Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu
Former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, has pledged to provide his fatherly support to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Ekwueme, who made the pledge when the IPOB leader visited him at his Enugu residence, promised that he would always give the IPOB leader the needed counsel.
Kanu had told Ekwueme that â€œI 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.
â€œSo, 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.
â€œIt is more or less today an expression, a political expression to the yearnings and aspirations of the society; thatâ€™s what we are trying to do.
â€œThe sum total of the struggle by the IPOB, which Iâ€™m leading, is to ensure that there is dignity of life.
â€œAnd for us to fulfill that very mandate, we must be diligent, we must be focused, we must be sincere.
â€œSo, 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.â€
Responding, Ekwueme said it was a pleasure to receive the IPOB leader after all his travails, stressing â€œI thank God that he is free and able to move around.â€
â€œI will make my best counsel available to him in his very onerous task of leading an organisation that is committed to bringing justice and equity among people, especially for our people,â€ he added.