Senators from the South east have resolved to stick out their neck for their people
The senators will make an attempt to engage detained Radio Biafra director, Nnamdi Kanu
This is part of their resolve after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari Gisthall has gathered from reliable sources in the Senate that South east senators have resolved to visit detained Radio Biafra director, Nnamdi Kanu in prison.
Kanu, 46, is currently being detained at the famous Kuje prison, located in the suburbs of Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja.
The senators were the guests of President Muhammadu Buhari last week at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa.
Among the issues discussed were:
1. The rejected $29.9 loan request of the president by the Nigerian Senate
2. Nnamdi Kanu’s detention
3. Rehabilitation of federal roads in the South east
4. Commencement of the 2nd River Niger
5. Appointment of Igbos in the National Security Council
6. Construction of a standard rail gauge from Agbor to Onitsha
7. Address the issues of kidnapping and Fulani herdsmen violence
8. Establishment of a dry port in Abia, Anambra and Enugu states
9. Construction of extra River Basin Development Authority for the Southeast and
10. Rehabilitation of the Enugu International Airport. “Of particular interest to the senators is the detention of Kanu.
They told the president in clear terms that his continued detention will only aggravate the security situation in the South east, ” a source who preferred to remain anonymous told our reporter.
He continued: “Even as they made a case for him, the senators also decided to visit Kanu in prison in order to caution him against unguarded utterances and urge him to call his supporters to order.
“The distinguished senators feel they owe it as a duty to the region to ensure his release, especially because they are aware of Kanu’s rising popularity in Igbo land. ”
It is not clear whether President Buhari will heed to the demands of the senators, but the government seems desperate to get the loan.
“The government is desperate at this point and will likely meet at least their key demands,” a source in government circles squealed to Gisthall.
All South east senators voted against the president’s attempt to get the loan except Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu representing Imo North Senatorial District.
Uwajumogu is the only All Progressives Congress (APC) senator from the South east. He was absent from the Aso Rock parley.