Omoyele Sowore, a human rights’ activist and presidential hopeful in the forthcoming general elections says he will release the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu and the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, if he becomes Nigeria’s president in 2023.
Speaking immediately after declaring his presidential ambition on Tuesday in Abuja, the activist said: “As soon as I am sworn in on June 12, 2023, I will release all political detainees, particularly Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho. People who are asking for self-determination should not go to prison. Those in the Diaspora must also be given the right to vote during the election.
“We will not encourage these who put them in prison; they should be rehabilitating prisons now because they may have to spend some time there as well.
“For those who are pushing the struggle for self-determination, we will accord you the opportunity you are seeking by creating a new Constitution for Nigeria, which must necessarily contain the right to self-determination and the right to a referendum if you are tired of Nigeria.”
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