IPOB disowns Simon Ekpa, declares Kanu's lawyer Ejimakor persona non grata - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, August 1, 2023

IPOB disowns Simon Ekpa, declares Kanu's lawyer Ejimakor persona non grata

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has distanced itself from Simon Ekpa and his supporters, and declared Barrister Aloy Ejimakor persona non grata.

The movement, led by Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, debunked the claims made by Ejimakor on Arise Television on July 29, 2023, stating that Ekpa's supporters were the same as Kanu's followers.

In a statement, IPOB's Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, clarified that while some misguided supporters of Ekpa were indeed followers of Kanu, the majority of Ekpa's supporters were opponents of the IPOB mission.

"Simon Ekpa was never an IPOB member and has no alliance whatsoever with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu or IPOB," he stated.

Ekpa, who heads his own group called Autopilot and has declared himself their Prime Minister, was accused of working against IPOB's efforts. 

"He, Simon Ekpa, has not attributed the infamous sit-at-homes to IPOB even though he is hiding under the pretense of seeking for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's release," added Comrade Emma Powerful.

IPOB's leadership warned against any assumption that Ekpa has any connection with Kanu and the movement. 

The statement also cautioned against Barrister Ejimakor's claims, calling them a product of "crass ignorance" and advising the public to ignore them.

The statement also made it clear that Barrister Ejimakor, who was contracted to handle specific cases for Kanu, was not the legal representative of IPOB as a movement and had no authority to speak for IPOB outside the few legal matters assigned to him. 

"He has no reason to meddle into IPOB operations beyond the special legal matters that he was contracted to handle," the statement read.

In closing, the movement urges individuals and lawyers who engage in negotiations with politicians, businesspeople, and religious leaders on behalf of IPOB to cease such actions. They caution that if these activities persist, they will be publicly exposed.

The public was finally urged to ignore Barrister Ejimakor's claims made during the Arise Television interview. 

"It is completely false that Simon Ekpa and his supporters are the same as followers of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu," concluded Comrade Emma Powerful.

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