|Ifeanyi Ejiofor: Kanu's lawyer|
By Xylem Chukwubatista
For Biafra Choice Writers
There have been rumours making rounds that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has sold out on the Biafra struggle, and joined Nigerian politics. How insane and foolish can people be?
Every true Biafran following the struggle must have observed enough to know that Kanu, who is also the Director of Radio Biafra and Biafra Television, cannot give up on the struggle. Before Kanu started the struggle, he took an oath before the people that he would never betray them. On top of that, he had – at every occasion – declared on air that any day he contemplates betraying the struggle that Chukwuokike Abhiama should take his life and completely wipe out his family.
Is such the type of oath that anyone would joke with? Now, the question to the enemies who want to use the lie to plant doubts in the minds of Biafrans and divide the people, we ask: “why would such a man now abandon his mandate and join Nigerian politics after all he has been through?”
The foregoing should then be a good reason to tell those circulating the falsehood that Kanu had abandoned the struggle, that they are demented and foolish!
Below is clear evidence and prove that Kanu could not have abandoned Biafra to join Nigerian politics. It came from his lawyer, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who said Nigeria had already expired, and as such did not hold attraction for most Biafrans like Kanu to make them desire to go into its politics. He made it known in an interview with ‘Wazobia FM’, where he state that “Nnamdi Kanu is Biafra and Biafra is Nnamdi.”
Going further he explained: “Let me make this clear now, nothing will make Nnamdi kanu to go into politics, Nnamdi Kanu is Biafra and Biafra is Nnamdi Kanu. Secondly, the court demanded that he should come with one Senator from his place, and you know that Kanu is loved by everybody, even if the court demands 100 senators for his bail, you will see people from his side struggling to sign for him.
“Enyinnaya Abaribe agreed to sign for his bail and you know it is a matter of life and freedom, so he signed for him. “ Enyinnaya Abaribe’s signatory to Kanu’s bail does not mean that Kanu has a political affiliation attached to it.” he said.
On a meeting he had with Ike Ekweremadu, and the allegation against Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ejiofor said it was actually unplanned. His words: “Now that Kanu is out, he saw the importance of going to thank Abaribe for his assistance in fulfilling his bail conditions. So, as he went there he met Ekweremadu and other South-east Senators that came to Abaribe’s house.
“As we left”, Ekweremmadu had raised an alarm, ‘that because Kanu came to the house and met him, EFCC are finding a way to punish him, probably insinuating that he is assisting Kanu, thus attaching politics to what Kanu is doing.
“Let me state it clearly and unequivocally, Nnamdi Kanu is not a politician, he is not doing politics with the Biafra project and the cause he believed in nobody can change it, that’s the simple truth.
“The fact that EFCC is seeking for Ekweremmadu is unknown to me, not till he raised an alarm on the 6th of May, perhaps which made them to deny it and said that they did not plant anything in his house. But the most important thing I want to tell you now is that Kanu is not doing any politics with the Biafra project.” he said.
On the ownership of Radio Biafra Ejiofor, he said “Radio Biafra in London is owned by IPOB, registered just like we have BBC in London and Kanu coming to Nigeria is just to tell you that he had nothing against anybody, he did not plan any evil against the Nigerian Government yet they arrested him.
“I want to come to Nigeria and see my family, friends and my people. Anyone who is planning a coup will he announce it? Someone who wants to take over government, will he announce it? Someone who wants to mobilise people to take over government will he announce it? “He announced it on air via Radio Biafra that he wants to go home and see his people in Nigeria and his family members. After announcing it, he came back and they arrested him.”
On comments that the government had made Nnamdi Kanu a hero, he said: “It’s true and that is the more reason now that Kanu is strongly saying that Nigerian government should conduct a referendum. Let them put the Senate process that will guarantee a fair conduct of the referendum, so that Biafra people will determine if they want to separate from Nigeria or not.
“It is not a fight, we are not fighting anybody, it is a peaceful agitation in process without weapon. IPOB people are harmless, they don’t fight anybody and anybody has the right to self-determination as contained in our constitution, we do not fight anybody.”
On calls for restructuring Nigeria, Ejiofor said: “Nigeria has expired. What is happening in the country today is obvious that we have problem, let’s tell ourselves the truth. It’s time for us to come together and discuss if we are going to stay together or not.
“We are not for fight, it’s time for us to come back and negotiate if we are telling ourselves the truth and let’s stop hiding the truth from people” he concluded.