A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe, has mocked the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB’s) sit-at-home protest, saying it should be extended for at least one more year.
“I think we should extend the sit-at-home protest in the South-East Nigeria at least for one year. It will help Igbo Nation in no uncertain terms,” Igbokwe wrote on his known Facebook page on Wednesday night.
Since August, IPOB locked down the South-East zone every Monday due to the detainment by Nigerian authorities of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The controversial group had stated that the Monday lockdown was to be tagged: “Ghost Monday.”
Although the group has said that it has suspended the sit-at-home, empty streets are still seen in some states in the South-East zone. Now, IPOB is planning to lock down the South East for one month, if Kanu is not brought to court on October 21, 2021
IPOB is known for his prominent advocacy of the contemporary Biafran independence movement. It is considered the largest Biafran independence organization by membership.
Nwachineke Onyeke Chekwube Obinwannem Enugu writer / September 23, 2021.