”We’re Not In The Business Of Issuing Threats” – World Igbo Congress Replies Ekpa - Mc Ebisco

”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.