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Aloy Ejimakor who is a Special Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has reacted to reports that the detained agitator has been removed from his position.
In a statement on Thursday, Ejimakor insisted that Kanu is still the Director of IPOB in the United Kingdom, UK and that has not changed.
The Eastern Updates gathered that a report which had gone viral on social media on Wednesday had it that Kanu was removed as the Director of IPOB and was replaced with Sofia Chinyere Kalu.
Mrs Kalu is said to be the group’s Financial Secretary in the UK.
According to Ezeji Chukwuma, a separatist who manages IPOB and Radio Biafra Community Interest Companies (CIC) Registry in London, UK, Kalu is the new Director of IPOB worldwide and no longer Nnamdi Kanu who is still in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Many eyebrows were raised when the viral claim was re-echoed by Simon Ekpa, a self-styled disciple of Nnamdi Kanu who had been having a running battle with the IPOB leadership under the group’s Directorate of State.
However, Ejimakor described such reports as false.
In a chat with DAILY POST, the Special Counsel said IPOB’s structure has not changed.
According to Ejimakor, the entire structure of IPOB was behind Kanu.
He said: ‘The report is untrue in its entirety. The organizational structure of IPOB as a legal entity in the UK remains as it was, with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as the Director’.
Kanu is locked up by the Department of State Services, DSS, on the order of an Abuja Federal High Court.
The IPOB leader is facing charges bordering on terrorism, leveled against him by the Nigerian Government.
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