Governor Fayose says the fundraising for Nnamdi Kanu will be coordinated by Ike Ekweremadu
The account will be opened in Kanu’s name and will belong to only him
Fayose wants more people, particularly lawyers to join in the movement to help Kanu out of detention
Ekiti state governor Ayo Fayose has moved to raise funds for leader of Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu.
Nigerian Tribune reports that Fayose is working in conjunction with deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu on the plans to raise funds for Kanu’s family.
Fayose said on Wednesday, April 26 that he is taking his support for Kanu beyond showing solidarity in court to making plans for provisions for Kanu’s well-being and that of his family members.
The account, he reveals, would be in Kanu’s name and will belong to him. He said: “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.
“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.”
He added: “As many as lawyers willing to fight the oppression should join the struggle for liberation from the oppression.” Fayose said Ekwemeradu will among those that see to the fundraising committee.
“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.”
We recalls that former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode expressed his delight at the new alliance between Yorubas and Igbos over the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu.
He said the alliance means that the south is coming together.