Even in Kuje prison, people address the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, as ‘His Excellency, President of Biafra,’ Charles Okah, an inmate in the same prison, who was nominated recently by two Biafra splinter groups as their new leader revealed yesterday.
Okah, in a statement, accepting his nomination by The Rebranded Indigenous People of Biafra (TRIPOB) and the Renegade Indigenous People of Biafra (RENIPOB), said “Humility comes before honour. Even in prison, not a few concerned persons, particularly Biafrans have argued that Nnamdi Kanu believes he is already the “President of Biafra” and goes about with an ‘entourage’ and is addressed as “His Excellency”.”
As the new chief executive of TRIPOB, he declared: “I hereby issue executive order number one, which is that the planned ’surrender’ of the Biafran flag scheduled for January 15, 2017 is hereby cancelled.
“All preparations towards the ceremony must be put on hold with immediate effect.”
“The surrender of a people can only come from the inside. A man may surrender outwardly, but remain defiant inside. The spirit to be ‘free’ cannot be suppressed. We, as a people can only be bound by our mind and our fears,” he said.