Tinubu Fixes Campaign Rallies in Southeast on IPOB Sit-at-Home Days

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has fixed his campaign rallies in Anambra State and Imo State on Mondays, which are sit-at-home days declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the whole of Southeast region of the country.

This is according the timetable released by the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the APC.

The timetable shows that the All Progressive Congress  will hold a campaign rally and a stakeholders’ engagement in Imo State on Monday, 21 November.

While on Monday, 30 January, the campaign train will head to Anambra, the home state of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

IPOB had in 2021 ordered sit-at-home every Monday of the week to protest the lingering detention of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, and demand for his unconditional release by the Federal Government. The sit-at-home order has religiously been obeyed by Southeast residents including government functionaries.

When President Muhammadu visited Imo State on a Monday last year, he met a deserted streets as the people obeyed sit-at-home order by IPOB. President Buhari were only welcomed by Imo State government functionaries and APC stalwarts in the zone. 

IPOB had in October said it has no plans to disrupt the 2023 election and accused the government and politicians of sponsoring insecurity in the region.

Appeal Court sitting in Abuja on October 13, 2022 discharged and acquitted Kanu of all charges against by the government. But the government said it will appeal the judgment at the Supreme Court and went ahead to obtain a stay of execution order on October 28, 2022 to continue to hold Kanu in custody.

IPOB has since approached the Supreme Court challenging the stay of execution order granted the government by the Court of Appeal.

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