Nnamdi Kanu, the imprisoned leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra, was denied bail by President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (ret.) on Thursday.
He claimed that Kanu, who is now on trial, was given every chance allowed by the law “to defend all the unfavorable comments uttered against Nigeria while he was in Britain.”
At the same time, he reaffirmed his intention to step down in May 2023 to make way for the next administration.
The President made this declaration during a bilateral discussion with the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on the sidelines of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, according to a statement from his Special Advisor on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
“Another term for me?” read the statement’s headline. No! It didn’t go well for the first individual who tried it.
Regarding claims that Kanu was denied access to private meetings with his attorneys, the President stated that the arrested separatist is being given every chance allowed by the law “to defend all the unfavorable things he made against Nigeria when he was in Britain.
“He spoke deplorable things about Nigeria while feeling extremely safe in Britain. When he eventually left the United Kingdom, we caught him and took him to court. Let him stand by all he stated there.
He claimed that in light of Kanu’s prior decision to skip bail, the Federal Government might no longer be willing to offer him this privilege.
Kanu’s lawyers have access to him, according to Buhari. If he is admitted to bail, how can we be certain that he won’t skip bail again?
Regarding the PM’s desire to assist Nigeria in the area of security, the President stated that stabilizing Libya might be a good first step because Muammar Gaddafi’s armed guards were released after 42 years in power and are now wreaking havoc throughout the region because that is all they know how to do.
Buhari stated of the Boko Haram insurgency that there is a genuine effort being made to inform the public that only a person who is not serious could slaughter innocent people and “claim Allah Akbar” (God is Great). Justice is God. You cannot blame God for the suffering of innocent people. The educational process is having an impact because people now recognize Boko Haram as being anti-God and not religious.
The British PM inquired about Buhari’s intentions to run for office again, showing that he was clearly unaware of the statutory two-term limit.
Another punishment for me? No! In the middle of laughs, Buhari replied, “The first guy who tried it didn’t end very well.
The UK was further lowering tariffs on some items heading to Nigeria, PM Johnson said, adding that he was thrilled about the excellent news on trade between the two nations.
He said there was a “really strong tie” between the two nations and said, “I just want to make sure we are doing enough. We must take advantage of this significant alliance for our benefit.
Johnson expressed sympathy for recent attacks in Nigeria, notably those on churches. It might interest you to read Lagos, which Tinubu “developed,” is the world’s second-worst liveable city
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