice deserves the worse treatment.
“Prof. Soludo, Prof Utomi and the governors have spoken and we are very happy and we call on all Nigerians to join in the call as well. If people are charged for treason because they spoke about injustice and oppression, then they are labeled enemies of the state, then you know what kind of government that is.”
On how to effect the release, he said the Attorney- General of the Federation should advise the President that this treasonable felony trial will do him no good and the charge should be dropped.
“And that is why we advocate the separation of the office of Attorney General from that of the Minister of Justice, the former answers to the people while the latter to the President”,