The family of the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has affirmed Barrister Aloy Ejimakor as Kanu’s lawyer.
This is coming against the backdrop of some media publications (not The PUNCH) that Ejimakor has been sacked as the lawyer of IPOB and Kanu.
According to Kanu’s senior brother, Prince Kingsley Kanunta Kanu in a press release on Tuesday, the family debunked a media publication that IPOB has sacked Ejimakor
They maintained, “For the avoidance of any doubt, Barrister Aloy Ejimakor personally and physically met with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu just days ago on 24th July 2023. And on 27th July 2023, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu met with my younger sibling. The main event of both visitations was the standing Direct Order of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on termination of Sit-At-Home which he had issued through Barrister Aloy Ejimakor on 24th July”.
The family also said Ejimakor was not hired or retained by Emma Powerful or the Department of State of IPOB which Powerful stated he was speaking for, stating “Instead, it was Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (in his official capacity as Supreme Leader of IPOB) that hired Barr. Ejimakor in late 2017. So, unless Emma Powerful and DOS believe that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has become vegetative (as they once rumoured), how can they suddenly begin to make decisions for him?”
They noted, “To be sure, what is propelling the DOS is the same animus and jealousy that had propelled them to mess up the first direct order issued by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in 2021, terminating the sit-at-home. The DOS was driven mad with jealousy and envy that the order was delivered to, and announced by my humble self (Prince Kingsley Kanunta Kanu) instead of by the DOS, and for this reason alone the DOS sabotaged that initial effort by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to terminate the Sit-At-Home.
“This time around, they have become more vicious in their rage against Barrister Ejimakor, simply because Barrister Ejimakor delivered his message so effectively that it has finally ended the Sit-At-Home, as Mazi Nnamdi Kanu had long desired, but which the pathetic DOS could not accomplish despite Mazi Nnamdi Kanu giving them several opportunities to do so.
“So, the DOS that is twisting these intelligent remarks out of context should ask themselves these questions: Who are the Apples and Oranges if Barr Ejmakor really meant that there is absolutely no difference in followership? Who are those that call themselves disciples that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu had alluded to in the Sit-At-Hime termination order? And why would Mazi Nnamdi Kanu issue the order to Simon Ekpa if he considers Simon as someone that is not under his command and control?
“It is pertinent to state that since Mazi Nnamdi Kanu retained the legal services of Barrister Ejimakor in late 2017, it has been a season of landmark victories singlehandedly won by him.”
Speaking further, the family said, “It needs to be made clear that in all the cases handled by Barrister Ejimakor, the IPOB or a member of IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi are the only parties. And where IPOB is not a party, it is Mazi Nnamdi Kanu that is the party and it is only because he is the Supreme Leader of IPOB; so, in that sense, it is still an IPOB case with Barr Ejimakor as its vanguard.
“Therefore, this DOS sacking of Barnster Ejimakor, even so, laughable and ineffectual, is a clumsy attempt by DOS at biting its nose to spite its face. In other words, it is a senseless attempt at self-immolation of the real IPOB and we will not allow it to happen” he said.