By; KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has told Simon Ekpa to return the money he collected from his paymasters to destroy Peter Obi’s chances in the 2023 general elections and rescind his planned sit-at-home order during the February 25 presidential election.
The pan Igbo organisation had placed a $50,000 bounty on Ekpa to stop him from carrying out his dastard plans against Peter Obi and the Ndigbo.
Then he started commissioning people to intervene and plead on his behalf, but Ohanaeze has said to withdraw the bounty and leave him be, Simon Ekpa must pay back all the money he has collected from his paymasters to carry out his nefarious activities, stop his killer squad in Southeastern Nigeria, repent and apologize for the agonies and inconveniences caused by his activities and crooked falsehoods.
A statement signed by the Secretary-General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro on Tuesday, said, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has cautioned one Simon Ifeanyi Njoku Ekpa to return the funds he collected with the evil intent to destroy the prospects of the Labour Party to win the 2023 presidential elections on 25th February 2023. Intelligence reports have it that Simon Ekpa became frightened that his secrets have been uncovered and he quickly retreated and withdrew his response to the $50,000 bounty place on him.
“He has been begging Ohanaeze Ndigbo in the last 24 hours through third parties to reconsider and review the sanctions as well drop the bounty placed on him. Ndigbo’s response to Simon Ekpa’s plea is that he should return the $1 million to the unfavoured and unpopular presidential candidate in order to destroy the support base of Peter Obi through his old-fashioned mantra of NO ELECTION IN BIAFRA LAND and rescind his intentions to declare a four days sit-at-home from 22nd to 26th of February 2023 in the view to disrupt the 2023 presidential elections in the Southeast.
“Ndigbo will resist attempts by Simon Ekpa to scare away voters in the Southeast and South-South through his planned four days sit-at-home, our suspicion was reinforced after Ekpa was asking for forgiveness and we knew that his plans to stop the elections in Southeastern Nigeria were to stop Obedient devotees from voting for Peter Obi and lessen the strength of the presidential candidate in the Southeast.
“The 2023 presidential elections must hold in the Southeast, and Ndigbo must vote for whoever is their choice at the polls. Simon Ekpa must pay back all that he has amassed from the enemies of Ndigbo, stop his killer squad in Southeastern Nigeria, show remorseful repentance and apologize for the inconveniences caused by his rantings and crooked falsehoods to Ndigbo.
“Except he abides by this conditions, Ndigbo will smoke him out of his hideouts in Finland and Europe, as Ndigbo and Nigerians in Finland and Europe have responded positively to the $50,000 bounty placed on him. It’s a matter of time, Simon Ifeanyi Njoku Ekpa will be apprehended, and his extradition to Nigeria will happen shortly so that he can answer to all the crimes and killings he instigated in the Southeast,” Isiguzoro said.