Former Governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife has said he would be willing to prostrate or kneel down before President Muhammadu Buhari for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to regain his freedom.
The octogenarian elder statesman and chieftain of Ohanaeze Ndigbo also said the leader of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Professor George Obiozor is making another plan to send a delegation of Igbo elders to visit Buhari on Kanu’s issue.
Ezeife made this known during an interview with the Arise News morning show on Monday while reacting to the Appeal Court verdict which discharged Kanu last week and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami’s disposition against the verdict.
“If President Buhari wants me to kneel down, I will kneel down. If he wants me to prostrate, I’ll prostrate just for Nnamdi Kanu to be released. Going to Supreme Court is a waste of time. Everyone in Nigeria is looking for a new Nigeria,” Ezeife said.
The former governor also said that the release of Kanu will address protests, agitation and sitting-at-home in the South-East region. He also said the Igbo elders will welcome negotiation from the Presidency to ensure Kanu’s release and peace in the South-East.