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Aloy Ejimakor, the special counsel to Nnamdi Kanu has thrown his weight behind the call by the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom for the immediate release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Eastern Updates reports that Governor Ortom had during an interview with Arise TV yesterday, demanded the release of the secessionist who has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since 2021.
Ortom, who was angered by the inability of the Federal Government to tackle the security menace in the country, said there was no need keeping the freedom fighter.
He said, ‘I am calling for the release of Nnamdi Kanu. Why are you incarcerating a freedom fighter, and leave the Fulani men? Look at the Kaduna-Abuja train attack, up till today, our people are still being kept by these bandits.
‘Where is the security and the president? Tell me what is happening, it is a shame.’
Reacting, Kanu’s counsel, Ejimakor said in a tweet that all Nigerians particularly the Southeastern leaders should emulate the governor.
He wrote, “This is what everybody, particularly Southeast Governors/Leaders should be saying. #MNK”.
In an interview with reporters following the decision of the Federal High Court to deny him bail, IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, disclosed that the group was not surprised, having seen the outcome through the President’s body language and utterances.
He maintained that Buhari’s comment on the matter in Kigali was aimed at intimidating the judge to dismiss the bail application.
He said, ‘Buhari’s recent statement in Kigali, Rwanda was a testament that he has lost focus because he said he won’t interfere in the judicial process on Nnamdi Kanu, but was talking with both sides of his mouth.
‘IPOB understands the body language of Buhari and his Federal Government that they will influence Justice Binta Nyako to drop bail applications for Nnamdi Kanu’s freedom.
‘But we are ready to wait for them. We want to use this medium to inform humanity, particularly Biafrans to stay calm and that victory must come to us.’