The Anglican Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province and Bishop of Okigwe South Diocese, His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. David Onuoha, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to explore other options to ensure the release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since June that he was Illegally Extradited from Kenya to Nigeria.
In an interview with Vanguard Newspaper, published on Saturday, Bishop David Onuoha said sometimes, “it is better to do what is good than what is right”.
“The issue of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is a burning issue and it has raised tempers. One of the oldest and responsible men in Igboland, went and pleaded with the President, to release this young man to him. A former minister, who is over 90 years now, went to Abuja, to plead. Up till now, nothing has been heard of it.
“Now, come to think of the joy, the jubilation and the good will this government will receive, if Nnamdi Kanu is released today. At times, it is good and better to bend backwards, to stoop down to conquer,” Bishop David Onuoha said.
“It is better always to do what is good than what is right. We cannot be full of what is right that we forget what is good. May be the present Federal Government is pursuing the Nnamdi Kanu matter legally and technically, without making any headway.
“But, if the government can, for the sake of peace, do what is good, it will go a long way to reduce tension. It will go a long way to reassure those who are feeling marginalized, those who are feeling not wanted. It will go a long way to reassuring them that we all belong to this place.”