Southeast Leaders Hail IPOB for Cancelling Sit-at-Home, Asks FG to Protect Kanu’s Lawyers

Southeast Leaders Hail IPOB for Cancelling Sit-at-Home, Asks FG to Protect Kanu’s Lawyers

  • The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, recently reiterated its earlier cancellation of the sit-at-home orders in the southeast
  • Traditional and religious leaders from the southeast have commended IPOB over its stance on the situation
  • The leaders also frowned at the way and manner the lawyers of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, are being treated

Enugu - Traditional and religious leaders from the southeast have thanked the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, for reiterating their cancellation of the sit-at-home orders on Mondays in the region.

Spokesmen of the leaders; Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, His Grace, Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, His Grace Chibuzo Okpoko, among others, commended IPOB for listening to their appeal to call off the sit-at-home order.

Nnamdi Kanu
IPOB had earlier used the Mondays sit-at-home to protest against the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu. Photo credit: Marco Longari/AFP
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They, however, warned that the difficulties experienced by lawyers of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in the Federal High Court, Abuja will neutralise all the efforts being made to establish peace in the southeast.

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Part of the statement read:

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“We are highly disturbed by the persistent complaints by the IPOB legal team about the difficulties it encounters in dealing with the Department of State Services (DSS) and, especially, the sad events which occurred during Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s appearance in court last Wednesday, November 10.
“This joint body acknowledges the statement by the Attorney-General & Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami SAN, in which he affirmed that the Federal Government was open to a political solution to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s case. This statement is in line with the proposal earlier made by this.
“This joint body and by other well-meaning persons and groups in Nigeria. This Body therefore eagerly awaits the concrete steps that would be taken in this regard.”

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Meanwhile, the chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia state, Augustine Ehiemere, has declared that with the victory of Professor Chukwuma Soludo at the Anambra governorship election, the party is now set to claim more states in the southeast come 2023.

Professor Soludo, a former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, won the election on the platform of APGA.

Speaking during a press conference in Umuahia, the Abia capital, Ehiemere gave quit notice to all other parties in the southeast.

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In a related development, Promise Emmanuel, the chief press secretary of the Kogi state deputy governor, Chief Edward Onoja, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the smooth conduct of the Anambra governorship election.

Emmanuel, popularly known as 'Kogi Rebel', made the comment in an exclusive interview with on Wednesday, November 10.

He stated that the recently concluded Anambra governorship election is a game-changer and an improvement in previous elections despite the challenges witnessed in the build-up and during the exercise.


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