By Ifeanyi Chijioke - TBP
April 28, 2017

Multitudes of Biafrans celebrating the granting of bail to the leader of IPOB; Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, at the premises of Abuja High Court - April 25, 2017
I am still very disappointed that some of my esteemed readers view my opinion as hostile; they have killed common sense on the altar of emotions. I had argued that it is lawfully disastrous to reject a Court ruling on the basis of convenience, this argument I have not found a superior one to force me into concession but I have received threats and even wayward accusations. I have constantly gone through the conditions of the bail; they did not and cannot stop Nnamdi Kanu from his agitation; primary purpose. Above all; there is no justification to retain a sick man in detention because the risk is high, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra must look after his health.

Nnamdi Kanu is a time bomb and there is opportunity for Nigeria and Biafra to balance the equation because Biafra is now a second away from restoration. Should Nnamdi Kanu remain in detention despite Court ruling granting him bail on his health condition; it could result to what we all feared. The agitation for the sovereign state of Biafra being championed by him is very much alive and hence the conditions did not deprive him his right to self determination or in any way warned him against involvement in IPOB, I see it as the last strength of a dying Justice Binta Nyako.

Common sense is everything needed to succeed in life and emotions often make one lose out of a race. There is no basis for emotions which tend to kill common sense in this very matter. I will continue to urge the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra to accept his bail hence the conditions did not stop him from his primary purpose-Biafra agitation. I will further urge him to go on bail and look after his deteriorating health which the prison cannot handle at this moment.

The conditions did not in any way stop him from agitating or fighting for the restoration of Biafra; it did not stop him from demanding what he is demanding and what is then the basis of rejecting the bail? The bail gives him time and freedom to think and work his case; his lawyers have noted that his contributions outshine their own, why should he not make use of the opportunity if he has to conclude this matter once and for all?

I am yet to see a reason the leader of indigenous People of Biafra should reject his bail; health is first and that is a big reason to consider? The draconian conditions attached to his release have nothing to do with the agitation. What I mean by unconditional release is that Nnamdi Kanu will never accept the condition to drop the agitation for his release. The people of Biafra have won; the conditions of bail have nothing to do with the agitation and why won’t they take it.

Let emotions not destroy an effort of many years; since 2015; IPOB have continuously lost lives in the field of protest demanding for the release of their leader. The conditions attached to the bail will be looked into after Nnamdi Kanu is released and the defense counsel will also seek accelerated hearing. But for the fact the conditions attached did not stop the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra from his agitation, I did not see basis for rejection.

Let me quickly say that the reason few people object this bail won by the defense counsel is because they have no idea of the sufferings of those that fight against the executive order that Nnamdi Kanu should never be released. What Nnamdi Kanu need right now is to get out of detention and further his effective strategy towards Biafra restoration. Nnamdi Kanu’s bail is just the beginning of the agitation for the restoration of sovereign state of Biafra. It is also a bad image for the Indigenous people of Biafra to reject a Court ruling. I will dwell on this topic till I see a superior argument upon which my concession shall be laid.

Editor/Publisher: Chinwe Korie
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