March 22, 2016 – Buhari Is Persecuting Me For Standing Up For Biafra – Nnamdi Kanu Cries Out
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu has described his continued detention by the FG as an act of persecution.
Kanu said he only asks for fair trial and not persecution.
Here is a statement Kanu released through his lawyer:
“On December 29, 2015, during the Presidential Media Chat, the president told the whole world that Nnamdi Kanu cannot be granted bail, alleging that he came into the country without a valid travelling passport. This pronouncement was roundly condemned by both local and international commentators. His pronouncement was viewed as a clear usurpation of the functions and powers of the judiciary. “Though very regrettable and extremely unfortunate, Nnamdi Kanu was refused bail on 29 January, 2016. In refusing him and other defendants bail, the court also cited the facts of his possession of dual passports as a flight risk, and as such held that he cannot be granted bail.” The development, Ejiofor insisted, “was in keeping with the pronouncement of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in his media chat telecast live on December 29, 2015. It is a case of a witch crying in the night and a baby dying in the morning…”