The former Governor of CBN made the demand today at the presentation a book entitled, ‘The Politics of Biafra and the Future of Nigeria,’ written by Chudi Offodile, Punchng reports.
He said Kanu was not popular until security agents arrested him last year. He recalled that Chief Obafemi Awolowo was imprisoned for treason in the 1960s, but this caused him to be loved even more among the Yoruba.
Soludo said Kanu’s prolonged detention would make him a hero or a martyr, which would not stop the current Biafran agitation. He warned that if Kanu was not released, his detention could be used as a campaign tool in 2019, just as the pardoning of Ojukwu was used by Shagari to gain support in the 1980s.