Reportedly, the Director of Strategy and Documentation of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mbakwe Olisa on Monday declared its leader, Nnamdi Kanu sacked from the group for placing more value on his dog than persons murdered in the struggle.
However, Kanu only mourned his dog Jack and a few other people in his compound. Those that lost their lives when military men invaded the place in September 2017. He expressed this during Sunday’s broadcast from his base in Israel.
“The Zoo Army killed my dog Jack and a few other people in my compound. I am deeply sorry for what my sureties are going through. But I want to assure them all that they will have a special place in Biafra. I will not be honouring the court.” Kanu said during the broadcast.
Mbakwe reacted by describing Kanu as an “insensitive and callous leader that has no regard for his own followers but values his dog. He paid tributes to Jack after his long disappearance from the struggle.”
Mbakwe in a statement, personally insisted that Kanu was a “traitor not worthy of a leadership position anywhere in the world”.
He, therefore, announce Nnamdi Kanu sacked for reasons which included, “Derailing from IPOB’s core objectives as a grassroots movement and personalisation of the Biafran struggle.
The press statement below;
“On Sunday, October 21, 2018, Mazi Nwanekaenyi Nnamdi Kanu, who parades himself as the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB made a live broadcast that has left us confused. This is because it is unthinkable that somebody will impersonate IPOB to the extent of plotting to abuse the organization to hurt the interest of Biafra.
The strength of the Biafra Republic that we are struggling to actualize, lies in its human resources as seen in our versatile youths that dominate the fields of play across major sectors of human endeavour. Therefore, we set our vision on creating a country not to made up of tombstones but of people fulfilling their life missions as ordained by God.
Nnamdi Kanu resigned his position as the leader of IPOB struggle the day he abandoned our members to die. When they had assembled to stand for our belief in Biafra at his place in Afaraukwu. Many of our members were injured and some lost their lives in that encounter. After emerging from hiding for more than a year, all Kanu could do was to desecrate their memory with his radio broadcast. Kanu vividly, particularly and specifically recalled his beloved family dog, Jack, by name. He rather dismissed our members that died as mere statistics.
There is no way we would have continued under his leadership as he only values his family dog more than Biafrans. Even if Kanu had not deserted.
We are not conscious of how Nnamdi Kanu struck the deal that granted him bail in the first place. Thereby abandoning our members, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, David Nwawusi, Benjamin Madubugwu and Bright Chimezie Ishinwa to rot in jail. Instead of using his freedom chance to ensure the freedom of these selfless freedom fighters, he rather went on moving around Biafra land receiving obeisance from people like a monarch, when our beloved land is completely Republican. The toil of these our brothers are not yet over and might have been worsened by Kanu’s live broadcast which upsets.
Following the earlier decisions announced on Radio Biafra on November 17, 2017, which declares Mazi Okwudili Ezenwachukwu Sampson as the new Director for the radio. Mazi Nwanekaenyi Nnamdi Kanu sacked as the Director of Radio Biafra and has also been removed as the leader of IPOB. he has proved that he is not a worthy leader and doesn’t respect the sanctity of the lives of our members.
The decision to sack Nnamdi Kanu from playing leading roles in IPOB issues is hereby upheld. We came to the painful conclusion that we can’t make progress with our vision of Biafra when a man has completely commercialized and personalized the struggle. Despite interventions by our leaders, considerations were being made to reverse the earlier announcement, but after going through the Kanu’s live broadcast from Israel we decided. Replacements shall be announced after due consultations with the various stakeholders.”