Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 presidential election and Vice President of Nigeria, 1999-2007, Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated the founder of the #FreeLeahSharibu campaign, Reno Omokri, on his award for ‘Humanitarian Cause of the Year’ at the 2019 Hollywood Weekly Magazine Film Festival, holding in Hollywood, California on November 2, 2019.
In his letter, the Waziri Adamawa said “my family and I rejoice with you on this auspicious occasion and pray God grant you the strength and wisdom to continue doing good”.
The Waziri further said “I hope you see this award as a reason to intensify your campaign for Leah’s release”.
Omokri has visited 35 countries this year to appeal to world leaders and celebrities, including Boris Johnson, Howard Hewitt and a host of others, for the release of Leah Sharibu. He also went to Mount Everest in Nepal, to draw world attention to the cause.