IPOB Cancels Sit at home, Urges Anambra Residents To Vote On Saturday

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The Indigenous People of Biafra’s scheduled one-week sit-at-home order in the South-East region has been cancelled.
The directive was cancelled, according to the group, after consultations with Southeast elders, traditional, and religious leaders.

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This was made known in a statement issued on Thursday by the IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful.

The group earlier said the sit-at-home exercise across the southeastern part of Nigeria commencing from the eve of Anambra election will hold.

IPOB stated that the only option to avert the sit-at-home is if President Muhammadu Buhari’s releases Kanu on or before November 4.

 

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According to Powerful: “Following the genuine intervention of our elders, esteemed traditional Institutions /Rulers and Religious Leaders, and after a 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 hereby and immediately calls off the one week sit-at-home earlier declared to commence tomorrow, November 5 to November 10, 2021.

 

“We’ve also taken into account several appeals from our mothers who rely on their daily economic activities for a living, which will undoubtedly be harmed if Biafra land is shut down for a week.” We never want to add to our people’s suffering, which is why we’ve decided to call a halt to the sit-ins.

 

“The leadership of the IPOB is only concerned with our referendum and peaceful agitation for self-determination, and cannot be seen to be interfering with any electoral process under any guise.”

The separatist group asked Anambra State residents to turn out in large numbers on Saturday to vote for candidates of their choice.

“On November 6, 20121, the people of Anambra State should go out en masse and peacefully exercise their franchise to elect a leader of their choice, without being intimidated by anyone, group of people, or security agents.

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“We have credible intelligence that the Nigerian DSS has finalised plans to deploy a branch of their trained terrorist group to Anambra State on Saturday to unleash mayhem on our people and blame the deaths on peaceful IPOB members,” the statement said.

 

“Anambrarians should vote and be prepared to defend their votes. The governorship election in Anambra State will not be rigged in any way. It must be open, free, and equitable to everybody.

 

“We would like to express our gratitude to Biafrans, IPOB members around the world, friends of Biafra, and lovers of freedom for their unwavering support for our tenacious struggle for independence,” IPOB said.

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