Presidential aspirant and journalist, Dele Momodu, has called on the Federal Government to reach a settlement with Igbo leaders over Nnamdi Kanu, the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
Kanu is currently in the custody of the Department of State Services and is facing charges bordering on terrorism and treasonable felony.
In a post on his verified Facebook page, on Wednesday, Dele Momodu stated that the lack of agreement between the Federal Government and Kanu had resulted in suffering in Igboland.
He said this while speaking on the release of Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, by authorities in the Benin Republic.
“Multiple sources have told me CHIEF SUNDAY IGBOHO ADEYEMO has told them of my nocturnal visit to him in Cotonou… For me, it was not a big deal. “I remember how many Nigerians risked everything to support me when I was arrested and detained at ALAGBON LAGOS in 1993 over the June 12 crisis. I have just read the report of my visit on Opera News and am truly humbled.
“Nigerian leaders have a lot to learn from The Madiba DR NELSON MANDELA in seeking for peace and reaching out to those who are not happy with the unnecessary division and the breakdown of law and order in many parts of our great country…
“I’m asking the Federal Government to speedily reach amicable settlement with Igbo leaders over MAZI NNAMDI KANU. The suffering in Igboland as a result of this impasse is absolutely excruciating and highly regrettable…”