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IPOB’s Simon Ekpa announces Biafra convention, says sit-at-home continues

Self-acclaimed prime minister of ‘Biafra Republic’, Simon Ekpa, has discredited the suspension of the sit-at-home order by leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

Politics Nigeria recalls that Kanu had, in a handwritten letter made available through his lawyers in the Department of State Security (DSS) custody, implored Ekpa to suspend all action concerning the sit-at-home, affirming that it would only enslave and cause more hardship to in the south-east.

But Ekpa has described it as fake adding that “money mongers” are responsible for the letter.

“I want to make it clear that the coming two weeks sit-at-home is not negotiable, for those who have collected money and started flying fake letters from Mazi Nnamdi Kanu that the sit-at-home we have embarked on and will embark on in the future has five points agenda,” Ekpa said.

He, however, urged IPOB supporters to prepare for the compulsory sit-at-home order and announced a worldwide Biafra convention in Finland.

“One is for the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu from the DSS and two for preparation of Biafra’s self referendum. To that effect, we are going to have the first Biafra self-convention coming up in October in Finland,” Ekpa said.

“Thirdly, to further inform the world of the readiness of Biafra people to take their own futures into their own hands, by sitting at home we create awareness, by sitting at home, we crash the economy of Nigeria.

“Four is to demonstrate that the Biafra Government In Exile(BGIE) is in charge and showcase it continues to enjoy the 99 per cent loyalty of Biafrans in Biafra land, just like what the senate president said the other day even though he misrepresented me, he called me the real governor of the South East, I’m not the governor of the South East, I’m the Prime Minister of the Biafra Republic.

“Fifth, to invalidate those who call themselves elected officials, those people speaking nonsense at the National Assembly, this sit-at-home will tell them we’re ready to leave Nigeria for a better future. Don’t mind those people telling you about the sit-at-home, it’s going to enter checkup from Monday,” he added.