”We’re not in the business of issuing threats” – World Igbo Congress replies Ekpa


A Houston-based sociopolitical organization, World Igbo Congress (WIC), on Monday, dismissed reports that its Chairman, Prof. Anthony Ejiofor, issued a threat to Simon Ekpa, a factional leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Ekpa had claimed on Sunday that Prof. Ejiofor threatened him that the WIC is taking measures against him over his opposition to the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.

He also claimed that the WIC “begged” him to drop the Biafra agitation for the presidential candidacy of Peter Obi (Labour Party), “and I refused”.

But reacting in a statement, the WIC said the allegation is mere blackmail.

“Our attention has been drawn to the news making rounds that WIC has issued threats to the agitation for the interest of Igbo Freedom from oppression and injustice in Nigeria is false. This act is misleading and it plans to aggregate Igbo freedom into SELF-interest.

“WIC is the apex Igbo body in the diaspora, no blackmails will be tolerated. We are not in the business of issuing threats, even to our own.

“We will continue to consult and confront contrary behaviours as needed. Any cheap attack against the Igbo freedom is unacceptable,” WIC said.


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  1. All the old men in Nigeria start from 60 years above should stay clear from the presidency seat for the young once to move Nigeria forward, we have had enough . Nigeria is still at the age of 64years and no improvement, come to talk of the fuel we produce here in Nigeria we are buying at the rate of three hundred naira per liter. What the food aspect oneself salary can’t buy a bag of rice at to the 40k.. what a mess this present government has brought,pls and pls let come and redeem us from this predicament,

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