The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has stated its resolution that Radio Biafra broadcaster Simon Ekpa wouldn’t proceed as a broadcaster on station besides he follows the foundations and rules guiding the operation, remains to be legitimate.
The group additionally said that its detained chief, Nnamdi Kanu has not issued any counter-statement as regards the matter as being circulated in some quarters.
IPOB, by means of its spokesman, Emma Powerful, disclosed this in an announcement made accessible to SaharaReporters on Sunday.
According to Powerful, Kanu has not had entry to a cell phone or disseminated any data on social media since his extradition from Kenya to Nigeria.
He additionally stated the IPOB chief has been speaking by means of his legal professionals since he has been in custody.
While Powerful berated these saying Kanu has issued an announcement from the custody of Nigeria’s secret police to reinstate Ekpa, for attempting to implicate him, he additionally affirmed that IPOB won’t bend the foundations for anyone, together with the Finland-based member.
“We the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, wish to debunk the fake news purportedly issued by our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from Department of State Services’ (DSS) detention in Abuja concerning Mazi Simon Ekpa who refused to follow the rules of engagement over his appointment as a broadcaster on Radio Biafra.
“Our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu never issued any counter-statement to our earlier position that Ekpa might not continue as a broadcaster on the platform following his unwillingness to do the needful, which is the rule for every broadcaster on the platform.
“We are warning those behind this fabricated statement to desist before they get the wrath of IPOB generally. Those behind this statement were doing to implicate our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu because he is 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 the 19th of June 2021 when the Nigerian Government and her counterpart, Kenyan government and her compromised security agencies committed unlawful rendition against the globe and our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has not touched any phone or had access to the social media,” the assertion stated.
While Powerful urged its members to disregard such an announcement, he additionally recommended Ekpa and the complete IPOB members for his or her immense contributions in direction of the motion.
In the assertion titled, ‘Disclaimer: Our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Never Issued Any Counter-Statement On Simon Ekpa – IPOB’, Powerful maintained that the separatist group has a agency basis and no adversity can break it.
“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 we continue to appreciate the huge contributions of Ekpa and other Biafrans towards the struggle for our liberation, we cannot change the rules of operation laid down by the IPOB hierarchy under the leadership of our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Mazi 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 assertion added.