The Radio Biafra has allegedly ‘sacked’ its Director and leader of the Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
This came to the fore on Monday when the radio programme started with a lady announcer who gave her name as Ifeoma Okorafor, stating that the radio was back on air and IPOB was restructuring.
She then announced that “Mazi Nnamdi Nwanekaenyi Kanu, the former Director of Radio Biafra is hereby dismissed and removed as Director of Radio Biafra following extensive and intensive consultations”. She named “Mazi Ezenwachukwu Sampson Okwudili as Kanu’s replacement.”
Kanu has not been seen publicly since he fled Abia State after the military raided his family compound some months back.
Kanu’s removal was blamed on his alleged personalization of the Biafran struggle and derailing from the core objectives of IPOB as a grassroots movement.
Also Kanu’s actions and his decisions to incite members of IPOB towards violence leading to the death of many innocent young people in Onitsha, Aba and Umuahia is totally unacceptable and grossly irresponsible.
He was alleged to have privately collected £14m and another $22m to purchase landed properties abroad in his name and that of his father Igwe Israel Kanu in a clear case of monkey dey work baboon dey chop.
“Kanu turned our collective struggle into a money-making enterprise for himself and his father. Thus the monies contributed by enterprising and hard-working Igbo youths across the world are being collected and converted by one man and his father while pretending to be sacrificing for the cause”, the allegation read in part..