Simon Ekpa appointed one of the broadcasters on Radio Biafra not interim leader – IPOB

From PAT NNADI, Nsukka

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has confirmed the appointment of Mazi Simon Ekpa as one of the broadcasters on Radio Biafra, following the directive of the group’s leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to that effect.

In a statement by its Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, IPOB, however, denied that Mazi Ekpa had been appointed to take over Radio Biafra or as the Interim Leader of IPOB, describing “this deliberate misrepresentation of facts (as)the handiwork of detractors and enemies of our struggle.”

“Mazi Simon Ekpa is only one of the many broadcasters on Radio Biafra whose immense contributions to the struggle are recognised. Nobody has been appointed to take over from our leader because he will soon be out to continue with the liberation movement,” the statement by Powerful read, in part.

“We want to reiterate that IPOB is a united, formidable and well-structured family that even in the absence of our leader, the operations of our movement run effortlessly on a well established structure. The Directorate of State, (DOS) is fully in charge of the affairs of IPOB worldwide and therefore no vacuum exists concerning the day to day running of this great movement.

“We know that confusionists and the enemies of our struggle are looking for an opportunity to instigate disaffection and create crisis in IPOB, especially now that our leader is in detention but their plan is dead on arrival. We, therefore, wish to urge the  wonderful IPOB family worldwide as well as the general public to disregard any other information to the contrary. Importantly too, any information purportedly coming from IPOB that does not pass through our normal channel of information dissemination should be disregarded.

“While various contributions of members of IPOB and other Biafrans towards our liberation at this critical moment of our struggle are appreciated, we wish to make it clear that responsibilities are given to people solely for the service of the Biafran people. Biafrans should rest assured that the leadership of this movement put together by our leader Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will not allow anyone to sow seeds of confusion in the minds of our people. Biafrans must be at alert because the enemy is trying to play the same card they played in 2015 when Onyendu was in the custody of the Nigerian government. The IPOB worldwide family defeated them then and we shall also defeat them together with their co-travellers this time around.

“We urge all Biafrans to continue to maintain absolute discipline and remain resolute in our march towards the restoration of our Nation Biafra. The night is far spent and the morning is almost here. We are already at the threshold of our independence. We can’t be distracted and we can not lose focus at this moment.”

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