The embattled IPOB leader has said that his group, IPOB, is willing to negotiate with the Federal Government to end their agitation for Biafra.
Nnamdi Kanu made the disclosure through his lawyers, led by Ifeanyi Ejiofor on Friday.
This is coming on the heels of the government’s decision to release members of the group who were arrested in February.
The Federal Government stated that the IPOB members were not opposed to talks with the government.
Nnamdi Kanu Agrees Bows To Pressure
Speaking on behalf of Nnamdi Kanu, Mr Ejiofor said:
“Nnamdi Kanu is not averse to political solution in resolving his present politically orchestrated ordeal.
“He welcomes genuine political solution to this case.
“Nnamdi Kanu has people of proven integrity and impeccable character that will negotiate on his behalf.
“Based on his demands when communication on this effect is established.”
Nnamdi Kanu has been in detention since 2015 facing trial for alleged treason for 11 months now.
In a related development, Nnamdi Kano has disowned connections with militant group, MEND.
Reacting to claims that MEND was negotiating on behalf of Kanu and IPOB, his lawyer, Mr. Ejiofor said,
“In the past few days, the media was awash with news on negotiation going on between the Federal government and members of MEND, where our client’s name (Nnamdi Kanu) conspicuously featured.
“It is on that note that we wish to inform the general public that Nnamdi Kanu has no connection, contact, ties or any kind of relationship with members of the MEND.
“As such MEND has no implied, direct or express authority of Nnamdi Kanu to represent him or IPOB in any purported negotiation going on between MEND and the Federal Government.
“The general public is accordingly advised to ignore, discountenance and disregard the falsehood been peddled by MEND.”