By Ofonime Iboro
The controversial Radio Biafra, the official Radio of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), announced a resumption in operations at about 6am-7am on Sunday Morning.
According to reports, the radio immediately announced the immediate sack of Nnamdi Kanu as the Director and leader of IPOB.
The lady announcer who identified herself as Ifeoma Okorafor, said the radio was restructuring.
She then made a shocking announcement and said: “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 also said: “Mazi Ezenwachukwu Sampson Okwudil is Kanu’s replacement.”
She said the reason for Kanu’s removal includes: “Personalization of the Biafran struggle and derailing from the core objectives of IPOB as a grassroots movement.
“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.
“Kanu privately collected £14 million and another $22 million to purchase landed properties abroad in his name and that of his father, igwe Isreal 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.
“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. These are our brothers who ere arrested at the same time with him and they should not be forgotten. 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 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.”