In furtherance of my pending application seeking the permission of the court to visit Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in detention, today being Thursday; October 21, 2021, I was denied access into the Federal High Court premises in Abuja.
To my utmost dismay and chagrin, I was subjected to the harrowing experience of trekking long distances after I explored three entrance routes to the court premises but was brazenly barred by security operatives, even after identifying myself as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and showing them a copy of my pending application before the Federal High Court, Abuja.
The Judiciary is the last bastion of democracy; as such, the blatant refusal to allow lawyers, representatives of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Civil Society Organizations and public office holders like myself into the court premises is not only ridiculous but a contemptuous violation of our democratic ethos as a nation.
The General public will recall that I filed an application to visit Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, after I was denied access on two occasions by the DSS to discuss with the IPOB Leader.
Conclusively, may I use this medium to once again, call on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, find a political solution to the issues surrounding the arrest and detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as this will go a long way in dousing the present tension and insecurity in the South East. I also want to reassure the general public of my unwavering resolve and commitment to pursuing this case to a logical end.
Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Ubah
Anambra South Senatorial District