The judges of the Appeal Court have received praise from the Indigenous People of Biafra for clearing their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, of all charges.
The pro-Biafran organization also praised its legal staff, claiming that they never gave up until the case was won.
They reminded President Muhammadu Buhari of his pledge to refrain from interfering with the legal system and pleaded with him to follow the court’s orders and release Kanu.
The group’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, made these comments in a statement on Friday.
The statement read in part, “The President, Mohammadu Buhari, publicly told Elder Amaechi Mbazuluike; Ohaeneze Ndigbo President, Prof. George Obiozor; and other Igbo leaders, who visited and appealed for presidential fiat to be applied in the release of Kanu, that they should wait for the court to decide.
“Even in one of the international meetings, the Ex-British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, asked him why Kanu was still in detention, and he claimed that he would not interfere with the judiciary.
“Now the same judiciary has decided on this case. They must obey their own court and stop making a mockery of themselves both locally and internationally.
“We are aware that Malami is doing the bidding of his brothers and kinsmen to keep our leader in detention longer, but we assure them that they cannot change what the competent court has said because the world is watching them.
“The United Nations Working group has given them instructions to ensure the quick and unconditional release of our leader within six months. Now the Appeal court has also discharged and acquitted him and called for his immediate release.
“Nigeria Presidency have the opportunity to release him unconditionally and save themselves from the shame that will befall them. IPOB is ready to bring more shame against them if they delay in releasing Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“Let God’s servant, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and his people go or face more plagues. A stitch in time saves nine.”