The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has cancelled its order for a one-week sit-at-home across the southeast.
Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesperson, said on Thursday evening that the group decided to cancel the order ahead of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra to allow the citizens vote.
“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,” Powerful said.
“We have equally considered several appeals by our 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. It’s never our intention to add to the pains of our people, hence our 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.
“Credible intelligence available to us confirmed that the Nigeria DSS has concluded arrangement to deploy a branch of their trained terrorist group to Anambra State come 6th day (of November) 2021 to unleash mayhem on our people and attribute the killing to peaceful IPOB members.
“Anambrarians [sic] should 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.”
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