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Nnamdi Kanu issues directive to supporters ahead of speculated release

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kany has directed his followers to stay on course, as Ohanaeze Ndigbo hints at a potential release this December.

Kanu issued the directive through his special counsel, Aloy Ejimakor on Thursday, November 30, after a routine meeting with his legal team.

According to Ejimakor, the IPOB leader commended those who have impacted positively during his ongoing incarceration.

Ejimakor wrote: “Update: I’ve concluded today’s visitation with Onyendu #MNK. In my company were Barr Mandela and Prince Emmanuel.

“MNK greets the faithful and loyal and directs that all should stay put and stay the course. He’s proud of those that have impacted positively and brought sanity to bear.”

It was reported earlier that Ohanaeze Ndigbo socio-cultural organisation said the release of Kanu will diminish the popularity of self-acclaimed Biafra agitator Simon Ekpa and Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

A statement by the factional Secretary-General of Ohanaeze, Isiguzoro Okechukwu, said it would have significant implications for the political landscape in the South-East.

The statement reads: “It has come to our attention that certain mischievous Igbo political elites and deviant opportunists are attempting to take undue credit for Nnamdi Kanu’s potential release.

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo urges President Tinubu not to entertain any visits or demands from these individuals, as the credit for Kanu’s release should solely be attributed to him.

“We emphasise that the effects of Nnamdi Kanu’s release will gradually diminish the rising popularity of both Peter Obi and Simon Ekpa in the Southeast.

“Additionally, from a security perspective, Ekpa’s disruptive activities and terrorist tendencies in the Southeast will be consigned to the annals of history.”