- A lawyer representing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu Has said that his client's safety is paramount
- The lawyer also said the attacks on his client and members of the IPOB by security operatives is condemnable
The lawyer representing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu has spoken on his client safety and the forthcoming Donald Trump solidarity rally scheduled to hold in Port Harcourt.
Ifeanyi Ejiofor while speaking to NAIJ.com said the attacks on his client and members of the IPOB is condemnable.
He also said Nigeria government must ensure the safety of his client who has been held in Kuje prison custody.
Ejiofor had earlier alleged before a Frederal High Court sitting in Abuja that the life of his client, his relations and visitors were under threat.
He said: “Since the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, Nigeria has been going through several turbulence and trial and if anything happens to Nnamdi Kanu, this country will go in flames.”
On the proposed Trump’s rally scheduled to hold today, January 20, Ejiofor said the police has no right to stop IPOB members in Port Harcourt from embarking any form of peaceful rally.
He said: “The Biafra agitation is not only meant for the Igbos alone, but for all and a united Biafra.”
Ejiofor also added that the Nigerian’s constitution allows every citizen freedom of peaceful association and rally.
“You can see the pro-Trump rally that will take place in Port Harcourt, which we have notified the police about.
“The police has no powers under the law, under the constitution to stop them from that process.
Section 40 of the 1999 constitution empowers the IPOB, granted citizens right to a peaceful assembly.
They are not going there to demonstrate, they are not going there to riot, and they are only going there for a peaceful solidarity rally, so police has no right to stop them.
Section 40 of the constitution is very clear, you cannot stop citizens who are conferred with the right to form an association or an assembly," Ejiofor added.
He also said the constitution has condemns security actions to prevent citizens from such assembly.
Ejiofor said: “Let them also bear in mind that the constitution is the supreme law.”