by Chibiko Ikenna Offor
– Mazi Nnamdi Kanu paid a courtesy visit to Alex Ekwueme
– Kanu visit was to get advice from Ekwueme, an elder statesman
– Ekwueme pledged to support Kanu as a father
The leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu paid a courtesy visit to the former vice President and the patron of Eastern Consultative Assembly, ECA, Dr Alex Ekwueme.
Dr Alex Ekwueme gave assurance of his unflinching support the leader of IPOB.
He made this pledge when the IPOB leader paid him a visit at his residence in Enugu.
The Republican News learnt that Kanu made a pledge to hearken to advice from the elder statesman.
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.”