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IPOB thrown into confusion over Kanu's status

20 April 2016, 08:29

Abuja - The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been thrown into a state of confusion over who the real founder and leader of the group is.

According to a Naij report, the former president-general of Ohanize Ndigbo, Dr. Dozie Ikedife, has alleged that Nnamdi Kanu is neither the founder or leader of the group, but instead used IPOB's name to establish Radio Biafra.

Ikedife has claimed that Ohanize Ndigbo founded the group as the Supreme Council of the Indigenous People of Biafra, which had previously operated under the name Bilie Human Rights Initiative.

Also read: IPOB warns of threat to "Islamise" South

Emma Powerful, IPOB's media secretary, however, has vehemently opposed Ikedife's claims, saying that IPOB has condemned the Bilie Human Rights Initiative in the past.

 “Bilie, meaning Biafra Liberation in Exile, now claiming to be a human rights organisation was formed abroad as freedom fighters in exile until IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu appointed Dr. Dozie Ikedife and other members of the elders forum of IPOB on advisory ground.

“When the elders forum and Ikedife started campaigning for APC in 2014, Kanu dissolved the forum and told them to stop using Biafra’s name to campaign for any political party. Ikedife is talking from both sides of his mouth.”

Read more at Naij

- News24


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