FG’s plan to re-arrest Nnamdi Kanu case of double standard – Afenifere

Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, on Sunday said the Federal Government was biased in handling the case of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnmadi Kanu.

Afenifere’s publicity secretary, Yinka Odumakin, accused the FG of refusing to arrest northern youths who issued a quit notice to Igbos, but was planning to arrest Kanu.

It warned that Kanu’s re-arrest would overheat the polity.
“The idea of re-arresting Kanu will overheat the polity, more so when youths in the north that issued a notice to quit were not arrested. Even after the Kaduna State Governor and the Vice President ordered their arrest, the police did nothing.
“The Minister of Internal Affairs said the youths were not arrested because they claimed they were misquoted, but a few days ago, the youths in the presence of some governors withdrew the order.
“The government is giving the impression that what is red line for someone from a particular region is green line for someone in another part of the country; I think it is better the government engaged to bring down the tension rather than strong-arm tactics that would overheat the polity.
“There is a clear double standard and that is not good for inclusiveness. What the government should do is ensure even application of the law and engage more youths more rather indulge in sabre-rattling,” Odumakin said.

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