The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has debunked the news making the rounds that its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, issued a counter statement on the sack of its Radio Biafra broadcaster, Simon Ekpa.
The group in a statement on Sunday, July 25, 2021, by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said that Kanu never issued any counter statement to the earlier position that Ekpa should not continue as a broadcaster on the platform following his unwillingness to do the needful.
The statement partly reads: “We are warning those behind this fabricated statement to desist before they get wrath of IPOB generally. Those behind this statement were doing to implicate our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu because his is not with his phone and anybody using this medium to implicate our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will fail. We are advising IPOB members worldwide, friends of Biafra, and lovers freedom to disregard that fake statement.
“We are equally aware that since 19th of June 2021 the Nigeria Government and her counterparts Kenyan government and her compromised security agencies committed unlawful rendition against the globe and our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu he has not touched any phone or had access to the social media.
“Anytime you see such statements disregard it and know that enemies of Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB are on the play, our leader doesn’t talk anyhow and he knows the rules and regulations of detention and must follow through his legal counsels to talk to IPOB worldwide and friends across the globe.”
While appreciating the huge contributions of Ekpa and other Biafrans towards the struggle for Biafra liberation, IPOB said it cannot change the rules of operation laid down by its hierarchy under the leadership of Kanu.
It maintained that Ekpa can still take up his assigned role once he does the needful like every other broadcaster on the platform.
“The purported statement is fake and never emanated from our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as he would have done so through his lawyers or the appropriate channels of information dissemination in IPOB. IPOB is firmly united under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu. Our enemies cannot succeed at this time to create confusion in our midst. There is no crack whatsoever in the ranks and file of IPOB.
“Our people should disregard this fake news and propaganda because it is not from our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. IPOB was built on a strong foundation by Nnamdi Kanu and nothing will shake the foundation. What we are facing now is nothing compared to what we have faced before. This Family is unbreakable and our members are intact and nothing will break them,” the statement added.