Nnamdi Kanu and leader of IPOB has bowed to pressures from friends to dialogue with the Buhari’s led administration.
Kanu also denied having connections with MEND and Avengers.
The IPOB leader spoke through his lawyers Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Amobi Nzelu at a press conference.
According to the statement, “News houses have been inundated with news ongoing negotiations between FG and MEND.
“Nnamdi Kanu’s name was featured in the purported deliberations.
“We want to clarify that Nnamdi Kanu has no links, contact, ties or any form of relationship whatsoever with MEND.
“MEND cannot prove it is representing Kanu.
“Kanu did not give any direct or indirect authority for MEND to represent him or IPOB any purported negotiation.
“The general public is accordingly advised to ignore the falsehood being peddled by MEND.
“Nnamdi Kanu does not know them.
“However, Kanu will not renounce his ideology.
“IPOB is bigger than him.
“He cannot say yes or no to renouncing it, but he is open to political resolution of the problem.
“Nobody has approached him for negotiation where he is kept.
“The issue of IPOB is beyond him, he is open to negotiation.
“We are not against discussion on this issue.
“A political solution will be easily achieved than legal solution but Kanu must be released unconditionally.
“Nnamdi Kanu welcomes genuine political solution to this case.
“The Federal Government does not need to sponsor their representatives to travels in order to reach Nnamdi Kanu.
“They know where they kept him, which is easily accessible to them.
“Kanu has people of proven integrity and impeccable character.
“These people will negotiate on his behalf based on his demands when communication to this effect is established.
“The unfolding events in the polity has therefore, vindicated our long held view that Nnamdi Kanu is a political prisoner.
“We wish to reiterate that on Nnamdi Kanu’s total freedom is where we stand,” Nnamdi Kanu said.
However, moments after the statement was released, IPOB issued a counter statement sacking his defense counsels.
According to IPOB, “Anybody publicly dissociating IPOB from Niger Delta Avengers is a mortal enemy of IPOB family worldwide under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu.
“Let it be known that as long as Buhari and Daura continue to tamper with Nnamdi Kanu‘s defense team through bribery, inducements and intimidation, IPOB will keep on changing the team.
“Kanu wishes to state categorically that the only negotiations he will be involved in is talks for a full restoration of Biafran State.
“It is either Biafra or death!
The unfolding drama between Kanu’s legal counsel and IPOB seem to be at a cross as many IPB agitators felt Kanu sold out.