The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has terminated the appointment of Simon Ekpa as a broadcaster on Radio Biafra radio over alleged failure to follow rules of operation.
IPOB spokesperson Emma Powerful in a release said Mr Ekpa refused to sign the broadcast station’s rules of engagement and code of conduct.
Also known as Voice of Biafra, the radio station is believed to have its first transmission before the Nigeria-Biafra war.
“Our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu gave the directive while in detention but Mazi Simon Ekpa has refused to follow the principles,” a statement by the group said.
“Mazi Simon Ekpa has refused to sign the rules of engagement and code of conduct guiding those broadcasting on Radio Biafra. We don’t understand why Mazi Ekpa would not like to follow the steps of other broadcasters on the platform who have since done the needful.
“IPOB is a big movement, and cannot just change the rules because of one individual as this may set a bad precedence.
“Mazi Simon Ekpa is hardworking Biafran whose immense contributions towards the restoration of Biafra are highly appreciated, but for not signing the code of conduct as a broadcaster on Radio Biafra, he may not continue to have the opportunity of broadcasting via the platform.”
The group, however, noted the decision to disengage Ekpa was not to ridicule him but to prove to all that due process could not be compromised in IPOB as a well-structured movement.