The socio-cultural Igbo group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has expressed their elation over the appearance of Nnamdi Kanu in court today, but have however condemned the efforts made to stop the leader of Ohanaeze delegation to the trial of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, the former Governor of Anambra State and others from entering the court.
The group made their displeasure known through Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, the group’s National publicity secretary stating that Ezeife was a state governor about 30 years ago, a retired permanent secretary, distinguished scholar with a PhD from Havard and Okwadike Igbo Ukwu.
“By all standards, Ezeife deserves honour and respect from Nigeria. Ohanaeze Ndigbo expects an apology from the federal government for the poor treatment meted to Dr. Ezeife and other members of Ohanaeze delegation.
“It is also worrisome and ridiculous that journalists were barred from the court; worrisome because the world want transparency in the trial of Kanu. Granted that the courtroom may not contain all journalists but at least some leading media platforms should have been allowed access to the court.
“Ohanaeze reiterates that the trial of Nnamdi Kanu should conform with global best practices. Furthermore, it is in the best interest of the federal government that her image in the comity of nations is not always up for bad reasons. It is therefore hoped that the flipsides of today should be avoided on November 10 when Kanu will reappear in court” he concluded,