A member of the House of Representatives for Umuahia North/Umuahia South/Ikwuano Federal Constituency of Abia State, Obi Aguocha, has slammed former President, Muhammadu Buhari for contemplating eliminating Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.

Buhari’s thoughts about Nnamdi Kanu were conveyed in a new book written by his former aide, Femi Adesina.

In the book, Adesina said that there was an option of eliminating Kanu, quoting the former President as saying bringing Kanu back to face trial in Nigeria was a favour.

Aguocha, in a statement made available to reporters in Abuja on Monday, said the remarks by Buhari regarding Kanu’s handling are deeply concerning.

The lawmaker said that suggesting that the elimination of a citizen was an option, even in retrospect, is alarming and raises serious questions about the commitment to the rule of law and human rights.

Aguocha said: “The suggestion of ‘elimination’ as a viable option undermines the principles of justice and due process.

“The Supreme Court of Nigeria, in its recent judgement, roundedly condemned Buhari’s government on the attack on the home of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and also his rendition from Kenya.

“For the former President to summarily suggest that being subjected to such illegality was a favour for a citizen is totally reckless and reeks of all things personal vendetta, and so far from the high standards of civility expected from a leader.

“President Buhari should rather come clean by confessing all he used his office to do to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the South East.

“Nobody, including Femi Adesina and his principal, should play God in respect of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. There is an inordinate obsession with the former president seeing Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in detention because of his prejudice. “

‘Confess all you did’ — lawmaker slams Buhari over Nnamdi Kanu

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