Simon Ekpa has been appointed by Nnamdi Kanu as the new interim leader of the Indigenous People OF Biafra, IPOB, and broadcaster at Radio Biafra. This is following the arrest and ongoing trial of the former leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Simon Ekpa, who is a Nigerian and Finnish citizen and based in Finland, made the announcement on his Facebook page, citing it as an honor to serve Biafra and lovers of freedom.
“Our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi on this day, 8th of July 2021 directed that I, Simon Ekpa should start broadcasting from Radio Biafra with immediate effect.
“On this note, it is honour, and at the same time, a call to service, a call to serve Biafra nation, and a call to serve lovers of freedom.
“This task, I will do with everything in me to see that we maintain the momentum and the legacy of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and IPOB.
“I will serve with everything in me and I will double my effort in media, diplomacy, and otherwise to the best interest of Biafra people.
“I am just a servant and I will serve. Our leader will continue to lead this struggle from wherever he is.
“I am Simon Ekpa, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s disciple on Biafra restoration.”