Fayose, Ekweremadu Raise Support Fund for IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu
The pro-Biafra movement continues to gain steam with bigwigs of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekwemeradu, raising a support fund for the jailed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
This comes after Fayose on Tuesday stormed an Abuja Federal High Court in solidarity with Kanu during the hearing in which he was granted bail.
Fayose, who later declared Ekiti State, south-west Nigeria as part of Biafra, called on well-meaning Nigerians to support the embattled separatist leader.
“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,” he said.
“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 was elected Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, also 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,” he said.
Describing the Biafra agitation as ‘legitimate’, Fayose confirmed that Ekwemeradu will be part of the coordinators that will steer the fund raising committee with all monies deposited in an account in Kanu’s name.
“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 noted.
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