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Tuesday, 21 March 2023 20:10

Soludo congratulates Tinubu, says release of Nnamdi Kanu necessary for peace in south-east

Chukwuma Soludo, the governor of Anambra, has congratulated Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, on his victory in the February 25 elections.

In a statement on Tuesday, Soludo said Anambra was ready to collaborate with the federal government to achieve a high standard of development in his state.

“Let me also congratulate the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his election. Nigeria is the winner, and I am confident that a better future lies ahead of us, congratulations to all Nigerians,” he said.

“We pledge to collaborate and partner with you and the federal government for the development of Anambra state and Nigeria. This is the only country that we call ours and we must make it work.”

Soludo said Tinubu should release Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) because he is a crucial stakeholder in the realisation of sustainable peace in the south-east region.

“In this regard, may I repeat my previous calls and hereby request our president-elect to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu immediately after swearing-in (that is, if he is not released before then),” he said.

“We need him around the table as an important stakeholder in discussions about healing and sustainable peace in the south-east. Elections and partisan politics are over, and we should all now focus 100 percent of our time on delivering good governance to our people.”

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