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Simon Ekpa, a well-known advocate for the Biafra separatist cause, has extended invitations to the governors of the southeastern region and other prominent leaders, urging their attendance at the forthcoming Biafra Convention to be held in Finland.
On Wednesday, Ekpa, the legal practitioner residing in Finland, and self-acclaimed Prime Minister of Biafra Republic, related this information via his verified Twitter profile.
As per his statement, this occasion stands as the first congregation of Biafran constituents in Finland.
He remarked that the convention provides the governors and leaders with the ultimate opportunity to join him in constructive dialogue.
‘We are inviting South East Governors, Senator Abaribe, Iwuanyanwu, Ifeanyi Uba and others to our Biafra Self Referendum Convention 2023 in Finland. Since they are looking for a way to see Simon Ekpa. Here is an opportunity to see him. No representatives will be allowed; you must come in person’, he wrote.
In earlier reports, he revealed that the convention is slated to start in October 2023.
Ekpa, whose actions have stirred debates across different spheres of the southeastern region, has maintained a stance against the Sit-at-home directives abolished by the South Eastern Nigerian governments. This government’s move stems from the observation that the incessant protests have yielded more negative impacts than positive outcomes for the region’s economy.
While in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mmazi Nnamdi Kanu, the supreme leader of the Biafra movement, published a letter through his legal representative. In this missive, he voiced his demand for the termination of all Sit-at-home orders. Furthermore, he stressed that any infractions occurring thereafter should not be attributed to him or the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB).
Kanu went on to encourage residents and notable stakeholders to dedicate Mondays, previously made for Sit-at-home protest, to focus on initiatives aimed at enhancing economic empowerment.
In a staunch rebuttal, Ekpa dismissed Kanu’s letter, labeling it as ‘fake,’ and insisted that Kanu must address the Biafran population from Finland, where he currently resides.