The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has maintained that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu can defend himself in court.
IPOB made the remark while noting that Kanu would defeat the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in both local and international courts.
Spokesman to IPOB, Emma Powerful, said Buhari and his government must allow the judiciary to decide Kanu’s case.
A statement by Powerful reads partly:
“Nevertheless, the Federal Government and Buhari should understand that Nnamdi KANU is capable of defending himself in the court.
“But Buhari and his government must be careful, neutral and allow the court to flow freely because they have no case against our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. If they have a case against him, let them come straight to the court, not from the backdoor.
“Our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB will defeat them in both local and international court, the only thing that can save him and his Nigeria is the referendum date for the people of Biafra because the world is keenly watching.”
This is coming when Buhari downplayed the possibility of releasing Kanu.
Buhari had said he can’t release Kanu because he won’t interfere with the judiciary.
Meanwhile, some Igbo elders last year visited Buhari and urged him to release the IPOB leader.
The elders appealed to the President to consider a political solution in Kanu’s case.