Details have emerged that there exists some level of acrimony and displeasure among top officers of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) after their detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu ordered Simon Ekpa, one of the arrowheads of the movement in Finland to take over the business of daily broadcast on Radio Biafra London.
Mr. Ekpa who has shown a justifiable level of commitment in the movement came under serious criticisms after a video of him condemning IPOB members for molesting former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu in Germany, surfaced online.
In the video, Ekpa was seen condemning the attack on Senator Ekweremadu while Nnamdi Kanu on the other hand was on Radio Biafra commending the attackers for a job well done.
Going by his recent appointment, some members of the group sees both their leader and Simon Ekpa as being navigating from varying angles.
“There are more competent hands than Simon Ekpa who would have taken over the business of daily broadcast. Ekpa cannot be trusted in a way but our leader has made his decision. There is no need questioning it,” a top source in the movement told our reporter.
However while responding to criticism against his appointment, Ekpa said whoever that have issues with it should check him or herself.
He reaffirmed that there is no vacuum in the leadership of IPOB and “there is also no vacuum in the position of the Director of Radio Biafra London.”
Ekpa further noted that the IPOB leader will continue to lead the struggle from anywhere he is being detained in Nigeria.
He noted that considering the precarious state of things, the directive of Nnamdi Kanu on the 8th of July 2021 was designed to maintain the legacy and sustain the momentum of the movement.He concluded by saying whoever that have issues with the decision should check him or herself.
“Let me categorically state that there is no vacuum in the leadership of IPOB, there is no vacuum in the position of Director of Radio Biafra.
“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu remain the Director of Radio Biafra and his directive is final as we maintain the command and control.
“Our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will continue to lead the struggle from wherever he is, be it in the prison, DSS custody, police detention or from Aso Rock detention.
“The directive of our leader on the 8th of July 2021 is that I, Simon Ekpa should start broadcasting from Radio Biafra with immediate effect, to maintain the legacy and sustain the momentum of the movement, a task I accepted without hesitation because the situation requires extra ordinary media war to sustain, expose the impunity of the Nigeria State, to expose the genocide and end the enslavement of indigenous people in Nigeria in a different level.
“Whoever have issues with this should check him or herself.
“The directive of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is not just a wish, it is an order.
“I am Simon Ekpa, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s disciple on Biafra restoration. On this day, 10.7.2021.”