Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has said that the self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has agreed to work with him to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 elections.
Fani-Kayode, a member of the opposition PDP, disclosed on his Twitter handle on Saturday that he spoke with Kanu by the phone.
Kanu had come out of hiding nine months after the military invasion of his community in Abia State, southeast Nigeria.
Uche Mefor, the Deputy leader of the separatist group, made the announcement in a post on social media network, Facebook on Friday afternoon.
According to Mefor’s post, the IPOB leader, who went into hiding after the Nigerian military clashed with members of his group last year, was spotted praying in Jerusalem, Israel.
Concise News had also reported that the IPOB leader is scheduled to hold a world press conference on Sunday.
“I just received a call from my brother Nnamdi Kanu. I am delighted that he is alive and well,” Fani-Kayode twitted.
“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.”