A leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Simon Ekpa has called out the Labour Party presidential flagbearer, Peter Obi for lying he is not a member of the group in an attempt to dump the group after having successfully used it.
Ekpa, a self-acclaimed disciple of Nnamdi Kanu, said Obi is ‘physically, spiritually and otherwise’ connected to IPOB as against his recent claims of not being part of the group infamous for calls for secession in South-East Nigeria.
Recall Obi recently claimed he is a ‘Nigerian’ and not a ‘Biafran’, stressing that his administration will not push for Biafran Republic if elected into office.
The claims have since drawn more questions in light of Obi having claimed in the past his association with the secessionist group, defending them as not being terrorists and that he lives with them.
In a tweet, Ekpa revealed Obi’s status with the group while accusing the former Anambra state governor of wanting to use and dump IPOB.
He, however, stated that the group will ‘drag him to Freedom next month.’
He wrote, ”Peter Obi is part of IPOB, both physically, spiritually and otherwise, he lied. I am only responding to his lies. He thinks he can use IPOB dump IPOB? We will drag him to Freedom next month.
Peter Obi is part of IPOB, both physically, spiritually & otherwise, he lied.
— Simon Ekpa (@simon_ekpa) January 10, 2023