IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu visits Ekwueme, seeks blessings, counsel

Dr Alex Ekwueme, Nigeria’s former Vice President, and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party Wednesday played host to the Leader of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu at his Enugu home.

The IPOB leader informed Ekwueme that he was invaluable to the Biafran struggle, and explained that he was at his home to brief him on the activities of IPOB and his reason’s for championing the Biafran cause.

Kanu who addressed Ekwueme as his father also requested blessings from the Elder Statesman.

Kanu 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, in his response, assured Kanu that he would always be willing to give IPOB the needed 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”, he said.

The elder statesman added that it was a pleasure to host Kanu after his release from detention.

“I thank God that you are free and able to move around,” Ekwueme said.