On Friday, Anambra State residents disregarded the caution issued by a division of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that is committed to Simon Ekpa.
Despite factional leader Simon Ekpa’s five-day sit-at-home edict, this is how routine commercial activity is conducted in towns across Anambra State.
The markets, banks, schools, and other public venues were all open for business, according to a DAILY POST correspondent who traveled about Awka and obtained information from other areas of the state.
The IPOB has been the subject of a heated power struggle between Nnamdi Kanu’s side and Simon Ekpa’s affiliate in Finland. Kanu’s detention appears to have given Ekpa the chance to take charge.
However, the Kanu section of the party had issued a counter-press release, calling for everyone to carry out their regular responsibilities, through its spokesperson, Emma Powerful.
Additionally, Nnaemeka Ejiofor, one of Kanu’s attorneys, claimed in a recent phone message that it was communicated to Powerful that he was one of the attorneys that had visited Kanu.
“Onyendu (our leader) stated I should urge Emma Powerful to rebroadcast this message, that those ordering sit-at-home in December when our people should be getting ready to go home for Christmas are the actual enemies of our people,” the man claimed.
“They are taking this action to prevent my release,” I said. Even if they share our language and are Igbo, they can no longer be considered our people.
Ekpa had made the arbitrary decision to stay home for five days without giving a cause. He specified that the exercise would be carried out on December 9, 10, 11, 12, and 14.