The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday, insisted that the lead counsels of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, Mike Ozekhome and Ifeanyi Ejiofor, have not been sacked.
Emma Powerful, the IPOB’s spokesman, said the statement credited to Kanu’s family members that Ozekhome and Ejiofor have been sacked should be disregarded.
Powerful said Ozekhome and Ejiofor are IPOB lawyers, hence can’t be sacked by Kanu’s family.
In a statement, Powerful said those spreading the “laughable rumors” that Ejiofor and Ozekhome have been sacked should desist.
A statement by Powerful reads: “IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who engaged these dependable legal luminaries, are very confident in their legal prowess.
“Biafrans and lovers of Biafra freedom across the world should ignore the purported statement from the so-called brothers of our leader because Mazi Nnamdi Kanu regards IPOB members as his brothers and sisters.
“The legal representation contract between IPOB/Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Prof. Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and Sir Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor are still intact. They are not Kanu’s family lawyers but IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyers. We encourage our lead counsels and other members of the legal team not to be distracted or discouraged in their fight for the unconditional release of Kanu from DSS dungeon as the Courts has ordered. The agenda of IPOB and MNK’s enemies is to get the lead counsels angry and abandon Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Their agenda is dead on arrival as the lead counsels are not amateur to intimidation and blackmail.
“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu once said publicly, ‘In this Biafra struggle, I have no brothers and no sisters except IPOB members’. Therefore, any so-called brother claiming of speaking for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the DSS dungeon is making a jest of himself. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is not in detention because of his family but because of Biafran’s freedom.
“Everybody must be careful because Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has gone beyond Kanu’s family. He is a leader and the face of Biafra. He is a national asset for Biafrans and must be protected from wolverine and jackals.”