Wednesday, 17 May 2017

News Release: Response By The Directorate Of State To A Press Statement Purportedly Written By Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Through Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor


The Directorate of State (DOS) of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), headed  by Mazi Uchenna Asiegbu, is in possession of an undated press statement purportedly written by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu through the DOS-hired IPOB Attorney, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor. In the said undated press statement, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is strangely referred to as a “Supreme Leader“ of IPOB, laid claim to Radio Biafra London (RBL) as the officially sanctioned communication channel for IPOB. He also made indirect reference to Radio Biafra International (RBi) as “a new renegade channel floated in America.“

In the same undated press statement, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu stated that the office of the Coordinator of Coordinators (COC) has been abolished and that anyone claiming to be such should be treated as a criminal. He further informed the public that the “RBL Franchise“ has been extended to South Africa, Malaysia, and Germany with another “Franchise station“ coming up in USA very soon. The statement from the new-titled “Supreme Leader“ also included the setting-up of two Administrative Headquarters operating simultaneously in London and Germany as well as his sole appointment of Chika Edoziem and Uche Mefor as yet another spokespersons on top of the already existing Mefor-appointed Dr. Ikenna Chinaka (real name is Barrister Jideofor Johnmary)  and Mrs Iyom Grace Ukpai (real name is Favour Michael Chioma of Family Love 109.3 FM located at 23 Aguiyi-Ironsi Layout, Umuahia). This appointment by the “Supreme Leader“is also on top of the DOS-appointed Dr. Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya and Barrister Emma Nmezu.

Finally, “Supreme Leader“ Nnamdi Kanu warned the public not to deal with any other person except Chika Edoziem and Uche Mefor while at the same time urging Biafrans to observe a sit-at-home protest on May 30th, 2017 in remembrance of ONLY those who died during the 1967-1970 Biafra genocidal war.

The DOS wants to put the records straight by stating that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is very correct in his assertion that RBL is duly registered in the United Kingdom. RBL is a private company, limited by shares under the company name “RBL Management Services Limited“ with company registration number 8244993, having been registered on the 9th of October, 2012. It is also a fact, from the Office of The Registrar of Companies for England and Wales, that RBL Management Services Limited is owned by only two persons and these are (1) Mr. Nwannekaenyi Kenny  Okwu-Kanu a.k.a. Nnamdi Kanu and (2) Mr. Alphonsus Okafor-Mefor a.k.a. Uche Mefor. The records show that the former is the Director of the company while the latter serves as the Company Secretary. We have attached the certificate of incorporation, which is a public document, to this press release but everyone is encouraged to check and verify this information online, using any search engine of their choice.

We wish to note that the DOS disagrees with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in his claim that RBL has been chosen as the official and only communication channel for IPOB. We challenge Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to provide any document that could be used in the court of law where Biafrans collectively chose RBL as the only communication channel for IPOB. Secondly, there is no Memorandum of Understanding signed between the owners of RBL and the DOS or the generality of Biafrans which support the claims of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The DOS, therefore, cautions Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on this bogus claim and urge Biafrans to disregard his bogus claim because it does not have any locus standi before the court of law.

On the issue of RBi, a full house of the DOS which includes Nnamdi Kanu himself, met via Skype platform on January 12, 2017 and approved the setting-up of the radio station to broadcast live and to share broadcasting license with RBL but Uche Mefor refused to share the license. Uche Mefor also refused to release funds from IPOB‘s central purse in Germany for the purchase of broadcasting equipment. Some DOS members volunteered their hard-earned money to purchase the equipment as well as a new broadcasting license because Uche Mefor advised them to do so. There are records of the Skype meeting as well as records of Uche Mefor’s refusal to share license and his advice to purchase a new license. Hence, RBi is not a “new renegade channel floated in America“ because the records of its approval are there.

The DOS wishes to state that the power to dissolve any position or office lies within it and such powers will be exercised through collective decision-making and not by military fiat of a single individual, no matter who or what that person thinks he or she is. In the light of this, the DOS assures the public that the office of the COC is still functioning and the occupant of that position is Dr. Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya and his Deputy is Mazi Ikenna Nwanonenyi. In the same vein, the IPOB Embassy in Vitoria-Spain is still functional and anyone can call the phone number +34 945565994 for all enquires. Furthermore, the DOS restates that the spokespersons of IPOB remain Dr. Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya and Barrister Emma Nmezu who do not go by any pseudo-name nor do they ask for three million naira (N3million) to serve their nation of Biafra unlike the Mefor-appointed spokespersons. The DOS believes that the office of the Head of DOS is too hectic for him to also take up the job of a spokesperson.

While we agree with the sit-at-home protest as stated in Nnamdi Kanu’s press statement, the DOS urges Biafrans to also remember and honour those who died since July of 2015 till date as a result of their show of solidarity with Nnamdi Kanu and the Biafran cause. We should also not forget that May 30th, 1967 was the day the nation of Biafra was formally declared, hence we should see it as a celebration of our independence as well.

Finally, the DOS cautions Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to be more circumspect and apply restraints in his choice of words. We urge Biafrans to continue to support all efforts geared toward the restoration of the nation of Biafra. We must coalesce and synergize to achieve the sovereignty of our nation through the instrumentality of United Nations-mandated and supervised Referendum.

Long live the Indigenous People of Biafra and long live the nation of Biafra!!!

Dr. Clifford Iroanya

IPOB Spokesperson.

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