Obi bows to IPOB pressure, avoids campaigning in southeast on Mondays


By Aminu Kutama

The sit-at-home order initiated by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), across the Southeast seems to be taking a toll on the presidential campaign schedules of the Labour Party ( LP) candidate, Peter Obi in the region.

IPOB had initiated the sit-at-home as civil disobedience against the Nigerian Government over the continuous incarceration of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The group subscribed to the order in a bid to push the Nigerian Government to release Kanu.

However, the Labour Party has avoided scheduling its 2023 presidential campaign rallies in the Southeast on Mondays.

The campaign schedule obtained by Sahelian Times showed that Obi’s campaign rallies in the Southeast were scheduled for Tuesdays to Saturdays.

Kanu has been behind bars due to his agitation for the actualization of Biafra and by extension the break up of the Nigerian state.

But, the order was hijacked by alleged miscreants, a decision that made the group limit the sit-at-home to whenever Kanu would appear in court.

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