Nnamdi Kanu didn’t order sit-at-home in South East – IPOB admits
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has distanced its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, from the ongoing sit-at-home order being observed in the South-Eastern part of the country, saying he never ordered it.
Reports emerged on Thursday that the IPOB leader was behind the latest sit-at-home being observed in the region, but some people have spoken in his defence, one of which is Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe.
Following a meeting he had with Kanu, Abaribe told a gathering which had former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and two bishops at the Department of State Services (DSS) headquarters in Abuja that the IPOB leader said he never had a hand in the current sit-at-home order in the region.
And in a statement on Thursday, IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, backed Abaribe’s statement, saying the senator actually told the truths he got from their leader concerning the order.
Powerful said: “It is true, a statement from Abaribe, because we stated it before that Kanu, through his lawyers, had asked IPOB members and leadership, precisely, the DOS, to stop Monday’s sit-at-home order.
“Those enforcing the non-existent Monday sit-at-home order killing and burning down properties belonging to Biafrans will incur the wrath of IPOB in due course.
“We are watching them because soon, their cups will be full and overflow. If you know you are truly for Biafra freedom don’t fall into the traps of these liars and deceivers because the truth will soon emerge.
“They will soon regret their actions because they are not IPOB members and don’t know or understand what IPOB is capable of doing. They must regret what they are doing in our land. Their actions are detestable both to God and to man. Such people have nothing in common with IPOB.
“This recent statement from Abaribe has vindicated our legal team and DOS that obliged the information from our lawyers who indicated how our leader, Kanu, instructed us to stop Monday sit-at-home.
“Those in America and some parts of Europe, issuing fake orders to blackmail IPOB and its operational leadership that the lawyers lied should be ready to embrace what is to come against them. It is better that everybody hears Abaribe, but those claiming to be Kanu disciples and using it to change IPOB strategy will regret their actions.
“Again, it has come to the knowledge of IPOB that they are now peddling lies against IPOB and our leader that he sidetracked the people of Ebonyi State in the leadership of IPOB. Such tissue of lies do not merit any response as doing so will amount to dignifying it.