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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has expressed readiness to receive their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, after the Supreme Court ruling which is expected to take place on the 15th of December.
In a statement which was obtained by The Eastern Updates, the Spokesperson of the group, Emma Powerful, called on IPOB members to remain calm and peaceful, while waiting for the judgement.
In the same vein, the group urged the Supreme Court to emulate the earlier ruling of the Appeal Court, which discharged Kanu.
The statement read in parts: ‘IPOB wishes to reiterate that our leader, Kanu, did not commit any crime both locally or internationally, and we expect the justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria to toe the line of justice, and unconditionally release him.’
‘The Supreme Court justices should emulate the Appeal Court justices, who refused to bow to the executive branch of government’s intimidation, but discharged Mazi Kanu and barred the Nigeria government from further arrest and prosecution of our leader.
“The Supreme Court justices should use their privileged office to stop the executive recklessness and abuse of the rights of Mazi Kanu by releasing him unconditionally.
‘The Nigeria government cannot brazenly violate their constitution and international laws on extradition with the backing of the Nigeria judiciary. The Supreme Court justices know very well that the extraordinary rendition is an international crime.
‘All eyes are on the Supreme Court justices. Mazi Kanu is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra movement globally. The IPOB self-determination movement has been peaceful and civil in our demand for Biafra Independence via a UN supervised referendum.
‘The release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from illegal detention is very important for the peace in Nigeria, particularly in the South eastern region.
‘We call on all Biafrans, who believe in our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to keep calm and ensure that there is peace in all parts of Biafra land. We are aware that our enemies will create insecurity and violence as the Supreme Court judgment approaches.
‘Every IPOB member and true Biafran should resist those enemies of peace. We encourage every Biafran to remain calm and prayerful as we wait for our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to rejoin us on December 15, 2023, after the Supreme Court’s judgement.’