The family of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Saturday, opened up on the leadership of the group. Kingsley Kanunta Kanu, Kanu’s brother, said his sibling is “the only leader” of IPOB.
Reports had it that Kanu was removed as the Director of IPOB and 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.
In contrary to this claim, IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, had described claims of Kanu’s removal as a gossip.
Reacting, Kanunta urged those aggrieved to learn how to address issues and not create them. In a tweet, he wrote:
“#MaziNnamdiKanu is the ONLY leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB).
“We should learn to address issues and not to create one because we’ve lost men in this struggle, and we are still losing men.
“A butterfly can never call itself a bird. Biafra is a spirit.”