The Chidi Ibeh-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has alleged that Igbo leaders and the President Muhammadu Buhari Presidency have sealed agreement for the unfair trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The group said this in a statement signed by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, its Secretary-General and made available to Nectes Gospel Media on Tuesday.
Ohanaeze said the recent response from the Attoney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubarkar Malami, was an evidence to its earlier warnings about the hastily but craftily packaged moles in the legal team of the IPOB leader.
The organisation said that it was obvious that there is synergy between the Presidency and the so-called Igbo leaders to ensure that Nnamdi kanu gets unfair trial and penalty.
“Ohanaeze constitution does not permit anyone to set up any legal team without the authorization of Imeobi members and the approval of the General Assembly as stipulated in articles 20 and 21, as the highest decision making organs of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
“The last meeting of the Imeobi was on 31st December 2020, as General Assembly meetings had never met since 4 years ago.
“Igbos are amazed at how some desperate and shameless Igbo Elders could descend so low that, they are being used as political jobbers and shenanigans against Nnamdi Kanu without constitutional approval of Imeobi and General Assembly of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
“We are pressurized by Imeobi members to disassociate Ohanaeze Ndigbo from any legal team, as it is illegal, unconstitutional, null and void.
“The office of the Attorney General of the Federation should know that based on the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Constitution, it’s the fundamental liberty of Nnamdi Kanu to choose his legal team, as any attempt to drag Igbo leadership to give ethnic back up to justify the premeditated penalty for Nnamdi Kanu is dead on arrival,” he said.
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