Afenifere Criticizes FG Over Amendment Charges In Kanu’s Case

Afenifere has criticized the FG over the amendment charges in Kanu’s case.

Glamtush reports that as the Federal Government put forward its amended seven-count charge against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu in court, the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has said the FG was not serious about the case.

The Federal Government put forward its amended seven-count charge against IPOB leader at the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday.

The National Secretary-General of the association, Mr Sola Ebiseni, who commented on the case in a statement, said it appeared that the case had come to its wit’s end.

The statement read in part, “With the amended seven counts charges against Nnamdi Kanu, as released by the media, it appears the Federal Government has come to its wit’s end in the case with the Biafran Leader and self-determination agitations generally.

“Without prejudice to the determination of the case by the court, it is clear that its end will certainly compound agitations on the national question, an ill-wind that will blow the Buhari administration and Nigeria no good.

“It is time that the Attorney General, Abubakar Malami exercised authoritative superintendence over his office as the Chief Law Officer and adviser of the Federal Government in a way that the interest of the nation may be served than indulge in petty politicking to massage the ego and pander to the personal idiosyncrasies of the President.

“For instance, the alleged name-calling of Muhammadu Buhari, in April 2015, even before he became the President, would ordinarily be ignored as childish vulgar abuse unworthy of a high profile criminal prosecution.”

It added, “A government that admits that mere words of Kanu has become law, either by legitimate obedience or fear, even while in detention, should think out of the box.

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“The appropriate mindset is to admit that Nigeria, as a wobbling contraption of entrenched nationalities, is negotiable and that negotiations do not necessarily lead to dismemberment. Let the dialogue begin.”