Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has placed $50, 000 bounty on Simon Ekpa’s head, for inciting panic attacks, disrupting electoral processes which the group said has undermined the voting strength of the southeast zone.
Ekpa has been a Biafra agitator and has been issuing sit at home orders in the zone and failure to adhere to his orders have resulted to lost of lives and properties worth millions of Naira.
Ohanaeze, in a statement yesterday issued in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital, by the Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, has promised anyone who gives useful information on how to apprehend Ekpa for his extradition and persecution in Nigeria, $50,000 reward.
The Igbo group maintained that Ekpa must answer the law of the land over his criminalities, incitement of violent killings, and burning of public properties in the name of Self-determination. Stating, “the tasks to preserve and rescue the southeast should begin with the help of all Igbos in the diaspora and at home, in assisting in the arrest of worsening security challenges, dwindling economic and social activities caused by Ekpa’s rantings and illegal Sit-At-Home “.
On the sit at home order, Ohanaeze noted, “ndigbo has canceled the Sit At Home order instituted by Simon Ekpa on the 23rd and 24th of January 2023 and urged the Southeast Governors to emulate the wisdom of the Abia State Government to declare Public Holidays on the same days for the people to go out and get their PVCs before the deadline of 29th of January 2023.
“Ndigbo should know that Simon Ekpa will never return to Southeast again in the future and Igbo residents in Finland who had earlier disowned his actions and activities should aid the Nigerian Government and INTERPOL to arrest Simon Ekpa in other to stabilize the southeast and rescue the zone from the nefarious activities of his gang members masquerading as the Biafra agitators, who are interested in killing people and burning the public buildings “.
Ohanaeze claimed that Ekpa was working with one of the presidential candidates in the 2023 general elections. “Plans of the enemies of Ndigbo to hire a self-acclaimed Biafran agitator, one Simon Ifeanyi Njoku Ekpa, who had capitalized on the windows and lapses created by the ongoing trial of IPOB Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to incite panic attacks, disrupt the electoral processes, lessened the voting strength of the South East, which is part of the winning strategies of his paymaster who is one of the frontline Presidential Candidate and who is disfavored and unpopular to win the 2023 elections.
“Ndigbo might be compelled to disclose to the world who Simon Ekpa is working for in the 2023 elections, as it is conspicuous that he is a paid agent hiding under the Finnish citizenship to evade arrest but wreak havoc in the Southeast. He should be arrested by the INTERPOL for the burning of Public Properties, killings and attempting to disrupt 2023 elections in southeastern Nigeria.
“If Ndigbo fails to uproot this decayed tooth (Simon Ekpa), it has been discovered that he is using his declared Sit-At-Home of the 23rd and 24th of January 2023, to taste the waters for his biggest heist of 25th of February 2023.
” He is one of the smartest con men alive, who is playing the scripts of a disfavored and unpopular Presidential Candidate who is inquisitive to use Ekpa’s nuisance to scare away potential Igbo voters in the 2023 Presidential elections as part of his winning strategy. Ndigbo has declared Simon Ifeanyi Njoku Ekpa on this day 23rd of January 2023 as the number one adversary and enemy of Ndigbo, who Ndigbo had caught sight of in the last 200 years”, the group stated.