The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, and the
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekwemeradu, are set
to raise support fund for the leader of the
Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The governor had on Tuesday stormed an Abuja
Federal High Court where he showed solidarity with
Speaking on the development on Wednesday, the
governor 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
“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 is the Chairman of the Peoples
Democratic Party Governors’ Forum, 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
“Those willing can send their correspondence to
Governors Office or reach me on my telephone line
070300000393 or myemail:mystory2006@
Fayose confirmed that Ekwemeradu will be part of
the coordinators that will steer the fund raising
The account will be raised in Kanu’s name and will
belong to him.
“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 said.