Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Confusion hits IPOB over Biafra activist 'Nnmadi Kalu' true Status

Nnmadi Kalu
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been thrown into disarray over who the real founder and leader of the group is, The Sun reports.
 

This comes on the heels of allegations by the former president-general of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Dr. Dozie Ikedife that Nnamdi Kanu is neither the founder nor leader of IPOB as he claimed. 

Ikedife, in an interview stated that Kanu is only the director of Radio Biafra and adopted the acronym IPOB to operate.

He added that they were the people that founded IPOB as the Supreme Council of the Indigenous People of Biafra and has been used as the Bilie Human Rights Initiative. 

But in a swift reaction to Ikedife claims, Emma Powerful, the media and publicity secretary of IPOB said the group under Kanu condemned Bilie Human Rights Initiative.

Powerful said: “The statement on the pages of newspapers that Kanu is not the leader of IPOB is not true. 

“Bilie, meaning Biafra Liberation in Exile, now claiming to be a human rights organisation was formed abroad as freedom fighters in exile until IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu appointed Dr. Dozie Ikedife and other members of the elders forum of IPOB on advisory ground. 

“When the elder’s forum and Ikedife started campaigning for APC in 2014, Kanu dissolved the forum and told them to stop using Biafra’s name to campaign for any political party. Ikedife is talking from both sides of his mouth.” 

Kanu, director of Radio Biafra and the leader of the IPOB was arrested in Lagos in October 2015 on conspiracy and terrorism charges, which were later dropped. He is now standing trial on six counts of treasonable felony charges. 

According to IPOB, prison authorities have joined the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) to manhandle Nnamdi Kanu in the Kuje jail.



Source- The Sun Newspaper

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