Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on Saturday, said the desperation by politicians especially of Igbo extractions to visit the IPOB leader in the custody of the Department of State Services is to boost their selfish interest in the 2023 elections.
He also described as empty positioning for political office, the recent visit to Kanu by a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.
The lawyer said Kalu breached DSS protocols, adding that he visited the IPOB leader without the knowledge of his legal team or family members.
Ejiofor in a statement titled, ‘Keeping the record straight’, demanded that the DSS should launch a probe into Kalu’s “clandestine” visit to Kanu which, he said, was laced with suspicion.
“Orji Kalu’s hypocritical pretensions was worsened by the fact that he is a politician (and a wily one at that), and he is not related to Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu either by affinity or consanguinity.”
“I make bold to say that the clandestine visit to Onyendu undertaken by Orji Uzor Kalu is no more than an empty positioning for political office come 2023.
“In 2017, Orji Uzor Kalu exhibited similar inclination. He merely wanted to score a cheap political point. But his attempt failed woefully, and rightly so. Onyendu did not accord him any relevance whatsoever. This time, he initiated similar pretensions. Again, his shenanigan did not produce the desired effect,” he said.
We hereby invite the relevant authorities of the Department of State Security to investigate this. Further, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was not informed beforehand that Orji Uzor Kalu was at the facility to see him. The information that was given to him, which he conveyed to me, was to the effect that an important personality was at the facility to see him. The identity of the so-called important personality was not disclosed to him. This is deceptive and a breach of the protocol of the DSS,” the statement added.