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Desist From Calling 'Impostor', Simon Ekpa Our Leader –IPOB Warns Ohanaeze Spokesman, Anambra Ex-Gov, Ezeife

Desist From Calling 'Impostor', Simon Ekpa Our Leader –IPOB Warns Ohanaeze Spokesman, Anambra Ex-Gov, Ezeife
December 9, 2022


The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned the Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Alex Ogbonna and the first civilian governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife to desist from calling Nnamdi Kanu’s self-proclaimed disciple, Simon Ekpa, its leader.


IPOB in a statement issued by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, described Ekpa as a criminal.


He reiterated that Kanu is the leader of the proscribed separatist group, IPOB.


IPOB said, “We, the global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by the great and indefatigable liberator Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kanu, wish to caution the Publicity Secretary of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Dr. Alex Ogbonna and Chief Chukwuemeka Ezike (Ezeife) to stop claiming ignorance of who the leader of IPOB is.


“If indeed he is the real Publicity Secretary of Ohaneze Ndigbo and Ezeide (Ezeife) being who he is and unaware of who IPOB leader is, they deserve not to occupy that position in Igboland. We warn Dr. Alex Ogbonna and Ezife (Ezeife) never to address the criminal residing in Finland as former IPOB leader or we will open a book of remembrance just for them.


“For proper information, IPOB has had no other leader since its formation and will not have any other leader except Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kanu who is currently in DSS (Department of State Services) solitary confinement because of his conviction about the liberation of Biafra Nation.


“It's hypocritical that a man who claims to be Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze and elder can also claim that they are not aware who has been the IPOB leader all this while. Every living Igbo person, non-Igbos, and the whole world knows who the leader of IPOB is and that IPOB had never had any other leader.


“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu remains IPOB leader worldwide and will remain so till Biafra is restored. The criminal in Finland you are referring to has never been an IPOB member he was contracted to come and destroy IPOB and Ndigbo and will never be an IPOB member till Biafra comes. If you can't boast of IPOB membership, how can you be a leader in IPOB?”


IPOB also condemned the 5-day sit-at-home order given by Ekpa, which should start on Friday (today) in South-East states – Enugu, Anambra, Abia, Imo and Ebonyi.


SaharaReporters earlier reported that residents of Enugu and Anambra defied the directive as our correspondents observed that they went about their normal business.


According to the IPOB spokesman, the sit-at-home will not stand.


“If anybody or group dares to enforce this evil agenda to suffocate our people, they should prepare for IPOB volunteers and ESN Operatives on those days,” he said.