– Femi Fani-Kayode received Nnamdi Kanu in his house
– The former minister described Kanu as his brother
– He said he respected the international law that allows self-determination
Femi Fani-Kayode has advocated for a stronger alliance between Yorubas and Igbos as well as with the Niger Delta and Middle-Belt region.
The former minister spoke shortly after he received the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in his home.
Fani-Kayode was one of those who advocated for the release of Kanu and the latter paid him a visit on Tuesday, May 2.
Vanguard reports that Fani-Kayode said they had a three-hour meeting.
“Kanu is my friend and brother and he honoured us with his presence in my home. We had a meeting for about 3 hours which was productive and we were delighted to have him”.
Fani-Kayode said he already has the titles of “Odumagu” of the south which means Lion Tiger of the South and also the “Odogunaga” which signified the relationship between the Yorubas and Igbos.
He said gone are the days when “the Igbos and Yorubas will continue to throw bricks at one another as it was time to come together with the Niger Delta and Middle-belt.”
He said he respected the international law that allowed for self-determination and that the decision of secession rested on the shoulder of Kanu.
Fani-Kayode also spoke about Segun Adeniyi’s book, Against The Run Of Play and said it belonged to the dustbin.
He said: “I believe that Segun Adeniyi’s book titled “Against The Run Of Play” is good for one thing and one thing alone: the dustbin.
“It is a collection of jaundiced opinions and subjective submissions made by a collection of self-seeking clowns.
“It sounds more like a script for a second rate and comic soap opera than a historical account.
“It is nothing more than a cheap and feeble exercise in historical revisionism and the target of the collective effort is President Goodluck Jonathan.
“As far as the author is concerned he is the villain whilst others are the heroes.
“Reuben Abati has far more gravitas than Segun Adeniyi. He was an insider in the Jonathan administration and he will not rely on self-serving historical revisionism, unsubstantiated hearsay and childish gossip in his account.
“We await his book. That would make far more gratifying and informed reading than Segun Adeniyi’s clap-trap.