From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has refuted media reports that it has replaced Nnamdi Kanu as their leader, insisting that he remains their head.
IPOB, in a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, noted that those spreading the lies are only interested in confusing the minds of people.
While describing it as cheap propaganda, he clarified that Chika Edoziem is only the Directorate of State(DOS) and not IPOB’s acting leader.
“There was never a time that Emma Powerful the Publicity Secretary of IPOB issued any statement purporting that our Leader had been replaced by Mazi Chika Edoziem as IPOB Acting Leader. The said statement was the handiwork of mischievous elements bent on causing confusion in IPOB,” he stated.
“It is unfortunate that some mischievous elements twisted an unambiguous statement by IPOB where we clarified that in the meantime that our Leader is in detention, the Head of DOS, Mazi Edoziem will be providing direction on the day-to-day activities of IPOB. We never said that Edoziem has become the Acting Leader of IPOB.
“For the avoidance of doubts, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu remains the Leader of IPOB. The entire IPOB family all over the world is loyal to him. IPOB has no Acting Leader. Chika Edoziem is only the Head of DOS of IPOB not the Leader”. Powerful stated.
He urged IPOB family members, supporters, friends and members of the public to ignore the misleading and mischievous media report.