He was arrested and has been in detention since October last year over offences bordering on treason.
Kanu’s lawyers on Friday addressed the press in Abuja, stating that the IPOB leader was willing to negotiate with Federal Government to secure his release and end the political crisis that had continued to trail his incarceration.
On Sunday the IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Mr Emma Powerful disowned the lawyers and their publication.
In a statement made available to our correspondent in Awka, the Anambra state capital, the group described the lawyers’ action as a distraction.
In the release entitled: “nobody can set an agenda for IPOB except our leader, Nnamdi Kanu, the group urged their members and the public to disregard the lawyers’ publication.
The statement reads in part: “The leader for the indigenous people of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the members of IPOB worldwide appeal to the general public and the people of Biafra to remain calm and disregard the press releases credited to the defence lawyers, namely Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Chief Amobi Nzelu and others that appeared at a press conference yesterday (Saturday) in Abuja
” It is very unfortunate that the lawyers did not consult the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and members of the Directorate of State before speaking about our relationship with the Avengers or willingness to dialogue with the administration of President Buhari.
“In this regard, it is crucial to clarify that our leader is not and will not discuss with the Nigerian government until court orders, granting him unconditional release is obeyed by DSS.
“Therefore the general public should not be perturbed because our march towards the quest for the restoration of God’s nation Biafra is intact under the divine direction of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“We are the biggest mass movement on this planet earth,so we shall not retreat nor surrender.
It maintained that ” We have come to get Biafra or we die getting Biafra. Nobody should sway our leader or persuade him by setting an agenda for him in this struggle.
“Those that know him will attest to the the fact that Biafra is more important to him than his life.
“Therefore, the general public must understand that Barr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Barr. Amobi Nzelu are not members of the indigenous people of Biafra .
” They are only there for the legal defence of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, therefore, they don’t know the modus operandi of the IPOB family.