IPOB urges supporters to maintain peace during trials

IPOB urges supporters to maintain peace during trials

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has urged his followers to be civil during his trials.

Kanu made this appeal to his supporters on Friday, January 14, who will appear at the Federal High Court in Abuja to conduct themselves with decorum.

The IPOB leader also admonished his supporters to shun violence during all his trials, going forward.

He spoke during the routine visit of legal team led by Ifeanyi Ejiofor; at the headquarters of the Department of State Services, DSS, in Abuja.

A statement issued by Ejiofor reads partly: Onyendu utilised the opportunity; afforded by our visit to mandate us to admonish his teeming supporters and followers.

“He advises those of them that will appear in court in demonstration of their unflinching support and loyalty; to him to conduct themselves with decorum, be civil in their conduct and comportment; shun violence and deviant behaviour in any manner or form, and exercise restraint in speech.”

Kanu is facing trial bordering on treason before Justice Binta Nyako at the Abuja Federal High Court.

The IPOB leader known for agitation for Biafra was rearrested in June 2021 in Kenya, and repatriated to Nigeria.

He is currently held in DSS detention, while his trial continues.

Meanwhile, the Islamic human rights organization, Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, on Friday, January 14, revealed that Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is the candidate that fits into its long-term aspiration for a Yoruba Muslim President.

MURIC made this disclosure in a statement issued by its Director, Ishaq Akintola who noted; that any party that picks a Yoruba Christian presidential candidate may lose.

Tinubu had on Monday hinted on running for the presidency in 2023.

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Akintola said: “It is no longer news that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has declared his intention to contest for the post of president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This happened on Monday, 10th January, 2022.”

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