The Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) says Nnamdi Kanu remains the leader of the secessionist group demanding the actualization of the defunct Biafra Republic.

Emma Powerful, spokesman of the group stated this in a statement while reacting to social media reports that the detained secessionist was ousted from his position.

The media reports claim that Mr Kanu has been replaced with Sofia Chinyere Kalu, the IPOB United Kingdom (UK) National Financial Secretary.

“They replaced him with who?” Mr Powerful queried. “Don’t mind these gossips who don’t know what is happening in IPOB hierarchy.

“IPOB is a decent and disciplined movement, and they will never in their life know how operational strategy works.

“There is no other leader we have except Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and no other person fits that position.

“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu remains our leader in IPOB no matter any condition.

“Anybody who claims to be the new leader of IPOB should come out openly and do the work of a leader in IPOB.

“We are waiting for them,” he added.