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Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says Nnamdi Kanu remains the leader of the separatist movement and will remain so until the secessionist agenda is achieved. This was the statement issued by Mazi Chika Edoziem, Head of the Directorate of State (DOS) of the Indigenous People of Biafra on Wednesday, said the directorate headquartered in Germany is the highest decision-making body of IPOB.
Edoziem affirmed: “Whether alive, dead or missing, the title of Supreme Leader of IPOB will forever reside with him. No other person will ever inherit that title. In the unlikely event that he is no longer with us, the position of the Supreme Leader of IPOB will be retired and no other individual within or outside the great family of IPOB will ever be addressed as such.”
He described as “faceless and unscrupulous,” individuals and groups that are behind the story of the sacking of Kanu, stating that they are fabricating and concocting lies against IPOB.
“No one has ever thought of removing or replacing him and nobody in their right mind will dare contemplate such. A man that rejected unimaginable riches from the Nigerian government, refused to be compromised by the Igbo political class, lives a humble life in his father’s house, with no regard for material wealth, is worthy of praise not replacement, especially at this critical time the Nigerian military is holding him incommunicado.
“It smacks of insensitivity of the highest order bothering on madness for any faceless entity to have the audacity to impugn the integrity of the only upright, honest leader in the whole of Biafraland and Nigeria as a whole.
“We must remain mentally strong to prove to the world how formidable and resilient we are at this moment in our history. This is the time for IPOB members worldwide, including all the lovers of freedom, to show the enemies of Biafra how serious we are towards the cause for Biafra independence.”
IPOB also vowed that the boycott of the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State must be accomplished.
It also accused the Federal Government of using what it called “the unfounded and fabricated story of the sacking of our leader to deflect our attention away from organising resistance” to the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari.
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