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Simon Ekpa, who declares himself as the Prime Minister of Biafra, has openly disavowed the letter addressed to him from Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Ekpa, the one responsible for the directive to observe a weekly sit-at-home in South East, discredited the letter publicly read by Kanu’s lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, labeling it as fake, and insisted on the strict adherence to the two-week sit-at-home order.
It is worth recalling that Kanu penned a letter to Ekpa, directing him to cease his actions against South-East Governors, and further commanded him to halt the Monday sit-at-home order, citing his unauthorisation to issue such instructions.
On his Twitter (now X corp) handle, Ekpa, based in Finland, expressed that the letter was nothing but a joke and an ‘insult taken too far’.
He laid out conditions for believing the letter came from Kanu, stating that Kanu must be released by the Department of State Service (DSS) and should address Biafrans from Finland.
He held the belief that the IPOB leader is unlikely to lower himself to the extent of crafting a letter resembling the one read by Ejimakor.
Ekpa highlighted that there was a misrepresentation of Kanu’s position in the letter.
Ekpa said: ‘Our attention has been drawn to the fake letter from the pit of hell being paraded by the Nigerian media claiming that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wrote a letter.’
‘It is not only a joke but an insult taking too far that the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra is being misrepresented in this way.’
‘As the Prime Minister of Biafra under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, i call on all Biafrans to disregard the fake letter coming from DSS. We can’t take any order from the Islamic DSS and that is final.’
‘Mazi Nnamdi Kanu must be released and he must address Biafrans from Finland. That is the condition of the Prime Minister of Biafra and the Biafra Republic Government In Exile.’