Anambra Election: Our Sit-at-Home Order Is Not Compulsory – IPOB
POLITICS DIGEST- Pro-Biafra secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reiterated that no person or group should compel Southeasterners to comply with the sit-at-home order that commences tomorrow (Friday), November 5.
The group speaking through its spokesman, Emma Powerful, on Thursday said “We wish to correct some misconceptions, unfounded speculations and outright falsehood concerning our position on the forthcoming November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.”
“First of all, we wish to reiterate that IPOB did not at any time issue any order or call for the boycott of the said election contrary to misconceptions in certain quarters. In fact, IPOB has nothing to do with Anambra election. Nobody should therefore link us with the election. The freedom of our Leader is what matters to us and we don’t need distractions.” He said.
The group said that their priority is to secure the release of their Leader, Nnamdi Kanu who according to them said he was illegally detained, hence the one week sit-at-home order to protest his detention.
The group also also said it has no interest in Anambra governorship election scheduled to hold on Saturday, adding that it is the choice of the people to vote or not to vote.
Meanwhile, the spokesman of the group, Emma powerful also debunked the rumored voice note circulating the social media that hotels should not operate.
The statement reads in part “We also wish to totally dissociate IPOB from a viral voice note warning hotel owners in Anambra to shut down from November 4.
The said voice note never emanated from IPOB. It’s another handiwork of our oppressors in their desperation to implicate IPOB.”
“We, therefore, urge members of the public to discountenance such rubbish. IPOB under Nnamdi Kanu is not the author.”
“That voice note ordering all hotels in Anambra State to shut down must stop. We now order all our volunteers to unravel the monster behind this wicked voice note. It’s now very obvious that some traitors are out to demonise IPOB”, he said.