No Sit-At-Home For February Poll, IPOB Declares
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) announced Thursday that there would be no sit-at-home orders during the election in February.
It forbade a group called the Pan Nigeria President of Igbo Extraction Coalition (PANPIEC) from using IPOB and ESN as bargaining chips by associating IPOB with the execution of sit-at-home orders.
The group claimed it has no plans or intentions to impose sit-at-home orders during the election season in a statement released by its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful.
The statement reads: “IPOB led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has never forcefully obstructed the election process in Nigeria. Instead, we once called Biafrans to boycott elections, which was later called off.
“We have maintained that we aren’t interested in the Nigeria shambolic political selection process called Nigeria elections scheduled for February 2023. Instead, our interest and focus is the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the date for the Biafra referendum for Biafrans to determine their political future in or outside Nigeria. “We knew that this mushroom group called PANPIEC is among those sponsoring this fake group claiming that they are IPOB issuing and enforcing reckless sit at homes in the East.
“If they are not their sponsors, why do they keep linking the paid Agents of confusion with us even as IPOB has publicly denounced any link with Simon Ekpa and his collaborators.
“It’s on record and in the public domain that IPOB has not called for any sit-at-home during the February elections. It’s also obvious that IPOB and ESN do not have any faction or splinter groups. IPOB remains peaceful and indivisible under one command for the liberation of the Biafra Nation from the Republic called Nigeria.
“We reiterate for the records that IPOB has not, did not, and will not issue any sit-at-.home order in February during the elections period. We also did not call for any boycott of the upcoming elections yet. “The focus of IPOB is the release from illegal detention of our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, whom the Appeal Court and other courts have discharged and acquitted since the 13th of October 2022, and the Biafra referendum date.”