The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu on Wednesday visited former Nigerian Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme at his Enugu residence. Kanu said he visited the elder statesman to inform him of the activities of IPOB, and his reasons for championing the agitation for Biafra Republic.
He described the former Vice President as ‘invaluable’ to the pro-Biafra struggle.
Mr. Kanu addressed Ekwueme as ‘my father,” saying he came to seek his blessings and promised to abide by any advise given to him by the former vice president.
The IPOB leader said, “I have come to tell you that we find you invaluable in our advancement of our people and in our course to also make life better for the public and for the masses.
“So I am humbled and delighted to be here and also to bring you up to speed as to what we have been doing, what motivated me, and what motivated the IPOB to do what we have been doing.
“It (IPOB) is, more or less, today, an expression, a political expression to the yearnings and aspirations of the society – that’s what we are trying to do.
“The sum total of the struggle by the IPOB, which I am leading, is to ensure that there is dignity of life.
“And for us to fulfill that very mandate, we must be diligent, we must be focused, we must be sincere.
“So, I have come here to brief my father as to why we do what we do, and to get his blessings.
“Anything he tells me is what we are going to do, in so far as it advances our political course as a people.”
Ekwueme responded by promising to give Kanu counsel.
“I will make my best counsel available to him (Kanu) in his very onerous task of leading an organisation that is committed to bringing justice and equity among people, especially for our people, Ekwueme said.
“I thank God that you are free and able to move around,” he added.