Internal coup looms in IPOB as dismissed radio Biafra anchorman, Simon Ekpa moves against DOS
By Kalu Nwokoro Idika
A very serious coup is looming within the rank and file of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) as the recent internal wrangling tearing the separatist movement apart since the sudden arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, has taken another dangerous dimension.
Multiple sources close to the movement told NewsBand that some elements in IPOB USA chapter have ganged up with the dismissed radio Radio Biafra anchorman, Simon Ekpa to usurp and dissolve the Directorate Of State (DOS), which is the highest decision making body of the movement.
Recall that Dr Nelly Ofoegbu, the Asset Recovery Officer of the group had issued a statement last week, announcing that its U.S branch will not longer take instructions from the DOS again. A move which infuriated Chika Edoziem, the head of the DOS
Edoziem however in a counter statement accused her of insubordination and afterwards announced her immediate expulsion from the group.
Dr Nelly Ofoegbu before her disgraceful dismissal from the group was in charge of fundraising for Eastern Security Network (ESN) in the United States. A militia group accused of killing dozens of security operatives in the Southeast region
Meanwhile, since the leadership of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) suspended the counter-productive sit home exercise which was initiated by the group to protest against the arrest and detention of Nnamdi Kanu, the dismissed radio Biafra anchorman, Simon Ekpa has defiantly disregarded the suspension.
Ekpa instead, has continued to use his social media platforms to incite IPOB members to go against the directive of the DOS.
Ekpa’s action has stupendously culminated to the point where some members of the movement now take instructions from him, therefore boxing the DOS to a very helpless corner.
A top source from the movement told NewsBand that Simon Ekpa and other members of the movement in the United States have concluded plans to usurp the DOS.
The source said the decision was made after series of secret meetings Ekpa had with them.
The source said, “Don’t be surprised with Simon Ekpa’s actions. What he is doing today was planned a month ago with other bad eggs of the movement in the United States after series of secret meetings. I can assure you that he will be disgraced very soon. Their plan is to usurp the DOS and take over operations of the movement at the expense of our leader’s safety.
“Ekpa is nothing but an illegitimate claimant to power. And he will be treated as a traitor he is. We will never allow him to destroy what we took years to build. His plans with other bad eggs at the U.S branch of IPOB must surely hit a brick wall.
“We have seen and dealt with traitors like him on several occasions, the source added.