Former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri has said that it is an abuse of power to charge embattled pro-Biafra agitator, Nnamdi Kanu for insulting Buhari.
Omokri made this call on Thursday, October 21, through his Twitter handle in response to Kanu’s arraignment in court for the continuation of his trial over allegations of terrorism and treasonable felony on Thursday.
He noted that Buhari insulted past leaders and nobody arrested or crucified him.
Omokri further noted that if insulting Buhari is a crime then all Nigerians should be prosecuted too.
“Charging Nnamdi Kanu for insulting Buhari is an abuse of power. Buhari himself insulted former President Obasanjo (as recently as last year) and Jonathan as well as Yar’adua.
“If insulting Buhari is a crime, then all Nigerians should be persecuted for the same reason,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has said the Federal Government is not serious about the case against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
Afenifere said this on Wednesday, October 20, in reaction to the amended seven counts that the Federal Government filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja against the IPOB leader.
Sola Ebiseni, the Afenifere National Secretary-General said it appeared that the government was confused on what to do.
The Afenifere statement read in part, “With the amended seven counts against Nnamdi Kanu as released by the media, it appears the Federal Government has come to its wit’s end; in the case with the Biafran leader and self-determination agitations generally.
“Without prejudice to the determination of the case by the court; it is clear that its end will certainly compound agitations; on the national question, an ill-wind that will blow the Buhari administration and Nigeria no good.
“It is time that the Attorney -General, Abubakar Malami, exercised superintendence over his office as the chief law officer; and adviser of the Federal Government in a way that the interest of the nation; may be served than indulge in petty politicking; to massage the ego and pander to the personal idiosyncrasies of the President.”