Prior to the ongoing killings, destruction of lives and properties in the State and South Eastern Nigeria. The Anambra State Association of Town Unions (ASATU) the umbrella body of the 179 communities of Anambra State ably led by its National President, Hon Barr Akpudo Titus Nnabuike, (Ichaka Egbe Eji Egbuagu) had call on President Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria to consider the unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu.
In a statement at his country home Eziowelle, idemili North Council Area, Hon Akpudo noted that the detention of the leader of the IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu have paralysed business activities whereas the lives and properties of ndị Anambra and many southeasterns are in danger.
Sadly, in Anambra, there was almost total compliance in the major towns as commercial, business and transport activities were paralysed. Markets, banks, schools, fuel stations and government departments were closed as people stayed in their homes while many civil servants did not report for duty.
The popular Shoprite Centre, Roban Stores and some popular eateries in the state were closed.
Speaking further, the National President of Union, harped on the need for the demand for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB which according to him is a as a good step towards consolidating Peace, National unity and reconciliation.
Hon Akpudo noted that he decided to join the call for the release of Mazi Nnamdi kanu because he “saw a genuine and honest commitment on the part of a more energised President Buhari, GCFR to leave a legacy of peace, unity, security and democratic consolidation.” for the citizenry.
He therefore urged the Federal Government through the office of presidency to kindly consider the release of Nnamdi kanu as wanton loss of lives and properties was not necessary, in view of the government’s resolve to protect all citizens, irrespective of beliefs, language and cultures.”
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