Radio Biafra Announces Return On Air and Sack Of Nnamdi Kanu as IPOB Leader
The free fall of self-styled leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu continued Monday with the return of the controversial Radio Biafra to the airwaves.
While this should ordinarily be good news for IPOB and their numerous supporters, it proved to be yet another sucker punch to them as a news reel announced the sack of Kanu as its director and head of IPOB.
There was some suspicion that this move may have been orchestrated by security operatives to further dampen morale of IPOB members, but this was quickly dropped when it became obvious that security operatives were just as perplexed by the announcement, Politicsngr writes.
Military sources say the sudden change is a cause of concern, seeing as IPOB only recently reared its head last Friday with threats to disrupt the coming gubernatorial elections in Anambra State.
Making the announcement on a morning news, a reporter, who gave her name as Ifeoma Okorafor, stated that the radio was back on air and that IPOB was restructuring, before dropping the bombshell on Kanu.
“Mazi Nnamdi Nwanekaenyi Kanu, the former Director of Radio Biafra is hereby dismissed and removed as Director of Radio Biafra following extensive and intensive consultations,” she said, before naming one “Mazi Ezenwachukwu Sampson Okwudili as Kanu’s replacement.”
According to the announcer, Kanu was dropped for “Personalisation of the Biafran struggle and derailing from the core objectives of IPOB as a grassroots movement”
The statement berated Kanu for inciting violence with his rhetoric, before accusing him of fraud.
“Kanu privately collected £14 million and another $22 million to purchase landed properties abroad in his name and that of his father, Igwe Israel Kanu, in a clear case of ‘monkey dey work baboon dey chop’.
“Kanu turned our collective struggle into a money-making enterprise for himself and his father. Thus the monies contributed by enterprising and hard-working Igbo youths across the world are being collected and converted by one man and his father while pretending to be sacrificing for the cause.
They further blamed the deposed leader for abandoning his colleagues that were in detention with him, accusing him of being bent on feathering his cap alone.
“Kanu threw away the original meaning of our collective struggle for personal gain and vain glorification. IPOB believes in democracy as a solid base of any modern state, the rule of law, and will always reject violence in all its ramifications.”
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