By Paul Ihechi Alagba,
For Family Writers.
March 19, 2017.
Seven senior principle officers of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, have been suspended indefinitely pending investigations into their involvement in the launch of a new Radio Biafra media outlet in the United States of America without approval from neither IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, nor his Deputy, Uche Mefor. The suspended individuals include: Dr Chukwuemeka Iroanya; Mazi Uchenna Asiegbu; Emeka Onyebuchi; Festus Anweke; Ogbonnaya Akpa; Leonard Animene; and Nmaram Ugochukwu.
“IPOB Directorate of State is hereby dissolved,” stated IPOB Deputy leader, Uche Mefor during a live Radio Biafra broadcast this evening in London.
The suspension of these individuals has generated a wide range of reactions and outrage from Biafrans across various social media outlets over this perceived insubordination from notable members of IPOB leadership, even as they voiced their support towards the decision of the apex leadership structure of IPOB spearheaded by Nnamdi Kanu.
Meanwhile, the incarcerated IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu had earlier today distanced himself from the launching of the new Radio Biafra in the US, noting that although IPOB had considered opening a subsidiary Radio Biafra in the US, there is no approval from him or his deputy for the launch to take place today.
“Radio Biafra has approval and authorization to set up in America according to the U.S laws, but neither me or my deputy, Uche Mefor gave approval for it to go air today in America,” Nnamdi Kanu told Premium Times through his Lawyer, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor.