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IPOB may sack Ekpa, for not obeying rules – spokesman

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By Phil Okose, Onitsha

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) may relieve Mazi Simon Ekpa of his appointment with Radio Biafra allegedly for not obeying the rules of engagement like other co-broadcasters in the radio station.

According to the IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, Ekpa “doesn’t want to follow the laid down rules of operation in Radio Biafra and … has refused to sign the rules of engagement and code of conduct guiding those broadcasting on Radio Biafra.”

he said the group did not “understand why Mazi Ekpa would not like to follow the steps of other broadcasters on the platform who have since done the needful,” warning that “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.”

Powerful said that this decision was not intended to ridicule or undermine anyone but to prove to all that due process could not be compromised in IPOB, adding, “IPOB is a well-structured movement where activities of members are regulated with well thought-out rules. No one should act in a way that suggests that the laws are meant for certain group of people.”

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