Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 elections, Omoyele Sowore, on Tuesday met with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu in New York, United States.
Naija News understands that the Presidential candidate made the meeting public in a Facebook video, he shared.
According to the video, Sowore said the meeting is aimed at sending“shock waves down the spine of the oppressors in Nigeria”.
He said in his video that there would be more meetings with the leader of the Biafran group until ‘all oppressors’ in the country gain freedom.
“They know that the moment all the oppressed people get together, they are in trouble. We are calling on all our brothers and sisters, wherever you may be,” Sowore said.
“The colour of injustice is the same, whether it is affecting you in Biafra land, it’s affecting you in Yoruba land, it’s affecting you in Idoma land, or even in Zamfara, or even in Niger Republic and other places on the continent of Africa.
“It doesn’t matter where oppression is ruining your life, what you need is freedom and what we are determined to give you is that freedom,” he said.
While speaking on their meeting, Kanu described Sowore as his friend, adding that heir eventual meeting was a true assertion that people come together.
In his words, the Biafra leader said; “I met with my good friend Sowore and it has yielded today a confirmation that people can come together,” he said.
“There isn’t much of a difference for what we are fighting for because we are fighting for justice. We know and hope that the people that found themselves today trapped in that contraption called Nigeria will one day be free and it takes people to do it.
“I doubt it comes from heaven and we have to do it, we have decided to do it and it must be done.”
Sowore had revealed that he had three separate meetings with the Biafra leader.
He detailed that their first meeting was to hear him out on the matters of concern to his constituency.
The second was to discuss a possible collaboration and synergy, and the third was how to bring more young Nigerians desirous of total change.
“This was my plan had I become president, one of my duties would have been to bring all warring factions together and rewrite the constitution that is agreeable to all,” he said.