he Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has clarified that the leadership of the organization stopped the Monday sit-at-home in South East and not the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma.
The group said Uzodinma does not have the capacity to stop any sit-at-home ordered by IPOB and that his coming out to say that he stopped IPOB’s sit-at-home order in Imo State showed that he is not properly informed.
The Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, in a statement on Thursday, said IPOB started the “infamous” Monday sit-at-home in 2021 but subsequently cancelled it as advised by its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu, due to appeals from the elders and traditional rulers in the South-East.
The statement read in part, “Following the cancellation of the Monday sit-at-home order by IPOB since last year, we the global movement and family of IPOB wish to remind Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma that he did not stop Monday sit-at-home in Imo State but our leader through IPOB leadership did.
“IPOB wishes to remind Hope Uzodinma that he does not have the capacity to stop any Sit-at-Home order initiated by IPOB. Yes, IPOB started the infamous Monday sit at home last year but subsequently cancelled it as advised by our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, due to appeals from the elders and traditional rulers in our territory.
“Uzodimma coming out to say that he stopped IPOB’s sit-at-home order in Imo State shows that he is not properly informed. IPOB cannot give order and Hope Uzodinma will stop it because IPOB is an iroko tree planted by God and nobody can bring it down.”