Aloy Ejimakor, the Special Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has emphasized the significance of releasing the Biafra agitator, suggesting that this action could potentially bring an end to the eight-year period of persecution witnessed during the tenure of former President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ejimakor firmly believes that the release of Nnamdi Kanu could mark a turning point in Nigerian history, closing the dark chapter of relentless persecution that has marred the nation’s recent past.
In a statement posted on the social media platform X, the constitutional lawyer urged Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a prominent Nigerian politician, to not only work towards securing Nnamdi Kanu’s release but also to extend his efforts to free all prisoners of conscience who have endured injustice during this period.
Ejimakor stated, “Irrespective of your position on the issue of self-determination, it is undeniable that, for eight long years, the administration of President Buhari subjected those who advocated for it to brutal persecution. The only just way to bring closure to this dark era is by granting freedom to Nnamdi Kanu and all other prisoners of conscience.”
He further emphasized that Tinubu possesses the authority and moral responsibility to act decisively in this matter, arguing that additional court orders should not be necessary for this humanitarian endeavor.
As discussions surrounding the release of Nnamdi Kanu continue to gain momentum, there is a growing hope that these actions will contribute to the healing and reconciliation of a nation deeply affected by years of division and persecution.