Former Vice President, Chief Dr. Alex Ekwueme, Wednesday, assured of his fatherly support to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
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”,
it will be 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.