The South East Caucus in the Senate on Thursday urged the Federal Government to obey the Appeal Court ruling, which ordered immediate release of leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.
The caucus in a statement in Abuja sign by the 14 members also advised the federal government against appealing the ruling at the Supreme Court.
It rather urged the presidency to utilise the opportunity presented by the appeal dourt ruling and consider political solution to solve the lingering problem in interest of Nigeria’s unity and peaceful coexistence of Nigerians.
The caucus said resorting to the supreme court would ignite varied interpretations, which to all intents was injurious to the unity and corporate existence of the country.
“We should be mindful of our diversity and the strengths we as a country derive there from,this is the time to show magnanimity and statesmanship.
” The appeal court has provided the leeway for the authorities to walk the talk as ones desirous of preserving Nigerias unity and respect for her diversity.
“Not appealing the matter and resorting to political solution will in no way question the enormous powers of the federal government, rather it would enhance its prestige as a government in love with all segments of the Nigerian society.
“Accordingly, we as a caucus and stakeholders in the Nigeria project appeal to Mr President, to remember the promise he made to a delegation of elders of Igboland sometime ago and release Nnamdi Kanu.
” Especially now that the appeal court by that ruling removed the burden of interference from him,going on appeal would ultimately negate that kind gesture “, the caucus said.
Members of the cacus includes Senators Orji Uzor Kalu (Majority Whip), Chukwuka Utazi (Minority Whip),Enyinnaya Abaribe, Uche Ekwunife, Stella Oduah and Sam Egwu.
Others are, Obinna Ogba ,Theodore Orji, Chimaroke Nnamani, Micheal Nnachi, Onyewuchi Ezenwa, Rochas Okorocha, Frank Ibezim and Ifeanyi Uba.