50 Members Of House Of Representatives Urge Tinubu To Discontinue Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial

Written by on June 24, 2024

  1. By Christian Nwokocha

Members of House of Representatives Abuja, numbering 50 from different parts of Nigeria and political parties known as Concerned Federal Lawmakers for Peace and Security in the South-East have appealed to President Bola Tinubu to invoke Section 174 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and Section 107(1) of Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from detention to aid the restoration of peace in the South-East region.

The lawmakers also appealed to President Tinubu to commence a presidential peace initiative to address all issues and challenges bedevilling the South-east region of Nigeria.

The requests were contained in a three-page letter signed by the lawmakers, dated June 19, 2024, and addressed to Mr President.

The lawmakers included; Hon. Obi Aguocha (Abia), Hon. Ikenga Ugochinyere (Imo), Hon. Aliyu Mustapha (Kaduna), Hon. Midala Balami (Borno), Hon. Afam Ogene (Anambra), Hon. Abiante Awaji-Inombek (Rivers) and Hon. Dominic Okafor (Anambra).

This list includes house of Representatives members across the South East, South South, South West and of the Northern States of Nigeria.

The group urged the President to direct the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi to invoke his powers under the provisions of Section 174(1) of the Constitution and Section 107(1) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 and cause the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from detention and discontinue his trial in the interest of peace in the South East

According to the lawmakers, they believed that such action was long overdue and would be instrumental in opening of doors for much-needed conversations surrounding peace, restoration and inclusivity as well as addressing the issues that led to the agitations in the South-East

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