We visited Onyendu today, 28th November 2022, at the DSS Headquarters, Abuja, to provide him with update of pending actions on the Appeal filed by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) at the Supreme Court, against the Judgment of the Court of Appeal, which discharged and prohibited further detention and/or trial/prosecution of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
From every indication, the Federal Government has not demonstrated any willingness to prosecute the Appeal. Rather, they merely intended to take advantage of the Order for Stay of Execution, to buy time and further detain Onyendu, but this evil scheme is dead on arrival.
Now we have filed Application to dismiss the Appeal, the Federal Government will have no other availing strategy to rely on.
Onyendu welcomed the robust strategy being adopted by our erudite Lead Counsel - Chief Ozekhome, SAN, in ensuring that the law runs its full course. The detail of this strategy remains publicly undisclosed.
Onyendu as usual, admonished Ezigbo UmuChineke to remain ever focused, and always have their eyes on the ball. He advised that every distraction at this critical time must be ignored, regardless of the quarter it is coming from.
Characteristically, Onyendu thanked all Ezigbo UmuChineke for not letting him down. He is profoundly grateful for your uncommon solidarity, love and loyalty, even as he continues to urge you all to remain law abiding as you have always demonstrated.
Thank you all, Ezigbo UmuChineke and remain blessed.
Sir Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Esq. (KSC)
IPOB’s Lead Counsel
28th November 2022.