Ifeoma Okarafor the radio announcer stated that Mazi Nnamdi Nwanekaenyi Kanu, the leader of IPOB has been dismissed and removed as the Director of Radio Biafra.
Okorafor said one Mazi Ezenwachukwu Sampson Okwudili is Kanu’s replacement and explained why Kanu was removed and replaced. Okorafor said that Kanu personalised the Biafran struggle and derailed from the core objectives of IPOB as a grassroots movement.
She spoke about Kanu’s decisions to incite members of IPOB towards violence leading to the death of many innocent young people in Onitsha, Aba and Umuahia, ” this is totally unacceptable and grossly irresponsible”.
Another reason Okorafor gave is that Kanu privately collected £14 million and another $22 million to purchase landed properties abroad in his name and that of his father and said that this is a clear case of ‘monkey dey work baboon dey chop.
Okarafor also said that upon his release from detention in April 2017, one expected Kanu to drum up support for the release of his colleagues and co-detainees such as Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi. Kanu, since his release, has never spoken about them or appealed for the release of these our freedom fighters. Instead, he has been going about collecting chieftaincy titles and having a messianic swagger that even allowed full-blooded Igbo men to kneel down and kiss his feet.
“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.”