Kanu orders Ekpa to end sit-at-home in South East

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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has issued a directive to his Finland-based self-acclaimed disciple, Simon Ekpa to end all sit-at-home in the South East.

Kanu also asked Ekpa to stop antagonising governors of the South East or politicians from the region, warning that anyone enforcing sit-at-home in the South East was not his disciple and should be made to face the full wrath of the law.

The IPOB leader gave the directive in a letter he personally wrote to Ekpa and which was made public on Friday by his Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor.

Addressing journalists in Enugu, Ejimakor said that the public announcement bears the “unedited, verbatim instructions containing a direct order personally issued by MAZI NNAMDI KANU in his own handwriting on 24th July 2023 through me to MAZI SIMON EKPA, instructing him to ‘desist from calling for any Sit-at-Home henceforth’ and ‘to make a public announcement to the effect that he (Mazi Simon Ekpa) is in receipt of a direct order from him (Mazi Nnamdi Kanu) to cancel any pending Sit-at-Home in place at the moment.

“Simon, this is a direct order from me. I hereby instruct you to desist from calling for any sit-at-home henceforth. Equally, refrain from antagonising governors or persons in political positions because you are not in a position to know what they are doing on my behalf,” the letter read.

In the letter, Kanu ordered Ekpa to also make a public announcement to the effect that he was in receipt of a direct order from him (Kanu) to cancel any pending sit-at-home in place at the moment.

“I embarked on this movement to liberate our people, not to enslave them,” Kanu said in the letter.

“I despise and will despise any person or entity that wishes to inflict unnecessary hardship on our people. I have authorised Aloy to issue a press statement if you fail to make this announcement on your platform,” he said.

Continuing, Kanu said that “anybody still engaging in sit-at-home is not my disciple,” adding that haters of Biafra and mindless murderers in uniform are hiding under the cover of combating enforcers of sit-at-home to unleash mayhem against the same people we swore to defend.

“I have sent countless messages to those purportedly enforcing sit-at-home that they are not doing so in my name,” said Kanu who is currently in DSS custody.

“I am not begging anybody to release me; just that Nigeria should have the decency to obey their own laws,” he said.