Ohanaeze blames Simon Ekpa for sit-at-home crises in Southeastern Nigeria
Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has accused self-styled separatist, Simon Ekpa, of playing the script of enemies of Igboland, having allegedly collected huge sums of money to destabilise the region and undermine its progress.
In a statement obtained by Nigerian Sketch on Sunday, signed by the national president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, Ohanaeze accused Finland-based Ekpa of using the pro-Biafra struggle and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s name to enrich himself at the expense of the lives, property, and wellbeing of Ndigbo.
It wondered why Finland has continued to harbour and allow Ekpa to use the European nation as a launch-pad for what it described as deadly sit-at-home campaigns and destructive incitements.
The group described Ekpa’s sit-at-home orders as part of a deal to destroy the economy and social life of the Southeast.
The statement reads: “We want to make it abundantly clear to Ndigbo, Nigerians, and the international community that Simon Ekpa is not fighting the cause of Biafra or the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“On the contrary, he has since sold all of us to our enemies, who are bent on destroying us economically, politically, and socially. He is also actively working against Kanu’s release in order to continue making money. He knows that the Federal Government will likely continue to detain Kanu so long as Igboland is restive.”
Who’s Simon Ekpa?
Simon Ekpa is a Nigerian activist and a former broadcaster for Radio Biafra. He gained prominence for his involvement in the Biafra secessionist movement, advocating for the independence of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from Nigeria.
Simon Ekpa was born in 1986 in Nigeria’s Benue State and is of Igbo descent. He became a member of IPOB and rose to prominence through his broadcasts on Radio Biafra, where he voiced his support for Biafran independence and criticized the Nigerian government.
Radio Biafra is a London-based station that promotes the secessionist agenda and advocates for the rights of the Igbo people.
However, in early 2021, there was a leadership dispute within IPOB, which led to a split within the organization. As a result, Simon Ekpa was relieved of his broadcasting duties by IPOB’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
After his removal, Ekpa continued to express his views and opinions through various social media platforms.
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