The motion advocating for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), encountered a setback in the Nigerian House of Representatives as the sponsor of the motion sought an amendment, resulting in the suspension of deliberations on the matter.
Eze Nwachukwu, the sponsor of the motion from Ebonyi, collaborated with another House member, Ginger Onwusibe, to propose an amendment during the session. However, when the amendment was put to a voice vote, there was no clear majority in support, prompting the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon Tajudeen Abbas, to suspend the amendment for further consultation.
The proponents of the motion argued that the release of Nnamdi Kanu would contribute to alleviating the violence and killings in the southeast region. However, due to the lack of significant support for the proposed amendment, further discussions and consultations are required before reaching a resolution on the matter.
The setback in the House of Representatives indicates the complexities surrounding the issue of Nnamdi Kanu’s release and underscores the need for more deliberation and consensus-building among lawmakers. As the discussions continue, the fate of Nnamdi Kanu’s release remains uncertain, while the ongoing violence in the southeast continues to be a matter of concern for various stakeholders.