We Are Not Against Political Rallies In South-East – IPOB

by Oluwamuyiwa Oyedele

The Indigenous People of Biafra have emphasized that it is not against political rallies in the South-East, because IPOB is not interested in Nigerian elections.

The pro-Biafran group insisted that it is no threat to any political party holding its campaign rally across the South-East on a Monday because it has long cancelled the Monday sit-at-home.

Although, the group had said on several occasions that it has cancelled the Monday sit-at-home it introduced across the region in 2021 to protest the unlawful detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, but the people still observe it.

Monday in the region, in most places is a day when offices, banks, market places, motor parks, schools, petrol stations and every other public outlet remain shut.


The campaign council of the All Progressives Congress had earlier scheduled its campaign activities for its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to be held on Monday in some parts of the South-East.

It was reliably gathered that the APC did not earlier consider that Monday is observed as a sit-at-home in some areas of the South-East, a situation that has made it to now reschedule its campaign in the zone.

However, reacting in a statement, IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, assured that there is no threat against any political rally in the South-East on Monday, because IPOB had cancelled the “non-existent” sit-at-home in the region.

He said, “No threat whatsoever because we have cancelled the non-existent Monday sit-at-home order since, but what the political parties should know is that there is insecurity in the South-East and nobody should blame IPOB for any eventuality.

“IPOB is not interested on their jamboree selection process called Nigeria election.

“They are free to do their campaign but what we will not accept is a situation where they will clash with their political opponents and they will now blame it on IPOB.”

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