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Saturday, 29 April 2017


Nnamdi Kanu

By Nwafor Somtochukwu Aloysius,
For Family Writers.

The bail application for the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu which was filed by IPOB legal team led by Hon. Ifeanyi Ejiofor on 5th April 2017 and was granted on 25th April 2017 has sparked lots jaw-dropping reactions across Nigeria and the world at large, because of the stringent and heinous conditions attached to it.

 The bail is said to be granted solely based on the deteriorating health condition of the defendant, Nnamdi Kanu, which was rejected by the defendant without any form of prevarication. However, the refusal of the bail by the IPOB leader isn't based on stringent bail conditions as many are assuming, rather, it is based on the very fact that his co-defendants, Benjamin Mmadubugwu, David Nwawusi and Chidiebere Onwudiwe were denied bail.

It's worth knowing that it's not only the leader of IPOB and the director of Radio Biafra London/TV, that rejected the bail granted to him alone, it is also rejected by the entire IPOB family worldwide and other people of good conscience across the world.

Although Prophet Nnamdi Kanu is an institution, the Apex Igbo group, Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, the Yoruba Apex group- Afanifere and other notable figures in Nigeria  also rejected and lambasted the bail conditions, describing it as totally unconstitutional and a breach to Nnamdi Kanu's fundamental human rights.
 More so, considering the bail conditions which are outlined in the link below,   

   it's obvious that Prophet Nnamdi Kanu was rearrested (house arrest) rather than released as the Islamic government of Nigeria under the dictates of the Hausa Fulani northern cabals who influenced their hardcore Islamic extremist, and quota system judge, Binta Hajiya Murtala Nyako into committing judicial sacrilege.

Notwithstanding, Thorough investigations conducted and the information gathered by Family Writers Press have revealed the cogent reasons why Nnamdi Kanu was granted bail by Hausa Fulani northern cabals with help of their puppet Binta Hajiya Murtala Nyako. Although it's contrary to the news flying everywhere as the reasons behind prophet Nnamdi Kanu's conditional release.

The reasons are as follows;

1. Dictator/tyrant, Muhammadu Buhari is Dead.

It's obvious and undeniable that one of the reasons why Prophet Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB and the director of Radio Biafra London/TV worldwide was granted bail on the 25th of April, is due to the very fact that Nigeria president, Muhammadu Buhari who vowed that over his dead body should he let Biafrans go and allow for Nnamdi Kanu to be released, is dead and buried

Investigations revealed that the demonic bail conditions were written by cabals under the dictates of the DSS Daura chieftain and Nasir El-rufai, the governor of Kaduna state and then passed to Binta for ruling.  It could be recalled that the late Buhari flouted orders from courts of competent jurisdiction which slated on three consecutive occasions that the leader of IPOB be released unconditionally.
In Buhari's plot to jail and kill Nnamdi Kanu, he bribed Justice John Tsoho to help convict the IPOB leader, but was later disgraced and humiliated by IPOB as he was shown his way out of the case by forcing the corrupt judge to hands-off from the trial.

 Buhari couldn't relent on his evil plot to eliminate  Nnamdi Kanu, as he went ahead and brought his sister, another Hausa Fulani extremist which happens to be the so-called Justice Binta Hajiya Murtala Nyako, who is currently presiding over the high profile case between Nigeria government and IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

 It's worth knowing that Binta accepted to help Buhari perfect his plan to kill  Nnamdi Kanu, owing to the very fact that the late Buhari paid her 10 million Naira and also promised to quash the corruption charges leveled on her husband, Nyako Murtala, and her son, Abdul-Aziz Nyako for looting 10.8 billion naira belonging to the state government of Adamawa state during the time he served as the governor of the  state. Therefore, Binta Hajiya Nyako is really fighting dirty to cover the shame of her family at the detriment of the innocent life the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

2. IPOB Has flushed out their household enemies.

The structural reshuffling of IPOB principle officers after fishing out the household enemies is also one of the major reason why Nnamdi Kanu has been granted bail. According to a reliable source  revealed that most of the suspended IPOB principle officers played a cogent role over the detention and incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu.

 More so, these rising saboteurs have taken the lead role to sabotage the efforts of the Nnamdi Kanu led IPOB, in alliance with the Nigeria government and which they have been using in working against IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu. This has been the reason why every measure IPOB has applied to getting their leader released has all proved abortive. Their plans was to keep using the people we thought are the hardcore Biafrans in working against us and in the nearest future get IPOB totally destabilized and destroyed.

 Since IPOB figured out the devilish works of Iroanya and co, which got them suspended, the northern cabals has been in short of information concerning the plans and steps IPOB is taking in order to ensure the release of Nnamdi Kanu and Biafra restoration.  Now that the bunch of information supplied to them is no more available, that's the reason why they resolved into changing their plans. Also, Investigation also revealed that one of the reasons behind  Nnamdi Kanu's release is to totally silence and cage him forever with their demonic bail terms.

3. To extort informations from the co defendants

To release Nnamdi Kanu while leaving others behind the bars is an evil plan to extort information from the co-defendants of the IPOB leader. It is a perfect plan that if prophet Nnamdi Kanu is singled out and released, the morale of his co-defendants will drastically be reduced to zero, thereby paving way for them be bought over and every information on Biafra restoration project within their knowledge will be revealed to the northern cabals. In fact they're the people in which northern cabals planned to use and replace Iroanya and co. Their plan is to release them after they have been bought over, hence converting them to their power house of information from which they will be using to work against from IPOB.

In conclusion, we return all glory to Chukwuokikeabiama, the supreme creator of the heavens and the earth and the redeemer of Biafraland for having heavily imparted and equipped his servant, prophet Nnamdi Kanu to complete his mission on earth which is Biafra restoration.

Prophet Nnamdi Kanu is bigger and wiser than Nigeria and Britain combined to together because he is heavenly ordained to do what he's doing.

Let me make it clear to the world that prophet Nnamdi Kanu is physically and spiritually equipped to fulfill his mission on earth, therefore he can't be harmed, killed or defeated.

The world must understand that every step and decision taken by prophet Nnamdi Kanu is divinely orchestrated.

Biafra can't be defeated because it is a God's own project, therefore whatsoever Nigeria is doing to stop Biafra restoration is only contributing to the history of how Biafra is being restored. I drop my pen!

Edited by Paul Ihechi Alagba,
For Family Writers.

Friday, 28 April 2017



Family Writers Press (FWP), a media outlet under Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) hereby bring to the notice on the world the ongoing plan of Nigeria government through Director-General of Department of State Services (DSS), Mallam Musa Lawal Daura to assassinate the detained leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu on his way out from Kuje prison by Friday afternoon. A reliable information from Family Writers Press eagle-eye journalists and joint IPOB intelligence officers mounting day and night surveillance on the movements around Kuje Prison, has it that DSS DG, Mamman Daura has selected some DSS officers from Hausa/Fulani extraction to carry out the attack on Mazi Nnamdi Kanu when he will be leaving Kuje prison on Friday afternoon as he has been granted bail by the court.

According to the information on the news desk of Family Writers, when the DSS must have completed the evil assignment, they will tell the public that unknown gunmen hired by the 3 Igbo governors of Abia, Anambra and Imo States who seriously opposed the bail of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the persons Okezie Ikpeazu, Willie Obiano and Rochas Okorocha respectively has assassinated Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on his way home from KUJE prison. Another information coming from DSS insider who is a secret member of IPOB but a DSS officer revealed that a black PRADO Jeep which is likely to arrive the premises of Kuje by 12 noon on Friday will be used to carry out the evil assignment.

It is upon this reports coming from both on ground Family Writers eagle-eye journalists mounting surveillance around Kuje prison and the report coming from a DSS insider, that Family Writers is raising alarm to call for the attention of international community that if there come any attack against Nnamdi Kanu whether while on his way going home or around Kuje prison, it is the handiwork of Nigeria government through Nigeria DSS. Nnamdi Kanu's desire to restore Biafra might've not be acceptable to the above mentioned governors but Family Writers has not seen any plan by them to arrange for any attack against Nnamdi Kanu. Though we are not undermining them.

Should there be any attack on Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as he will be going home, let the world hold Nigeria government with the instrumental Mamman Musa Daura and his lawless DSS officers responsible. Family Writers are by this alerting all the security outfits in Nigeria to be aware of the alarm raised from us because it came from reliable sources.

Family Writers wish to let DSS know that Nnamdi Kanu is already like an institution to Biafrans and should anything happen to him, it has happen to every Biafran all over the world. Family Writers has warned as the alert come to us.

Emeka Gift
Founder, Family Writers Press

Thursday, 27 April 2017



By Mike Ozekhome, SAN.
Published by Family Writers

I congratulate Justice Binta Nyako for being courageous enough to even grant bail at all to IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, on health grounds. This is predicated on the truism that the Judiciary has been so humiliated, browbeaten, terrorized and emasculated by the Executive, that it takes extraordinary courage and daring bravado, for a Judge to even grant bail to a much vilified Nnamdi Kanu, whose only “crime” is that he seeks self-determination for his repressed, oppressed, suppressed and marginalized indigenous people of Biafra, a right recognized even by the UNO and AU in all self – determination instruments.
The catch here however, is that in granting the bail, the Judge, apparently trying to tread softly, took back with the right hand what she gave with the left hand. Bail is a constitutional right. It is guaranteed by section 35(5) of the 1999 Constitution, with or without conditions attached. But any conditions so attached to bail must be such that the grant of bail is itself not rendered meaningless and impotent as in the Nnamdi case. Kanu’s bail conditions are outrightly stringent, punitive, discriminatory, profiling and stereotyping. Hear them:
He must produce 3 sureties, who must deposit the sum of 100m each (a ready recipe for corruption).
One of the sureties must be a highly respected Jewish leader since Kanu practices Judaism as his religion (discrimination on the basis of religion).
Produce a highly placed person of Igbo extraction (discrimination on the basis of place of origin and ethnic group).
Chief Mike A. A. Ozekhome, SAN
Produce a respected person who resides and owns landed property in Abuja (a call for the elitist money bags).
Must not attend any rally or grant an interview (breach of freedom of movement and speech).
Must not be in a crowd exceeding 10 persons (denial of freedom of Association).
Must surrender his Nigerian and British passports (denial of freedom of movement).
Must sign an undertaking to be available for trial at all times (normal. This is the main purpose of bail).

His wedding ring and reading glasses to be given back to him (thank God for tokenism).
Must provide monthly update on Kanu’s health (yes, to ensure his health is improving).
Some of the bail conditions are not only troubling, unsetting and punitive, but are simply unconstitutional, as briefly highlighted above.

Section 42(1) of the 1999 Constitution provides that
“a citizen of Nigeria of a particular community, ethnic group, place of origin, sex, religion or political opinion shall not, by reason only that he is such a person:-
(a) be subjected either expressly by, or in the practical application of, any executive or administrative action of the government, to disabilities or restrictions to which citizens of Nigeria of other communities, ethnic groups, places of origin, sex, religions or political opinions are not made subject to; or (b) be accorded either expressly by, or in the practical application of, any law in force in Nigeria or any such executive or administrative action, any privilege or advantage that is not accorded to citizens of Nigeria of other communities, ethnic groups, places of origin, sex, religions or political opinions.
(2) No citizen of Nigeria shall be subjected to any disability or deprivation merely by reason of the circumstances of his birth.
It is crystal clear from these constitutional provisions that the stringent bail conditions granted to Nnamdi have clearly discriminated against him and subjected him to “certain disabilities or restriction” on the basis of his religion, place of birth, political opinion and ethnic group.
What the bail conditions are simply saying is that it will be illegal, forbidden and contrary to the bail conditions were Kanu to do the following:
(a) Kanu cannot be received by a multitude of his village people, kindred and kinsmen, who have missed his presence since his mindless incarceration over one and half years ago, contrary to the right to freedom of Association granted by section 40 of the 1999 Constitution.
(b) That Kanu cannot express his right to freedom of expression clearly guaranteed by section 39 of the Constitution.
(c) That Kanu cannot exercise his freedom of movement guaranteed by section 41 of the Constitution.
(d) That Kanu cannot receive sympathizers, well-wishers and political Associates, once they are more than 10.
(e) That Kanu cannot freely exercise, without being monitored, his freedom of religion and conscience contrary to section 38 of the Nigerian Constitution.
(f) That Kanu cannot, at any given time, even in his household or larger family setting, host more than 10 people (ludicrous; unnatural!).
(g) That Kanu cannot even visit any hospital to take care of his health, because the hospital staff of Doctors, nurses, para-medical staff and other patients, must surely exceed 10 (contrary to section 17(3)(c) of the Constitution.
(h) That Kanu cannot attend church service or the synagogue worship to glorify God in thanksgiving for his release, since such place of worship will harbour hundreds if not thousands, of people (contrary to section 10 and 38 of the Constitution).
(i) That Kanu cannot even go to a busy motor park, airport, seaport, Parks and Gardens, Cinema hall, theatre, to transport himself, watch films or relax, or even go to Shoprite to shop.
(j) That Kanu cannot deliver lectures to students, or groups, or participate in seminars, workshops, summits, conferences, etc., as these involve many people.
(k) That by way of summary, Kanu should remain a hermit, marooned like Robinson Crusoe in the 1719 novel of the same name, by Daniel Defoe, who spent over 28 years as a castaway, after he was washed up on the shores of a deserted island, near the mouth of Oronoco River in South America.
Day by day, we subject the Nigerian society to bottomless ridicule and derision in the comity of Nations. Bail conditions are simply to ensure the attendance of a person in court, and nothing more. Once excessive or punitive, bail loses its purpose, function and goal. I urge Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyers to immediately file an application before the same Justice Binta, for variation of the bail terms to more favourable ones, that will make Kanu a human being once more. I urge the Nigerian judiciary to stand up “gidigba”, to defend the rights of all Nigerians against executive lawlessness, judicial timidity and legislative rascality.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

UK risks being ‘wiped off the map with nuclear counterstrike’ – Russian senator

UK risks being ‘wiped off the map with nuclear counterstrike’ – Russian senator

The UK, which recently said it could launch a preemptive nuclear strike “in the most extreme circumstances,” runs the risk of being “wiped off the face of the Earth,” the deputy head of a Russian upper house committee said.

“The statement made by UK’s Defense Minister Michael Fallon calls for a harsh response and I’m not afraid of going too far. At best this statement may be seen as an element of a psychological war, which looks especially revolting in this context,” Frants Klintsevich wrote on Facebook.

“There is a quite natural question then: what country could be primitively targeted by the UK?” the deputy head of the Federation Council’s Committee for Defense and Security said.

In case the UK strikes a nuclear power, then “the UK, which doesn’t have vast territory, will be literally wiped off from the face of the earth with a counterstrike,” Klintsevich said.

In the event of targeting a non-nuclear country, this will remind of the US nuclear attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, he added.

Klintsevich’s comment comes after Fallon on Monday said that the UK is prepared to carry out a preemptive nuclear strike against any enemies, even if Britain is not under attack.

“In the most extreme circumstances we have made it very clear that you can’t rule out the use of nuclear weapons as a first strike,” Fallon said on the BBC’s Today program, however not specifying what “most extreme circumstances” imply.

“The whole point about the deterrent is that you have got to leave uncertainty in the mind of anyone who might be thinking of using weapons against this country,” he said.

The UK’s four submarines operating under the Trident nuclear program will be renewed, following last year’s vote in the House of Commons. The move is expected to cost up to £225 billion (about US$285 billion) over its service lifetime and is currently a matter of a heated debate among the Tories and Labour Party.

A recent report by the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) showed that the threat of a “nuclear weapon detonation event,” accidental or deliberate, is “arguably at its highest in the 26 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union,” as relations between nuclear powers continue to deteriorate.


Kanu Strigent Bail Conditions: Intersociety blasts Judge

Nnamdi Kanu Strigent Bail Conditions: Intersociety blasts Judge

By Intersociety - April 26, 2017
Published by Family Writers

It is incurably defective and socially disastrous when a post SSCE student who scores 100 in the Joint Admission & Matriculation Board exams is admitted into the university to study a law course, for instance, with another student who scores 250 in the same exams. The former with lower mark and lower quotient is allowed admission because he or she comes from northern part of the country and benefits from the so called quota system allocations and considerations; while the latter is admitted under stringent conditions and marks requirements because he or she comes from the knowledgeable southern part of Nigeria. The consequences of the former on all spheres of Nigeria’s social development and conducts including the appointment and promotion of Judges in the country have remained irremediably grave till date.

The conditions attached to a bail granted to Citizen Nnamdi Kanu (Prisoner-of-Conscience) Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court are a clear attestation of the referenced quota system toxemia. The stringent bail conditions above mentioned are nothing short of quota system judicial disaster. This is more so when the said Judge ought to be learned and knowledgeable enough to be fully grasped with the spirit and letters of the law and the Constitution, having variously served as Attorney General of Katsina State, wife of Governor of Adamawa State, Judge of State and Federal High Court; and a private legal practitioner for not less than ten years before her appointment as a High Court Judge.

It is recalled that the said Federal High Court, presided over by the said Hon Justice Binta Murtala Nyako has today granted bail to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) with the Yorean or Stone Age conditions. The quota system judicially disastrous conditions are as follows: (a) mandatory production of three sureties, including a “highly respected and recognized Jewish leader”, (b) mandatory production of a “highly placed person of Igbo extraction such as a Senator”, (c) mandatory production of “a highly respected person who is resident and owns landed property in Abuja”, (d) each of the three sureties is to mandatorily deposit N100 million each.

Other stringent conditions imposed on Citizen Nnamdi Kanu’s bail are barring him from attending any rally or granting any form of interview and that Citizen Kanu must not be in a crowd exceeding 10 persons. He is also mandated to sign an undertaking to avail himself for trial at all times as well as to mandatorily surrender his Nigerian and British int’l passports. Citizen Nnamdi Kanu has since been returned to Kuje Prison pending the fulfilment of his stringent bail conditions.

Shockingly and surprisingly, other Igbo citizens standing same pre trial with Citizen Nnamdi Kanu: Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu, and David Nwawuisi were denied bail by the court which has fixed July 11 and 12 to commence their trial.

Dicey Implications:

Citizen Nnamdi Kanu’s fundamental human rights to freedom of thought, conscience and religion contained in Section 38 of Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution and allied articles in African Rights Charter of 1981 and UN Covenant on Civil & Political Rights of 1976 have been gravely and inexcusably breached and infringed upon.

By barring him from being found in a crowd not exceeding 10 persons, Citizen Kanu cannot attend any religious worship, functions or gathering; whether organized by Christian or Judaist groups. It also means that Citizen Kanu must not be found in the midst of his team of lawyers who are usually more than 10 in number.

That is to say that his rights and access to legal defence, freedom of movement, association and peaceful assembly are gravely denied and infringed upon. These are in grave contravention of Sections 36 (6)-right to legal defense, 40-freedom of assembly and association and 41-freedom of movement of Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution.

Other consequences of barring Citizen Nnamdi Kanu from being found in a crowd not exceeding 10 persons are that: Citizen Kanu cannot visit his King-father who is a prominent traditional ruler in one of the communities in Umuahia and has a retinue of royal cabinet members exceeding 10 persons.

That he cannot visit her queen-mother who has a retinue of palace maidens and maids exceeding 10 persons; that he cannot visit his in-laws, paternal and maternal sides; that he cannot visit or see his siblings; that he cannot attend any function; that he cannot go to sporting fields for exercise and other sporting activities; that he cannot travel by air or by commercial land transport so as to avoid meeting a crowd peopled by more than 10 persons; that he cannot greet or be greeted by crowd or a mass of people; that he cannot receive or hold any meeting or play host to his comrades-in-aluta; that he cannot attend his rural or city kindred or clan meetings; and most importantly,that he can no longer attend court trial because he will be found in a crowd exceeding 10 persons. This is to mention but a few.

Also on account of barring Citizen Nnamdi Kanu from granting any form of interview, his scared constitutional and legal rights to fair hearing and freedom of expression as contained in Sections 36 and 39 of Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution.

Arising Critical Questions For Justice Nyako And Federal Government:

Why did Justice Binta Nyako insist that Citizen Nnamdi Kanu must provide a highly respected Jewish leader that will deposit N100 million for his bail?
Does it mean that once one put on pre trial is a Catholic or a Muslim, one is mandatorily required to provide a Vatican Cardinal or a Saudi Sheik who must provide a cash of N100 million as bail surety?
How many Muslim citizens standing pre trial in Nigeria, if any, have been asked to provide a highly respected Saudi Sheik from Saudi Arabia with N100 million cash deposit as bail bond?

How many Boko Haram or Fulani terror suspects standing pre trial, if any, have been asked to provide such persons with such amount of money as bail bonds?
Why imposing such stringent bail conditions on an innocent young man who has never levied any form of armed struggle in his advocacy activities in Nigeria or any part thereof; leaving out those who have massacred and continue to massacre thousands of innocent citizens on daily, if not on hourly basis in Nigeria or any part thereof?
Why did Justice Binta Murtala Nyako deny other co-pretrial defendants: Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Ben Nwawusisi and Dave Madubugwu bail?
We expressly and boldly call on the legal defence team of Citizen Nnamdi Kanu el al to reject in their totality the stringent conditions so imposed and quickly go for their variations or reversal.


For: Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law

Emeka Umeagbalasi, Board Chairman
Mobile Line: +2348174090052

Obianuju Joy Igboeli, Esq.
Head, Civil Liberties & Rule of Law Program

Chinwe Umeche, Esq.
Head, Democracy & Good Governance Program

Florence C. Akubilo, Esq.
Head, Campaign & Publicity Department

Contact: International Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law

Phone Lines: +2348182411462, +2349063500218
Email: [email protected]

"It is not even compulsory that we must remain as one": "Nigeria’s Breakup Is Inevitable” – Senator Okurounmu

“Nigeria’s Breakup Is Inevitable” – Senator Okurounmu
Senator Femi OkurounmuAdd caption
Published by Family Writers

A delegate to the National Conference and Chairman of the committee that laid the framework, Senator Femi Okurounmu, has declared that Nigeria’s breakup is inevitable.

While giving his reasons, the former lawmaker said it is not compulsory that Nigeria will remain as one nation, noting that the northern region has been oppressing other regions since independence.

Reacting to a recent statement credited to the British High Commissioner to Nigeria where he was quoted as saying that his country will not allow Nigeria to tear apart, Senator Okorounmu said that the Britain is the major problem of Nigeria.

According to him, Nigerians are now fed up with the British-forced marriage of different entities in the country.

He told Sun, “It is possible for Nigeria to break up, we can’t continue this way and expect people to remain silent. As long as we don’t have equity, fairness and justice in the polity, if Nigeria wants to break, let it be so.

“Forget whatever the British High Commissioner was quoted as saying. It’s even these British that are the architects of Nigeria’s problems. The British caused most of our problems.

“On the eve of independence in 1959, the British colonialists rigged the pre-independence election to hand over power to a Northern political party, the Northern Peoples Congress, NPC, and since then the North has been oppressing other parts of the country, especially the South.

“For the past 57 years of independence, the North has been oppressing other geo-political zones. But for how long will this injustice last, and for how long will other Nigerians continue to tolerate the north’s dominance and oppression?

“One thing I know for sure now is that many Nigerians are tired of this British-forced marriage of different entities and nations called Nigeria, and this is why some are clamouring for self determination. Again, as long as we fail to restructure, the possibility of Nigeria breaking up is a reality.

“It is not even compulsory that we must remain as one nation, especially if one region is bent on keeping others backward. We need to return to a true practice of federalism, as it was in the First Republic. The North is dragging Nigeria backward.

“The current unitary system we are practising which the Northern military leaders foisted on Nigeria is dragging us backward. We should return to true federalism as enshrined in our independence constitution.”

NNAMDI KANU: Why I attended Nnamdi Kanu’s trial – Fayose

NNAMDI KANU: Why I attended Nnamdi Kanu’s trial – Fayose

Published by Family Writers

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said he attended the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr Nnamdi Kanu, ‎in Abuja on Tuesday because of his belief in ensuring justice for all, irrespective of where one hails from.

‎This is just as he promised to also attend the trials of former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (Rtd), and the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

Fayose stated this on Wednesday while featuring on an interview programme on African Independent Television (AIT) ‎People, Politics and Power in Abuja.

In a statement by the governor’s Chief ‎Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, he quoted the governor as saying he would never support a situation whereby court orders, rulings and judgments are disregarded by the government.

“The Federal Government are the ones making Kanu a hero. Anywhere in the world, agitation is normal. In the United Kingdom, there is agitation in Northern Ireland, even, United Kingdom itself is agitating in Europe. Let people agitate for whatever reason as long as it is constitutional. I am not in support of the break up of Nigeria. But ‎when court grants bail to people, release them and allow them to attend their trials from home.

“I have no personal relationship with Kanu but I have been consistent in drawing attention of Nigerians to the trend of not regarding court orders and rulings by the present Federal‎ Government. I am from the North, East, West and South of this country. I am a complete and detribalised Nigerian. I will attend the trial of Dasuki and El-Zakzaky too. Courts in the land and even ECOWAS Court directed that Dasuki be released but the government has refused to heed the call,”he said.

Asked whether he was not playing with danger by associating with ‎somebody charged with treason, Fayose said no court in the land had convicted Kanu or anybody of treason, adding that allegation would remain an allegation until a court establishes the fact.

Fayose accused the FG of intimidating the judiciary by coercing them to do government’s bidding.

“A situation whereby security agents and interested politicians would go and show statements of account of judges to them to intimidate them and force them to give rulings, orders and judgments in a particular manner is condemnable,” he added.

‎On the inability of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to quickly resolve its internal crisis, Fayose blamed it on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

“The situation we have is that the voice is that of Jacob and the body that of Esau. It is the APC that wants the PDP dead at all cost. Let me give you an instance, when a high court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State pronounced Ahmed Makarfi the authentic National Chairman of the PDP, the APC-led Federal Government did not reopen our national secretariat in Abuja. But when Justice Okon Abang said Ali Modu Sheriff was the national chairman, they were quick to open the secretariat for Sheriff.

“This is a phase that will surely pass and by the time the Supreme Court decides on the matter, we will know where we are going,” he stated.

On the continuous voter’s registration exercise, the governor advised the Independent National Electoral Commission not to bungle it, noting that it could affect the future of the country.

He warned the opposition and INEC not to ever think of coming to rig the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State.


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