The self-determination fight of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is lawful, according to activist lawyer Chief Mike Ozekhome.
Ozekhome claimed that Article 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, as well as Articles 3 and 4 of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People of 2007 supported Kanu’s fight for self-determination.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria made sure to emphasize that Kanu’s agitation was not unlawful when speaking at the Handshake Across The Niger 2 in Enugu State on Friday.
He pleaded with President Buhari to issue Kanu’s urgent release.
According to Ozekhome: “For the information of those harboring the thought that it was an illegality or unconstitutionality, his self-determination agitation, is in line with the Article 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948); African Charter of Human and People’s Rights; Article 3&4 of United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People (2007), among others, every one of these statues has Nigeria as a signatory.
“Sir, on my knees, I beg you to order Nnamdi Kanu’s freedom now.
“You can do it through the Attorney General of the Federation, who has the power to discontinue the case.”