Nnamdi Kanu is the most powerful leader in southern Nigeria – Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said that the fugitive leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is the most powerful leader in southern Nigeria.

Mr Kanu had last week called on Biafrans to ‘disgrace’ and ‘arrest’ President Muhammadu Buhari on his trip to Japan.

President Buhari arrived Japan on Monday to attend the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development.

The TICAD7, as it is known for short, will take place in the City of Yokohama from August 28 to 30.

In a tweet on Monday, Mr Fani-Kayode, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), described Kanu as the most courageous and powerful leader in southern Nigeria who says what other leaders in the region cannot dare to say.

“@MaziNnamdiKanu is the most courageous and most powerful southern leader in Nigeria today. He says things that other southern leaders think but dare not say. He is a formidable force and a major factor in our politics. If the FG had sense they would not have treated him so badly,” he said.

Kanu had supported the attack on former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on August 17 by IPOB members in Nuremberg, Germany.

Senator Ekweremadu was billed to give a keynote address at the Second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention organised by Ndi-Igbo Germany.

The lawmaker was accused by IPOB members of conspiring with the Federal Government to proscribe the group in the South East and the killing of its followers.