“Let me tell Nigerians that there is nothing to be afraid of in an Igbo man becoming president. We need to be wise and stand together.”
“One of the charges suggesting that the defendant, Nnamdi Kanu, is a member of IPOB, and he vehemently denied being a member of IPOB.”
“It is the worst kind of abuse of legal process that we have encountered in the history of legal practice – either in Nigeria or anywhere in the world.”
This followed a delay by the prosecution to serve the defence with the amended charge.
They said, by enforcing the sit-at-home order through fear and intimidation, IPOB had become the enemy of many Igbos.
“We are not Biafra. We have been so oppressed, and now we are finding our feet, and you want us to go back. We will not. We will not,” Mr Umahi insisted.
Governor of Ebonyi, Dave Umahi, says the Igbos want to be part of a fair and equitable Nigeria, not a breakaway Biafra.
The army says the exercise will check “the menace of IPOB” and Eastern Security Network.
Mr Umahi, Chairman of South-East Governors’ Forum, says Ebonyi people has always suffered humiliation from their southeastern brothers.
The regime solicited the support of the press to protect the information space from dissenting voices.