Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has revealed that he has gotten assurance from the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu that he will work against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Fani-Kayode revealed this in a tweet via his official handle where he disclosed that he spoke with the IPOB leader on telephone on Saturday.
“I just received a call from my brother Nnamdi Kanu. I am delighted that he is alive and well. I commend his strength and courage even as I marvel at the loyalty, resilience and commitment of his lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor and IPOB. We have agreed to work together to VOTE Buhari out.”
Fani-Kayode was one of the few Nigerians who identified with Kanu and stood by him when he was in detention as well as when he was released.
Kanu reappeared in public, for the first time in over a year, this week when he was spotted praying in Jerusalem.
There had been allegations by Kanu’s brother that the IPOB leader had either been killed or was being detained by the Nigerian Army.
Before he went into hiding, Kanu kicked against the Anambra governorship election in November 2017.
IPOB had warned voters in the state against participating in the exercise. He had said elections would not hold in the south-east except there was a referendum.
The election took place two months after Kanu’s disappearance and Willie Obiano was reelected for a second term.