The Indigenous People of Biafra, weekend, confirmed that the hand-written letter from its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to Simon Ekpa is authentic.
Ekpa had claimed the hand-written letter of Kanu was fake. It was against this backdrop that IPOB, through its head of media, Mr Emma Powerful, authenticated the letter.
Kanu’s special counsel, Barr Aloy, had Friday in Enugu tendered Kanu’s handwritten letter to the media during a world press conference which he addressed.
Kanu’s letter to Ekpa, as tendered by Ejimakor, read, “He wrote, “Simon (Ekpa), this is a direct order from me. I hereby instruct you to desist from calling for any Sit-at-Home henceforth. Equally refrain from antagonizing Governors or persons in political positions because you are not in a position to know what they are doing on my behalf. I am ordering you to make a public announcement to the effect that you are in receipt of a direct order from me to cancel any pending Sit-at-Home in place at the moment.
“I embarked on this movement to liberate our people not to enslave them. I despise and will despise any person or entity that wishes to inflict unnecessary hardship on our people. I have authorized Aloy to issue a press statement if you fail to make this announcement on your platform.
“Anybody still engaging in Sit-at-Home is not my disciple. Haters of Biafra and mindless murderers in uniform are hiding under the cover of combating enforcers of Sit-at-Home to unleash mayhem against the same people we swore to defend.
“I have sent countless messages to those purportedly enforcing Sit-at-Home that they are not doing so in my name. I am not begging anybody to release me just that Nigeria should have the decency to obey their own laws.
“The main issue which our people should address their minds is the unconscionable delays in hearing he government appeal at the Supreme Court, which is a situation not amenable to any Sit-at-Home. Therefore Sit-at-Home is a waste of time, resources and energy.
“Those who may not understand the genesis of the Sit-at-Home should refer to my younger brother’s press statement on the eve of the commencement of the original order issued by the IPOB family. My brother made it clear to the DOS that I was against the order for people to stay at home under whatever guise. This caused a rift between my siblings and DOS till date.
“I want our people to know how this whole sit-at-home brouhaha started. Had DOS obeyed my direct instructions to cancel the first Monday sit-at-home, opportunistic scavengers would not have jumped on the bandwagon to wreak havoc on our people.
“You (Aloy) must release the press statement tomorrow with the screenshot of the handwritten note I gave to you unfailingly.”
Reacting, IPOB in a release by its head of media, Emma Powerful, authenticated Kanu’s two-paged letter.
Powerful stated that, “Kanu, in his wisdom, communicated the message to the infiltrators through the right channel and a source they should trust. The claims that Kanu’s handwritten note is fake is part of their mischief to continue in their contract to blackmail IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu with the violent enforcement of the infamous sit-at-home used to terrorise our people.
“We understand that a power drunk crime minister with his inconsequential kangaroo defacto government in exile will ignore the order for the fear of deflating his over bloated ego.
“IPOB leadership initiated the Monday sit-at-home in protest of the abduction and rendition of our leader and to make sure that the Nigerian government arraigned Kanu openly, in a public court where we could see him. But our leader instructed that it be suspended so that we don’t torture our people.
“In line with the principle of command and control, we obeyed, and the sit-at-home order was suspended. However, infiltrators who don’t believe in the principle of command and control, which is a core value of IPOB, ignored the order from our leader. These infiltrators working alongside the Nigerian government contracted agent provocateurs’ violent enforcement of reckless sit-at-homes has escalated insecurity in Biafra Land.
“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has sent messages through his visitors at DSS dungeon to the infiltrators to stop the reckless sit-at-home several times, all to no avail. Senator Enyinnaya Abaraibe tabled this message in the red chamber of the Senate what Kanu told them when they visited him in the DSS custody with Ohaneze Ndigbo delegates in the DSS headquarters, Abuja, where he was illegally and unconstitutionally detained in DSS solitary confinement since June 2021.
“When our leader called for complete peace in Biafra Land and to protect our people instead of killing them in one of his court appearances, he was referring to the infiltrators to stop their infamous enforcement of sit-at-home orders and enforcement. That call went on deaf ears. This last message in his handwriting is the last straw.
“Every Biafran must understand the importance of this letter. If you are a lover of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, you must listen to him. Moreso, we must stop giving credence to the enemy of Ndigbo and Biafrans claiming to be Mazi Nnamdi KANU’s disciple but has gone ahead to make himself a Prime Minister while his supposed leader is in solitary detention. Perhaps when Mazi comes out, he will become the fake disciple’s deputy or personal assistant.
“Every Biafran must stop observing any sit-at-home order from the infiltrators. The reckless enforcement and abuse of sit-at-homes is an opportunity for criminals to kidnap, murder, maim, and snatch cars from innocent citizens. This government sponsored criminality and violent enforcement of sit-at-home have endangered the lives of our people through invasion of murderous and over-zealous Nigeria Security Agents.
“The note from our leader disassociating himself and IPOB from the infamous sit-at-homes are being distributed to all Nigeria security agencies, all foreign embassies in Abuja, and to the contractors of the infiltrators for their notice. We are IPOB, and we are wiser than the serpent.”