President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the request of pardoning the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
President Buhari stated that he does not interfere with the judiciary, however, the president said Nnamdi Kanu should account for what he has been doing.
The President told Channels Television in response to the option of pardoning the IPOB leader who is currently in detention.
He said, “Nigerians know that I don’t interfere with the judiciary.
“Let him be listened to. For those who are saying that we should release him, no we cannot release him.
“There is a possibility of political solution; if people behave themselves, all well and good, but you can’t go to a foreign country and keep on sending incorrect economic and security problem against your country and thinking that you will never have to account for what you have been doing. Let him account for what he has been doing.”
Buhari said Kanu abused the country from Europe, and did not voluntarily come and defend himself on the accusations.
“There is one institution that I wouldn’t dare interfere with – that is the judiciary.
“Kanu’s case is with the judiciary, but what I wonder is when Kanu was safely in Europe abusing this administration and mentioning too many things, I never thought really he wants to voluntarily come and defend himself on the accusations.
“So, we are giving him an opportunity to defend himself in our system, not to be abusing us from Europe as if he was not a Nigerian. Let him come here to us and then criticise us here.”
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