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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has commenced the distribution of flyers and posters across the length and breadth of the South-east to notify residents of the cancellation of sit-at-home exercise in the region.
In a statement, the spokesman for the group, Emma Powerful, declared that the exercise is intended to convey its leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s pronouncement cancelling Monday sit-at-home and to inform the people that the exercise is not only “dead”, but will also never again be invoked or deployed as a tool of civil disobedience in the group’s quest for self-determination.
In the statement which was obtained by The Eastern Updates was titled, ‘Monday weekly sit-at-home: An ugly phase of a bygone history that must never be repeated as echoed by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’, Powerful warned that any person or persons talking about sit-at-home in Igbo land again will be considered an enemy of the people and will be dealt with accordingly.
Part of the statement read: “It is to be stated for the umpteenth time, for those who may feign ignorance of the laws governing the conduct expected of IPOB family worldwide, that Our supreme leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has ordered the permanent end to Monday sit-at-home in Biafraland and anybody seen enforcing this illegal and non-existent Monday sit-at-home will be apprehended and summarily dealt with on the spot,”.
In the statement, Powerful maintained that the criminal elements are not working for Biafra’s restoration nor the release of Kanu, who is “unlawfully detained in the DSS solitary confinement in Abuja,”.
“Those purporting to be running a Biafra Government in Exile, from somewhere in Finland, also known as Autopilot are not IPOB members and their activities do not represent the views of the supreme leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, rank and file IPoB membership nor ESN operatives,” he said.
He noted that the social media Biafra Government in Exile, BGIE, has nothing to do with IPOB and Kanu neither does the IPOB leader have anything to do with them.
“Biafran struggle championed by IPOB does not have any government in exile and will never have any government in exile,” he said. “People that never led a protest anywhere in the world, were never detained or held meetings with any international bodies can never claim to represent our people,”.
The statement encouraged residents of the region to help in the distribution of the flyers, and posters to communities, hinterlands, and cities, signifying the “requiem mass for the senseless Monday sit-at-home.”