The Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has appointed a former Governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, to lead a delegation to the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in Abuja on Monday.
The President General o the organisation, Prof George Obiozor, announced the appointment in a statement on Saturday.
Obiozor also appointed the National Legal Adviser of the organisation, Barrister Joseph Ojobu and Chief Goddy Uwazurike as members of the delegation.
According to Ohanaeze president, Ojobu and Uwazurike will be the lawyers representing the group on a watching brief.
Anaedoonline.ng reports that there had been speculations that Kanu’s case might not come up on Monday, July 26, 2021, in Abuja due to the annual vacation for Nigerian judges.
The judges’ vacation is expected to start on July 26 and would end on September 17, 2021.
However, in a statement on Friday, Kanu’s lawyer, Barrister Ejiofor had revealed that the case would be called up for hearing as scheduled.
He wrote; “We have just received a confirmation from Federal High Court Abuja that the hearing on our Client’s case above referred will still go on as earlier scheduled on Monday next week being the 26th day of July 2021.”
The lawyer also urged Kanu’s supporters to offer prayers to God for him and for the legal team.
“Remember Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the entire Legal team in your prayers. Thank you all and remain blessed,” he wrote.
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