There seems to be more cracks within the ranks of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) after its leader, Nnamdi Kanu reportedly suspended the weekly Monday sit-at-home action tagged “Ghost Monday”.
The group’s Head of Directorate of State, Chika Edoziem announced the suspension of the weekly sit-at-home directive, an action backed by Kanu’s lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.
Edoziem had announced the suspension of the directive on Friday, during a programme on the group’s radio station.
However, the suspension of the sit-at-home action by the group’s directorate seems not to go down well with some of its members, who took to social media platforms to express their displeasure over the suspension.
It would be recalled that the group through its Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, had scheduled the sit-at-home to commence on Monday, August 9, saying it would continue until the release of their leader by the Nigerian government.
But in a directive on Sunday, August 8, Kanunta Kanu, the younger brother of Nnamdi Kanu disagreed with the group over the sit-at-home order, calling off the action and cited the National Examination Council’s (NECO) examinations for junior secondary school students that had just begun as a reason.
In a statement, Kanunta said the group decided to suspend the sit-at-home following pleas from well-meaning individuals and groups within and outside the Igbo land that the action should be suspended to allow students in the region to participate in the NECO examinations.
He argued that going ahead with the sit-at-home directive as earlier planned despite the examinations would amount to assisting South-East enemies to inflict more injuries on her children, noting that the group would announce a new date for the commencement of the sit-at-home.