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Monday, 15 August 2016



By Paul Ihechi Alagba
For Family Writers

The Indigenous People of Biafra in Europe has berated the press conference held by the recently dissolved legal team of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and accused them of incompetent utterances and desperate attempts to sabotage the general will and ideology of their client towards the restoration of Biafra.

  In a press statement signed by their spokesperson Chika Edoziem and issued on the early hours of Monday August 15, the European governing body of IPOB expressed total dismay over the disposition of the legal team of IPOB leader (ONYENDU) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu pertaining to his resolve on the restoration of Biafra and the support of IPOB towards their sister group Niger Delta Avengers. The press statement reads in part-

   "Consequent upon the press conference granted on Friday the 12th of August 2016 by the erstwhile legal team representing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), "Onyendu" Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the legal team was dismissed hours after the press conference took place.

  "A lawyer's duty to his client is to represent the interest of his client and communicate with the public according to the brief and instructions received from the client. Anything detracting from this time-tested usage in the legal profession simply amounts to a breach of trust.
   "On the aforementioned date, the legal team of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu made some factually incorrect assertion to the effect that their client the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), "Onyendu" Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, disassociated himself from fellow Biafran freedom fighters the Niger Delta Avengers(NDA).

 "It needs to stated unequivocally that nothing is further from the truth as this  misinformation that emanated from the legal representatives because they have either deliberately or negligently went beyond their brief to dabble into issues that are not within their area of competence." the statement reads.

 The European chapter of IPOB further stated that the resolve of Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB in general towards Biafra restoration remains unshakeable, as any negotiation not deep-rooted on the road-maps towards Biafra restoration is null and void.

   "The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), "Onyendu" Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has never minced words when he said on different occasions that the restoration of the Sovereignty of Biafran Nation is a project ordained in heaven and a task assigned to him by CHUKWUOKIKEABIAMA and cannot therefore be derailed by either explicit or implicit acts of mortal men.

 "It is with this understanding that IPOB which he leads state without any equivocation that the only negotiation that should be undertaken is that negotiation that deals exclusively with modalities and procedures to the restoration of Biafran sovereignty and independence." it said.

   Speaking on the reason behind the emergence of Niger Delta freedom fighters known Niger Delta Avengers(NDA), and the reason a strong bond co-exists between the two groups, IPOB Europe stated that the injustices and marginalisations prevalent in the region which dates back to years of subjugation in Nigeria are responsible for the emergence of the activists.

   "The emergence of the Niger Delta Avengers NDA is a natural outcome of decades of intrinsic injustice that abound in the contraption called Nigeria where rule of law is nonexistent and flagrant disobedience to competent judicial pronouncements as exemplified by Hitler Buhari disregard and refusal to obey the order of court directing the unconditional release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), "Onyendu" Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

 "The Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) is led by  "Onyendu" Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, his ideology for the restoration of Biafran sovereignty is the same ideology being implemented by the leadership of IPOB. It goes therefore without saying that the open and unambigous statement from IPOB that both Biafran freedom fighting movements to wit; IPOB and NDA are propelled by a shared ideology and pursue the same objective.

 "Any person or group of persons or organisation overtly or covertly disassociating IPOB from the freedom fighting movement of Niger Delta Avengers has become a certified enemy of the indigenous people of Biafra IPOB led by "Onyendu" Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

  "IPOB want to state explicitly that any legal representative of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra "Onyendu" Mazi Nnamdi Kanu must not only believe in his ideology but must exhibit that belief in words and action as this is the only way to appropriately and diligently represent him in the court of law.

"For the benefit of those who may be wondering or misconstrue the purpose of the infamous press conference held by the former legal team, the brief of the team was to expose and bring to the public dormain the silliness of the Nigeria's department of State Security Services(SSS) in charging our leader with the offence of treasonable felony. A charge that is deficient in merit and in evidence. The press conference was NEVER meant for and the legal team was NEVER mandated to go beyond and above their area of specialization to dabble into issues of negotiation and the freedom fighting movement NDA.

"The issue of negotiation is a non-starter as long as the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), "Onyendu" Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, remains illegally held against his will and all court pronouncements in his favour are yet to be carried out to the letter.

  "Provisionally, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor continues to act as lead counsel pending when new counsels who will not sell their souls to the devil are appointed.

 "There will be no retreat, no surrender in our match to freedom. When IPOB say "Biafra or Death", we are merely restating what our fathers have taken a stand on." they concluded.

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