The Indigenous People of Biafra, or IPOB, has announced that there will be no sit-ins in the Southeast on Wednesday and Thursday next week.
The IPOB sit-in was called off due to the scheduled judgment of the Abia State High Court.
The court will rule on Kanu’s fundamental rights suit on Wednesday.
However, IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, has limited the sit-in order to Tuesday, when Kanu is scheduled to appear before Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Federal High Court.
Emma Powerful explained that the decision was made to allow people in the Southeast to go about their legal business while the court decides on Kanu’s fundamental right suit.
“We are the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB under the command of our indefatigable Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu,” Powerful said in a statement issued on Saturday. Following our Leader’s upcoming court proceedings on the 18th, 19th, and 20th of January 2022, we would like to remind Biafrans that there will only be a sit-in on the 18th of January, and not the 19th and 20th.
To demonstrate our unwavering support for our leader, the entire Biafra land will be placed under lockdown on January 18 for obvious reasons.
“Biafrans should be aware that the 19th of January is the judgment day in our Leader’s suit against the Federal Government, which is currently pending before an Umuahia High Court.” As a result, there will be no sit-at-home day on that day.
“Again, we don’t want to add to our people’s suffering, so we will limit the sit-in to only January 18.” On the 19th and 20th of January, Biafrans and residents of Biafra are free to go about their business without fear of molestation. Anyone caught enforcing a non-existent Monday sit-at-home on the 17th, 19th, or 20th is committing a crime and must be prosecuted; the IPOB leadership has issued an order, and that order is what was signed.
Mazi Akachukwu Udoka, Obinwannem News writer / Jan 05, 2022