By Yekeen Nurudeen
The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has dissociated himself and his group from a new renegade radio channel floated in America.
Kanu said Radio Biafra broadcasting from London is the officially sanctioned channel of communication of the IPOB, through which every information concerning the affairs of the group are disseminated.
Reacting to the activities of the purported America based Radio Biafra, the IPOB leader in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by his lead Counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor disclosed that Radio Biafra, London is duly registered under the United Kingdom Regulatory Laws, fully licensed, and accordingly censored under the relevant regulatory frame work.
The statement added that Nnamdi Kanu remains the founder, and Director of Radio Biafra London and accordingly Deputized by Mazi Uche Mefor.
This was as he urged all IPOB members to, irrespective of their areas of residence, observe the peaceful sitting at home order scheduled to be held on May 30, 2017.
The day, he explained is set aside to honour Biafra fallen heroes massacred during 1967 to 1970 Biafra genocidal war.
“Rights of Indigenous People of Biafra to self determination is not only inalienable but unquestionable. Sit at home order must be peaceful as it is sacrosanct. People are directed to remain law abiding and use the opportunity to pray for the repose of the soul of the Biafra fallen heroes,” he said.
The statement reads in part: “It is on the face of the ongoing misconception and rumors making the rounds regarding the status of a new renegade channel floated in America that it has become necessary to issue this official clarification with the blessing of the Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra.
“Radio Biafra London is the officially sanctioned channel of communication of the Indigenous People of Biafra, through which every information concerning the affairs of Indigenous People of Biafra are disseminated.
At the same time, all members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and the general public are hereby duly informed that the position of C.O.C (Coordinator of all Coordinators) overall, has been abolished following the recent reorganisation carried out by the Leadership of IPOB worldwide.
Henceforth any person parading himself with the title C.O.C should be regarded and treated as a criminal.
“Following this radical change in the structural setup of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the world Administrative Headquarters of IPOB is now situated in London United Kingdom and Germany respectively.
“The offices with the mandate of the leadership of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and through whom the supreme leader Nnamdi Kanu speaks remains Radio Biafra London with satellite stations in South Africa, Malaysia, Germany and soon to be opened United State of America.
“The two persons appointed by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as being responsible for communicating his thoughts and views to IPOB membership and the rest of the world remains Uche Mefor (the Deputy Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra) and Mazi Chika Edoziem, the Head of the Directorate of State of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
“All authority to issue directives rests with the Deputy Leader Uche Mefor and Mazi Chika Edoziem.
“Any press release, announcement or communication purportedly issued by any other person other than the above named principal officers or officers acting on their instruction are to be discountenanced and ignored by the general public.
“Above named officers of (IPOB) are the authorized representatives, appointed by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, at the helm of affairs of IPOB.
“Anybody transacting or relating with any other person, other than Uche Mefor and Chika Edoziem or those appointed by them are doing so at their own risk”.