Nnamdi Kanu’s Family Questions Orji Kalu’s ‘Insane’ Remark After Visiting IPOB Leader
The family of the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has expressed disappointment over what it called ” uncomplimentary remarks” by Senator Orji Uzor Kalu after his visit to the IPOB Leader at the Department of State Services, DSS headquarters, Abuja on Monday where he is currently detained.
The former governor and Senator representing Abia North District, had in a Facebook post after his meeting with Kanu, said that he advised Kanu to watch his utterance, “especially as he has insane amount of people rooting for his release.”
But Kanu’s family in a swift reaction, lambasted the former governor, accusing him of unnecessarily advertising his visit to Kanu “probably for political gains”.
Kanu’s younger brother, Prince Emmanuel Kanu, who spoke for the family, demanded explanations from the former governor “what he meant by Kanu’s insane amount of people rooting for his release”.
The family cautioned the Senate Chief Whip against “making unguarded utterances on subjects beyond his comprehesion.”
The family said further,
” What does Senator Orji Uzor Kalu want to achieve by those confusing and disparaging remarks? Is he saying that millions of followers of Nnamdi Kanu who feel disenchanted by the protracted and provocative marginalisation and injustice perpetrated against Biafrans by the Nigeria Authorities are insane?
“Who is Kalu working for? Must he advertise his visit to our brother? If he thinks he has any solution to offer can’t be work from behind the scene? Must he make political capital of every issue?
”We are highly disappointed by his incoherent utterances. He must understand that our brother is not being persecuted because he stole, or commited any crime. His only crime if at all it’s a crime is asking for the freedom of the oppressed people of Biafra.
”Orji Uzor Kalu and his types are the reason the agitation for self determination by our people is unending. How can he be trusted by the people? We have not forgotten his role in 2017 when our brother was in Kuje prison. What is his mission? Is he for or against Nnamdi Kanu?
”By his utterances it’s clear that he is no solution but part of the problems of our people. He shouldn’t forget that history will judge him for all his actions and inactions.
“In case Kalu doesn’t know, real Igbo leaders are working behind the scene to bring about solution to the problem of our people. They don’t make noise over it”.
Barristerl Ifeanyi Ejiofor the lead counsel to the IPOB leader while reacting to Orji Kalu’s visit and his statement after visiting his client, said it’s worrisome that DSS threw caution to the wind by going against court orders which involves certain process to see his client.
Ejiofor stated that although, Senator Kalu’s name was included in the list of people that was scheduled to visit Kanu, he was surprised why DSS allowed Kalu to visit his client without the presence of any of his counsel.
The lawyer made the statement yesterday after his visit to his client, and said Kanu’s legal team is initiating legal steps to demand for an investigation into why the secret Police allowed a visitor to see their client in their absence.