Mr. Vincent Obetta, the lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and founder of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has disclosed why his client tendered an apology letter to the Nigerian government. Daily Post reports.
According to him, there was nothing irregular about the apology tendered by his client to President Muhammadu Buhari, his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan and Igbo elders for his “uncomplimentary” comments against them.
It would be recalled, Obetta had denied that his client tendered such apology to the Nigerian government.
However, Obetta in a statement explained that what he denied on behalf of his client was speculation that Kanu had written letters of apology to Buhari, Jonathan and Igbo elders.
He confirmed that Kanu tendered the apology in his statement to the Department of State Service on realising that some of the things he said against Buhari and others were uncomplimentary considering the culture and values of the African society.
He said, “I denied the ruse making the rounds that my client apologised via a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, former President Goodluck Jonathan and some Igbo elders.
“I also challenged any reporter to forward to me a copy of the written letter addressed to the President et al. I still maintain my ground that my client Mazi Nnamdi Kanu did not address any letter of apology whatsoever to Buhari, Jonathan and Igbo elders.
“However, I am aware that in the course of making his statements to the SSS (DSS), he acknowledged the fact that certain words he used on these persons/elders during his broadcast were ‘uncomplimentary’ considering the culture and values of the African society to which he belongs.
“He further stated that he might write a letter of apology to the President to express his regret over the use of such words on him. But up until this moment, such letter, to my knowledge, has not been written. And I challenge anybody that has a copy of such to make it public.”