IPOB: Why Nnamdi Kanu, Uche Mefor are at war

At war: Mefor and Kanu

By Nehru Odeh 

There seems to be a crack within the Indigenous People of Biafra, as the deputy leader, Uche Mefor has fallen out  with his boss, Nnamdi Kanu and floated a new radio station called Biafra Human Rights and Freedom Radio (BHRFR}.

Aside from the name of the radio station, which hints at a divergence of paths within the group, Mefor had earlier showed signs of a crack when he deleted his Facebook page in August.

According to reports by Naija News, Mefor fell out with Kanu because he wasn’t comfortable with the idea of his former leader consistently claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari is dead and has since been replaced with one Jubril Al Sudanni from Sudan.

That rumour has not only been in the public domain for a long time but has also fuelled wild speculations about the identity of the president and has been a fodder for gossip.

Kanu, on his part, had said in the past that Mefor had cautioned him against peddling such rumour and flying a kite.

“I keep saying this every time, my Deputy, Uche Mefor will say don’t say it, don’t say that Buhari is dead“, Kanu once  said  in a broadcast on Radio Biafra in February.

Mefor had also clamoured for a change of approach and attitude among IPOB members but his appeals fell on deaf ears and resulted in verbal assaults from members of the group.  The estranged IPOB deputy also said to have engaged his leader in a war of words over some disagreements.

This is not surprising as the IPOB leader has been accused of being dictatorial, arrogant, and fraudulent by some of his former allies. It is believed that that the IPOB leader is running the organization for pecuniary gains and not in the interest of the people.

Mefor has also said in a video that is currently circulating that he had been excluded from making broadcasts on Radio Biafra and that Kanu and those working with had effectively sidelined him from doing things that he had been doing before. Mefor also hinted at the floating of another radio station, aside from Radio Biafra without his knowledge. He was also asked to hand over the logging details of Radia Biafa to one Ofomma. He questioned why the IPOB leader should float another radio station and prevented him from making broadcasts on Radio Biafra.

“A number of our people know that there have been one or two issues from time to time. But now it has come to the zenith of it all,” Mefor said.

“And I came to a conclusion. And I said, when all these back and forth were going on, that for the sake of those who died in this struggle, that I would hands off office. And then I gave him the details of Radio Biafra.

“If I am a deputy to Nnamdi Kanu why shouldn’t I know that another radio station is being opened? … For me this is a humiliation of the highest order. This is an insult because when you talk about the internet/online aspect of Radio Biafra, You cannot write that story, you cannot finish it without talking about me. I worked for this thing for almost one year.

“I have been blackmailed. I have been humiliated in so many ways,” Mefor said, adding that he had been portrayed as evil

However, though it is believed that Mefor resigned as IPOB leader, sources very close to Kanu said the IPOB leader secretly dismissed him because he could not condone his overbearing nature.

This, according to Naija News, was done secretly to avoid raising unnecessary eyebrows.

Still another source said Mefor took the decision to pull down his Facebook page and remain incommunicado because of security reasons.

Still Mefor was quoted to have said in a report that Nnamdi Kanu crossed the red line after he disgraced their former African representative, George Onyibe.

“What will befall Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB in no distant time will be shocking. Any ear that hears it will tingle,” the ally said.



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  • Has Mazi Nnamd Kanu said a word? Did he join the struggle and hold office of a Deputy just to operate on a radio while people are dying daily? There are more to this. The good thing is he said that he will never allow the heart of this struggle to suffer corruption. Now we will see if he respected his office that says Whatever you are told to do, do it. We are fighting for freedom and not for Biafra Radio, we are bigger than a Radio Station as an Indegenous PEOPLE.

    Very good that IPOB is going through this before the storm, because WE as a People have lost lots of blood, and still loosing, to be free. Until Mazi Nnamdi Kanu openly address this issue as a leader, you can write whatever you believe to be truth, but the truth is NO Man can tell BIAFRANS what to believe.

    The future will tell. I swore to protect Mazi Nnamdi Kanu because, he cares for the lost souls and even his own family and people he doesn't even know. Calling him a liar to me is big. But future will tell.

  • These are weighty allegations against Nnmadi Kanu that gives powerful insight how the organisation that promised to liberate its people is operating. Hear him describing Kanu as arrogant, dictatorial and fraudlent. Any keen observer will not be surprised with this description because Kanu is selling internationally unrecongnised Biafra international passport while Kanu and his family are holding and using British passport, Kanu is spending pound sterling but producing worthless Biafra currency for gullible followers and encouraging brainless supporters to confront and fight armed security agents while he is living in the comfort of UK home.
    It was money that created the split between him and MASSOB leadership. A leader without integrity and commander of troops from overseas.

    • You brainless fool ! You are talking a lot of rubbish, where did you get all this nonsense you are vomiting from your rotten mouth. Please I would like to get the Biafran Passport and the Biafran Currency at any cost. Go and get me ONE. MORON!!!

    • Where is your evidence he is selling fake passports? You just jump into case that doesn't concern you because of hate, I hope out of the struggle his father and mother are still alive? Ideh!