Simon Ekpa, a Nigerian athlete who competed in the African Junior Athletics Championships in 2003, has promised to return the gold medal he won for his country.
Simon attacked Nigeria in a Facebook post in response to a letter he claimed he received from the Nigerian Institute of Management Consultants nominating him for a fellowship. He emphasized that the country’ s leaders have failed it.
The disciple of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), residing in Finland, explained that his actions are consistent with his commitment to the illegal separatist group.
He also promised to devote all of his resources to the breakup of Nigeria.
” I publicly reject your nomination; this is the second time the IMC- Nigeria has nominated me for whatever reason, ” the statement continues. I’ m not interested in your nomination, award, or anything else that will bring Nigeria forward because Nigeria is not organized or created to progress forward, thus anyone attempting to do so is already a failure.
” Let me give you a quick rundown of these blunders: Every politician in Nigeria from 1960 to 2021, including (Obafemi) Awolowo, Zik (Nnamdi Azikiwe), Ahmadu Bello, Moshood Abiola, Olusegun Obasanjo, and Goodluck Jonathan, has failed because they didn’ t realize that Nigeria was never meant to progress.
” I am now devoting everything I have to the dissolution of Nigeria and the restoration of Biafra because that is the only way forward; anything else will not bring my reputation up.
” Finally, I shall return every award awarded to me in Nigeria by a Nigerian state or organization operating in the position of representing Nigeria, including any medals presented to me by Nigeria, to the Ministry of Sports, Abuja, as soon as possible.
The statement stated, ” I am Simon Ekpa, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’ s Disciple on Biafra Restoration. “