Kanu ordered suspension of sit-at-home ― IPOB spokesman
The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that the suspension of the already planned sit-at-home order, on Monday, 16th August 2021, announced by the IPOB Head of Directorate, was ordered by the leader of the self-determination group, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
In a statement issued and endorsed by the IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary Emma Powerful, the group acknowledged the feelings expressed by the global community on the suspension of the weekly sit-at-home order earlier announced by the IPOB Head of Directorate of State.
IPOB added that it was aware that people embraced the civil action wholeheartedly without any compulsion.
“The leadership appreciates the innate desire of Biafrans in sacrificing their time, resources and energy in ensuring that their leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is released unconditionally from the illegal custody of the Nigerian State who criminally renditioned him from Kenya to Nigeria.”
“This simply means that all command from the Supreme leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) will be obeyed and implemented to the latter by the Directorate of State of the Indigenous People of Biafra,” the statement added.
According to IPOB, such a principle had enabled the movement to surpass even the expectations of both Biafrans and non Biafrans alike.
The leadership encouraged “Biafrans to focus on the most pressing issue confronting this great family presently which is ensuring the safety of our leader while still in the illegal custody of the DSS and to secure his unconditional release from detention.”
Emma Powerful clarified that the sit-at-home would in the meantime be observed on the date of their leader’s court appearances.
The lPOB leadership urged Biafrans worldwide to take note of the next court appearance of their leader which is the 21st of October 2021.
“If we have any reason or directive from the IPOB highest command that requires us to reactivate the suspended weekly sit-at-home, the leadership will not hesitate to lift the suspension and continue with the civil action,” the IPOB spokesman stressed.
The body appreciated all Biafrans, friends and sympathisers who faithfully observed the Monday, August 9 sit-Aat-home which was a huge success throughout Biafra land, asking God to continue to bless and uphold all those who are committed to the struggle.
The body while considering Biafra restoration as a sacrosanct call to duty added that any other information regarding the sit-at-home in Biafraland not emanating from IPOB through their main channels of information dissemination should be disregarded.
It advised the “Nigeria Government to heed to the voice of reason coming from within Nigeria and from outside the shores of Nigeria to unconditionally free our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu,” while it announced “a date for Biafra referendum or plebiscite where people will choose where they wish to belong before it is too late.”
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