The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, on Tuesday revealed what will make President Muhammadu Buhari release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
Malami said President Buhari will consider the interest of over 200 million Nigerians before he can grant the request to release Kanu.
The minister stated this while speaking on NTA’s Good Morning Nigeria Show.
This is coming after a former Minister of Aviation, Mbazulike Amaechi led some Igbo leaders to visit the President for the unconditional release of the IPOB leader.
Buhari during the visit told them he would not want to interfere in the running of the judiciary but said he would consider their demand.
Malami when asked on Tuesday about the request of the Igbo leaders said Buhari would consider the interest of Nigerians before he takes any decision.
He said, “By way of general statements to the two issues presented: the issue relating to electoral bill and the issue relating to Kanu and by extension, IPOB, what I can tell you for certain is that the decision of the President is based fundamentally and at all times on public interest consideration.
“In the art of governance and what I have come to learn about the mind and heart of the President, Muhammadu Buhari, is to consider the 200 million as against the limited people.
“By extension, the issue of Kanu, what would as well govern the decision of the President in terms of whatever request is presented is the public interest as the gainst limited sectional interest of it.”