Members of Ohanaeze Youth Movement, on Friday, May 26, visited the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu in his home.
Voice of Ndigbo learnt that those in attendance were Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Deputy President Arthur Obiora, Secretary General Okwu Nnabuike among others.
Isiguzoro while speaking during the visit said: “We are here to thank God that at last freedom came your way; we have followed your activities with keen interest and appreciate all the efforts you have made, including sacrificing your personal freedom for the good of our people.
“On the sit-at-home being planned by the IPOB as part of activities to mark Biafra, 50 years after, the Ohanaeze youths are solidly behind you.
“We are calling on Ndigbo both at home and in the Diaspora to join the IPOB in observing the sit-at-home. Our people should see it as a time to honour those who paid the supreme price in their quest for the emancipation of Ndigbo.”
Deputy President and the secretary general, Mazi Arthur Obiora and Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, respectively, described Kanu as the new Igbo leader, Daily Post reports.
Arthur said: “This visit was borne out of the fact that we now have in you a new Igbo leader. You have indeed stepped out to wear the shoes left by Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
“We hail your courage, dexterity and plead with you to steer on leading the struggle for the emancipation of Ndigbo.”
Kanu while responding to the group said he appreciated the OYC for being part of the key struggle towards his release from prison.
He described himself as a youth and pledged to work with the Ohanaeze youths to librate Ndigbo.
He said: “I thank you for your support; I thank you for standing by me in the struggle; my desire is to see Ndigbo progress and prosper and we shall continue to pursue that.”
Meanwhile, Kanu received some members of the Jewish religion at this hometown Isiama Afara, Umuahia in Abia state.
The Jewish members led by Prophetess Eman Halleluyah Nwachukwu visited the IPOB leader from the Jewish Synagogue in Port Harcourt Rivers state.