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IPOB in disarray as Kanu, deputy engages in supremacy battle



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The proscribed Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) is currently boiling following the suspension of Nnamdi Kanu’s deputy director, Mr. Uche Okafor Mefor.

Leader of the secessionist group, Nnamdi Kanu had last week ordered the suspension of Uche Mefor through one of the top official who has Nnamdi Kanu”s ears, Mr.

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Chike Edoziem.

Mr. Mefor who deputises Kanu directly gave a counter instruction by suspending Chike Edoziem, saying that those who pronounced his suspension were junior to him in the struggle, adding that he recruited them.

In a statement he issued, Mefor explained that he is a co-founder of IPOB with the leader, Nnamdi Kanu, hence, Kanu and any other person lack powers to suspend him.

He recalled how he and Kanu jointly registered the body and were signatories to the registration of the organization adding that he became the deputy leader while Kanu became the leader.

Mefor lamented the high handedness in running the affairs of IPOB, saying he had at various times disagreed with the style Kanu adopted in the struggle for Biafran independent noting that due to kanu’s style a lot of young men and women have lost their lives without any plans to compensate the relatives of the dead members.

According to him, Deputy leader’s office is intact and the display of desperation and malice would not be condoned.

The statement further stated: “It is sad to note that subscribers of IPOB worldwide announced the resolution where the office of Deputy leader of IPOB has been purportedly abolished.

“Let it be on record that I was not appointed as a Deputy Leader and it is worthy of note that the office of the Deputy Director/Deputy Leader was a natural or default position to me as one of the directors of IPOB as in respect of the UK company’s House records when it was registered.

“At present myself and Nnamdi Kanu are jointly and severally responsible for the activities of the office be it known that my patience and humble nature must not be taken for granted.

Mefor revealed that the creation of directorate of State was his unanimous decision with Kanu, thus, Mr Edoziem and others are appointees.

“Consequently, I have come to the inescapable conclusion to suspend Mr Chike Edoziem and all others at the Directorate of states of IPOB until further notice.

I have also communicated the notice of emergency meeting of Board of Directors of IPOB worldwide where the actions and inactions of those at the directorate and other matters relating to our movement will be discussed extensively .

As Mr Edoziem rightly admitted in his memo, I disagree with certain broadcast of Nnamdi Kanu on radio and I also disagree with certain assertions on radio that is either irrelevant or not in line with our aims and objectives and or otherwise inaccurate.

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