The Indigenous People of Biafra, Monday, said it still has faith in the legal team of its detained leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
This followed a report that the group was seeking the services of some high-ranking legal luminaries to replace the duo of barristers Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Alloy Ejimakor who are lead counsel and special counsel to Nnamdi Kanu respectively.
IPOB made the clarification in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Emma Powerful.
The statement read, “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has been drawn to ridiculous and misleading media reports that IPOB is shopping for a senior lawyer to lead our legal team handling the case of our leader in Abuja.
“Nothing can be further from the truth, and we wish therefore to debunk such speculative report sponsored by our enemies to cause disaffection among us.
“The said report which is only a figment of the imagination of the peddlers never emanated from us. Such a thing is not in contemplation at all.”
The group therefore urged members of the public to disregard such media report as it was planted by ‘our oppressors to cause confusion. It is already dead on arrival’.
IPOB said it has no problems with Mazi Kanu’s legal team.
The statement added, “IPOB has no issues with our legal team led by Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor.
“Our legal team has done us proud in all ramifications. We still repose confidence in our brilliant legal team which has shown competence, capacity and prowess in all our legal matters.
“It’s only those who are intimidated by the capacity of our legal team that is behind this imaginary speculation.
“For the avoidance of doubt, IPOB has no plan to change Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor or Barrister Aloy Ejimakor and other members of our formidable and erudite legal team. We appreciate their efforts and sacrifices towards the fight for justice for our leader and other detained Biafrans.
“We know the antics of the masterminds of this media propaganda. They simply want to cause bad blood among this global movement but we are ahead of their lame strategy.
“Any day IPOB and its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu decide to change lawyers handling our matters, we will make it open. It won’t be disclosed through faceless sources and amorphous individuals.”