- The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has dissociated himself from a Radio Biafra in United States
- Kanu also announced re-organisation in IPOB leadership
- The IPOB leader has also abolished the title of Coordinator of all Coordinators (COC)
The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has dissociated himself and members of his association from a certain Radio Biafra based in the United States.
The Nation reports that Kanu also said a re-organisation has been effected in the leadership of the group, resulting in, among others, the abolition of the title of Coordinator of all Coordinators (COC).
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Kanu urged IPOB members to observe the sit-at-home planned for May 30 this year peacefully.
He said the exercise was to remember Biafra heroes, who died during the Civil War and at other times
In a statement issued on Monday 15 by his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Kanu said the official voice of IPOB remains the Radio Biafra based in London, registered under the relevant laws in the United Kingdom (UK).
He said a supposed Radio Biafra, said to have been recently launched in the US is not known to him and his members, and did not represent their interests.
The letter read in part: “Nnamdi Kanu remains the founder, and director of Radio Biafra London and accordingly Deputized by Mazi Uche Mefor. Radio Biafra London is the officially sanctioned channel of communication of IPOB, through which information concerning the affairs of IPOB is disseminated.
“At the same time, all members of IPOB and the general public are hereby duly informed that the position of C.O.C (Coordinator of all Coordinators) overall, has been abolished following the recent re-organisation carried out by the leadership of IPOB worldwide.
“Henceforth any person parading himself with the title C.O.C should be regarded and treated as a criminal.
“Following this radical change in the structural setup of IPOB, the world Administrative Headquarters of IPOB is now situated in London and Germany respectively.
“The officers with the mandate of the leadership of IPOB and through whom the supreme leader Nnamdi Kanu speaks, remains Radio Biafra London with satellite stations in South Africa, Malaysia, Germany and soon to be opened United State of America.
“The two persons appointed by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as being responsible for communicating his thoughts and views to IPOB membership and the rest of the world remains Uche Mefor (the Deputy Leader of IPOB) and Mazi Chika Edoziem (the Head of the Directorate of State of the IPOB).
“All authority to issue directives rests with the Deputy Leader, Uche Mefor and Mazi Chika Edoziem. Any press release, announcement or communication purportedly issued by any other person other than the above named principal officers or officers acting on their instruction are to be discountenanced and ignored by the general public.
Meanwhile the Grand Patron of the Biafra War veterans, Ramas Asuzu, has claimed that Kanu is using the renewed agitation for self-determination for personal interest and self-egoism.
Asuzu, who made the remark, while addressing journalists in Aba, Abia state, noted that Kanu should have consulted Igbo elders before commencing the renewed agitation.
He said the activities of the IPOB leader smacks of self-adulation.
According to Asuzu, “This was the way Chief Ralph Uwazuruike of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB started and ended up enriching himself and abandoning the struggle.
“Late Odumegwu Ojukwu fought for the course with his whole might, yet, the world powers deprived us that freedom.
“Though, Nnamdi Kanu started with a negative approach by abusing everybody through Biafra radio. Before such liberation journey, I think he should have consulted the elders. I don’t know if he actually did so, but as the grand patron of War veterans, I’m supposed to be on the roll.”
Lamenting that the Igbos are losing out in the country’s power play, Asuzu noted that the actualization of Biafra is not the panacea to Igbo’s problem.
According to him, “I think the right of Ndigbo should have been the top priority of Kanu before the agitation for the Republic of Biafra.
Watch this NAIJ.com video of Nnamdi Kanu's release from Kuje Prison below: