In a surprising move, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on today Wednesday, has explained why Simon Ekpa can no longer continue as a broadcaster on Radio Biafra.
IPOB revealed that Ekpa refused to comply with the operating rules set out in Radio Biafra, Therefore, it is necessary to cease its services.
Simon Ekpa was hired as a broadcaster of Radio Biafra, shortly after the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu rearrest by the Nigerian federal government on 29 Jun 2021.
However, According to the group, Ekpa’ s services may not be required anymore because he refused to sign the rules of the undertaking and the code of conduct guiding those broadcasting on Radio Biafra.
An announcement from Emma Powerful reads:
” The global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has observed with regrets, that Mazi Simon Ekpa whom our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu gave an appointment and duty to start broadcasting on Radio Biafra doesn’ t want to follow the laid down rules of operation in Radio Biafra. Our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu gave the directive while in detention but Mazi Simon Ekpa has refused to follow the principles. ”
” Mazi Simon Ekpa has refused to sign the rules of engagement and code of conduct guiding those broadcasting on Radio Biafra. We don’ t understand why Mazi Ekpa would not like to follow the steps of other broadcasters on the platform who have since done the needful. ”
” IPOB is a big movement, and cannot just change the rules because of one individual as this may set a bad precedence. Mazi Simon Ekpa is a hardworking Biafran whose immense contributions towards the restoration of Biafra are highly appreciated, but for not signing the code of conduct as a broadcaster on Radio Biafra, he may not continue to have the opportunity of broadcasting via the platform. ”
” This decision was not intended to ridicule or undermine anyone but to prove to all that due process cannot be compromised in IPOB. IPOB is a well- structured movement where the activities of members are regulated with well- thought- out rules. No one should act in a way that suggests that the laws are meant for a certain group of people. ”
” While Mazi Simon Ekpa has the right to make his broadcasts on Facebook and other platforms of his choice, he may no longer broadcast on Radio Biafra as one of the official broadcasters. ”
Below are some reactions from Nigerians:
” You guys are just cowards daily post ngr. Zooooooooooooo shut up your dirty mouth alika 7 up, uneducated illiterates. . . ”
” 😂😂 when the centre can no longer hold, everything go scatter”
” When did daily post becomes IPOB messenger? ”
” Your caption is hyper deceptive. Anyways, no amount of propaganda can stop our resolve to restore Biafra #FreeMaziNnamdiKanuNow #IstandWithNnamdiKanu #ExtraordinaryRenditionIsACrime”
” No matter what you say, even if it’ s glare to them they won’ t agree to it, they won’ t believe daily post bcoz it says against them. Una never started, one day una doubt Nnamdi Kanu too. ”
” I Luv Simon Ekpa but if he refused to sign the documents that other broadcasters do b4 broadcasting on radio Biafra then I smell a red flag, he should not be allowed to broadcast then. IPOB is bigger than anybody. Discipline is d key to success”
” Fake News until we hear from Ekpe. Simon Ekpa will do anything IPOB asked him to do. This is fake news. ”
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