IPOB reacts to alleged removal of Nnamdi Kanu as leader of Biafra

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On Thursday the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, rubbished claims that its leader Nnamdi Kanu has been removed as the Director of the group in the United Kingdom.

Emma Powerful, IPOB’s spokesman, maintained that Kanu is still the group’s leader.

In a chat with newsmen, Powerful described those behind the claim as gossip mongers with no knowledge of IPOB’s hierarchy.

A report had claimed that Kanu was removed as the Director of IPOB and replaced with Sofia Chinyere Kalu.

Mrs Kalu is said to be the group’s Financial Secretary in the UK.

According to Ezeji Chukwuma, a separatist who manages IPOB and Radio Biafra Community Interest Companies (CIC) Registry in London, UK, Kalu is the new Director of IPOB worldwide.

This claim was re-echoed by Simon Ekpa, a self-styled disciple of Nnamdi Kanu.

However, Powerful stressed that those behind the gossip would never know how IPOB’s operational strategy works.

Powerful said: “They replaced him with who, don’t mind these gossipers who don’t know what is happening in IPOB hierarchy. IPOB is a decent and disciplined movement, and they will never in their life know how operational strategy works.

“There is no other leader we have except Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and no other person fits that position. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu remains our leader in IPOB no matter any condition, anybody who claimed to be the new leader of IPOB should come out openly and do the work of a leader in IPOB; we are waiting for them.”

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