Governor, Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekwemeradu, are set to embark on a fund raising support for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
The governor who on Tuesday stormed an Abuja Federal High Court where he showed solidarity with Kanu.
Speaking on the development on Wednesday, the governor said “I’m trying to work with other well meaning Nigerians to raise funds for Kanu so that he can fund his lawyers and meet his immediate family needs.
We are going to ensure that the injustice meted out to him does not destroy him. He has parents, wife and children to take care of. I appeal to Nigerians to support this just cause.”
Fayose, who is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum, called on lawyers to join the struggle for liberation.
As many as lawyers willing to fight the oppression should join the struggle for liberation from the oppression.
Those willing can send their correspondence to Governors Office or reach me on my telephone line 070300000393 or myemail:firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Fayose confirmed that Ekwemeradu will be part of the coordinators that will steer the fund raising committee.
The account will be raised in Kanu’s name and will belong to him.
We are just driving the cause. As soon as we receive his account details we will be made available. The money will be used for him and others in incarceration with him.
We believe in coexistence of Nigeria. People have the right to agitate for independence. Even in traditional institution people agitate for autonomy.
When people agitate and they cannot get it, they drop the idea. It is not for you to silence them. That is oppression. Agitation is legitimate”, he said.