- Nnamdi Kanu's lawyer has revealed his client's stance on the scheduled Anambra gubernatorial election
- Ifeanyi Ejiofor said Kanu never asked his members to disrupt the election in the state
- He said his client was widely misunderstood over his pronouncement on the Anambra gubernatorial election
A lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has said his client never asked members of the group to disrupt the forthcoming November 18 Anambra election.
Speaking to NAIJ.com in an interview, Ifeanyi Ejiofor said, Kanu only admonished members of his group not to participate in the scheduled election in the state.
Ejiofor said many individuals misinterpreted his client's call for the boycott of Anambra election.
He said: "The important thing is that people don;t listen to peoples pronouncement or look take a look at people's pronouncement critically."
Ejiofor said Kanu told his members: "Please don't participate in this election, he didn't say go and disrupt the election. He didn't say go and get violent, he didn;t say go and do this or do that; and he has personal reasons for that."
Ejiofor noted that his client's "rights to civil disobedience is also enshrined."
"It is part of fundamental rights of citizens, he (Nnamdi Kanu) didn't say they should stop the elections.
"I can see some people filing useless processes in court under the fundamental rights enforcement application that the director has been threatened and all what not. I am waiting for them, let it be served, so we can go to court, challenge and respond to them.
This is a right to civil disobedience, to compel their demands, he didn't say, go an cause violence... he didn't say go and stop the voters," Ejiofor said.
Ejiofor said his client only counselled members of the IPOB group which he leads on the need for them not to participate in the Anambra election.
However, Ejiofor noted that the onus still lies on the IPOB leader to either change his mind for a reason and ask his members to participate in the election.
He said: "At any time he says okay, let us go and participate in this election, that is left for him."
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the IPOB in a recent statement reiterated its call for the boycott of Anambra election by its members.
The IPOB in a recent statement said boycotting the Anambra state election will send a message across the international community of the seriousness of the agitation for Biafra.
The group also ordered its members and other freedom fighters in Anambra state to stay at home on the day of the Anambra election.
Meanwhile, the heads of security formations have assured people that they are ready to provide adequate security, before, during and after the November 18 governorship election in Anambra state.
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