Speaking through his lawyers, Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Amobi Nzelu, at a press briefing, Kanu who has been locked up since October 14th, 2015 said he was not opposed to negotiation to secure his freedom from detention. Ejiofor said,
“Kanu will not renounce his ideology, IPOB is bigger than him. He cannot say yes or no to renouncing it. But he is opened to political resolutions of the problem. Nobody has approached him for negotiation where he is kept.
“The issue of IPOB is beyond him, he is opened 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.”