Only the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, can put an end to the sit-at-home order in the southeast, according to Simon Ekpa, a Biafra agitator and separatist, who has notified the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu that this is the only way the order will be lifted.
This information was made public on Wednesday by Ekpa, a self-proclaimed prime minister of the Biafra Republic Government in Exile who is residing in Finland and is a lawyer. He made the statement to DAILY POST.
You may remember that Ekpa called for a week of civil disobedience in the southeast in order to demand that Nnamdi Kanu be released from detention.
Since Kanu’s re-arrest in June 2021, residents in the southeast have been staying inside rather than going to work.
Ekpa emphasized that after Kanu’s release, the region will no longer observe the sit-at-home policy.
He made the point that holding an independent vote would bring back the region’s long-term peace and economic stability.
“Our message to the Nigerian government is to release MNK immediately, or we will add another strict measure to civil disobedience, and this time it is to stop oil exploitation in Biafra soil”, he stated. “Our message to the Nigerian government is to release MNK immediately.”
“We are also officially notifying the Nigerian government of our preparation for the Self Referendum and calling on the government to support the self-referendum, which is the true democratic process to restore peace and stability in the region”, he remarked. “We are also officially notifying the Nigerian government of our preparation for the Self Referendum”.
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