Chief Dr. Alex Ekwueme, a former Vice President of Nigeria, has today (Wednesday), assured Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, of his fatherly support.
Ekwueme made the pledge when the IPOB leader visited him at his Enugu residence, with a promise that he would listen to advice from the elder statesman.
Kanu has since he was released being paying thank-you visit to prominent persons and organizations, with a vow that he would never give up on Biafra.
He had told Ekwueme that “I have come to tell you that we find you invaluable in our advancement of our people and in our course also to 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; what motivated the IPOB to do what we have been doing.
It 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’m 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.”
Responding, Ekwueme said it was a pleasure receiving the IPOB leader after all his travails, stressing “I thank God that he is free and able to move around.”
I will make my best counsel available to him in his very onerous task of leading an organization that is committed to bringing justice and equity among people, especially for our people”, he added.
It is recalled that the IPOB leader had on Monday visited several persons and groups in Enugu, including the Eastern Consultative Assembly, ECA.
The former Vice President, Ekwueme, is a patron of the ECA.