IPOB Rescinds Sit-At-Home Order

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Richard Ginika Izuora

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has rescinded its one-week sit-at-home across the Southeast, thus paving way for participatory elections in Anambra State.

Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman said the group decided to cancel the order ahead of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra to allow the citizens to come out and exercise their franchise.

Powerful said the group was persuaded by pleas from Igbo elders to call off the Sit-at-home.

The group had planned to declared one week sit-st-home beginning from November 5, a day before the Anambra governorship election, if it’s leader was not released from detention which had led to concern about safety of Voters on election day.

Powerful in the statement said, “Following the genuine intervention of our elders, esteemed traditional institutions /rulers and religious leaders, and after due consideration of the positive impacts of their engagement, and sequel to the fact that Our elders have spoken in our terms, the leadership of IPOB ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu hereby and immediately calls off the one week sit-at-home earlier declared to commence tomorrow, November 5, to November 10, 2021,”
According to him, the group, considered several appeals by mothers who earn their living based on their daily economic activities which will obviously be affected if Biafra land is locked down for one whole week, adding that It is not the intention of IPOB to add to the pains of the people, hence the decision to suspend the sit-at-home.

“IPOB leadership is only interested in our referendum and peaceful agitation for self-determination, and cannot be under any guise be seen to be interfering with any electoral process.

“The people of Anambra State should go out en masse and peacefully exercise their franchise come November 6, 2021, and accordingly choose a leader of their choice and should not be intimidated by anybody, group of persons or security agents.”

The group urged Anambra people to
“vote and stand by to protect their votes. No rigging of any kind will be tolerated in the Anambra State governorship election. It must be transparent, free and fair to all.

“We wish to thank Biafrans, IPOB members worldwide, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom for their continued support for our dogged struggle for independence.” he said.

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