Aloy Ejimakor, lead counsel to Nnamdi Kanu the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, said nobody can initiate dialogue with the separatist group without the release of his client.
Kanu, who faces charges of treason and other unfounded crimes was kidnapped by government agents in Kenya and illegally repatriated to Nigeria.
Ejimakor while reacting to the calls for dialogue with the IPOB leader, stated that his release would guarantee a successful dialogue with the Nigerian government.
“DIALOGUE? Nobody can initiate any dialogue until Onyendu Kanu is released.
“This must be the 1st step, because it’s only MNK that has the vires to lead any dialogue.
“The release of Mandela from prison was the 1st step in the dialogue that led to ending apartheid in South Africa,” said the legal practitioner in a tweet on Friday.