Chris Steven, Abuja
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has agreed to work with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to remove President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has said.
Fani-Kayode announced this on Saturday when he wrote on his Twitter handle that he received a call from Kanu noting that they have agreed to work together to vote Buhari out.
“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 wrote.
Kanu who disappeared from the public scene in September 2017 after a raid on his country home in Abia state by the army appeared in a video on Friday where he was spotted worshiping in Jerusalem.
After the raid, Kanu’s house was raided in September, 2017, his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor said the IPOB leader was abducted by military operatives on September 14.
He said “Kanu has probably been killed”.
Ejiofor insisted he had not communicated with his client since September 14, since his home was “invaded” by soldiers while reacting to reports that Kanu had gone into hiding.
In a statement issued on Saturday, Ejiofor said he was happy to confirm that Nnamdi Kanu was the man in the video.
“On the face of this cheerful news staring on my face, I immediately intensified effort to ascertain the veracity or otherwise of the video clip.
“Only, this morning, I received a direct confirmation from my client, hearing once from him after 13months in captivity.
I am very delighted therefore, to use this singular opportunity to announce to the world that my client is the very person seen in the pictures /video. That i can confirm authoritatively,” he said.
Read the full text of the statement
I woke up yesterday to scintillating news making round the social and online media to the effect that my client (Nnamdi Kanu) was sighted in Jerusalem during a prayer session.
Initially, I wanted to disbelieve it but for the source, struggling at the same time to come to reality that God has kept to His Promises after the murderous invasion of his home on the 14th day of September 2017, by rampaging Nigerian Soldiers, that saw the horrific blood carnage witnessed in his home on this black day.
But the God of Isaac, Abraham and Jacob has put enemies to shame, by the development of yesterday.
I cannot forget in a haste the anxiety that had enveloped me for this past 13 months .The anxiety over the uncertainty of his safety after my last contact with him on the 14th day of September 2017. A day I can never forget for the rest of my life.
On the face of this cheerful news staring on my face, I immediately intensified effort to ascertain the veracity or otherwise of the video clip.
Only, this morning, I received a direct confirmation from my client, hearing once from him after 13months in captivity.
I am very delighted therefore, to use this singular opportunity to announce to the world that my client is the very person seen in the pictures /video. That i can confirm authoritatively.
Furthermore, the shocking tale of how he made it alive once again will be made public in his scheduled world press broadcast to be beamed live within the next 24 hours.
The general public and indeed the world is advised to keep a date with this broadcast.
The world will now hear from the horses mouth, the gory accounts of what happened in my client’s home on the 14th day of September 2017, only tommorow.
Thank you all for your prayers which had sustained him throughout the period of 13 months in captivity.
To His most Mighty name shall all the glory be ascribed unto.
It’s not yet over for the Nigerian Soldiers, because they are still under a compelling duty to offer explanation to the court why they moved their Armoured Perssonnel Carriers (APC) into the home of my client on the 14th day of september 2017 and the genocidal massacre of over 50 (fifty)members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in my client’s home.
Thank you all.