The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has banned all political parties, including the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), from holding their rallies in the southeast region.
IPOB Ban Political Rallies In South East
The group spokesperson, Emma Powerful disclosed this in a statement on Friday, while warning APC chieftain, Chief Ikechi Emenike, against holding a political rally today in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.
Powerful said IPOB would no longer allow political rallies in South East while Fulani bandits kidnap their people and rape their women, citing that the politicians are not bothered about insecurity in the region, but “only care about 2023”.
The statement reads, “We want to advise Chief Ikechi Emenike and his APC people not to hold any political rally in Umuahia tomorrow, Friday, May 20, 2022, while they kept quiet and did nothing when Fulani bandits kidnapped passengers including female students along Okigwe/ Uturu Road.
“We cannot allow Emenike and his APC co-travellers to be dancing and singing at Chidiebere Park while our daughters are still in captivity.
“It is hypocrisy for the political elite to show no concern about the plights of our people who they claim to be seeking their welfare.
“It is wickedness for Emenike and his co-travellers to keep mute and do nothing about the incessant abductions of Igbo sons and daughters by Fulani herdsmen around Uturu and its environs. Ikechi Emenike should keep away from Chidiebere Park Umuahia tomorrow.
“We won’t allow APC and other political parties to continue to hold their rallies in our land while Fulani bandits operate with impunity, kidnapping and raping our people, yet the politicians do nothing about it. All they care about is 2023. Enough is enough!
“Fulani bandits are holding Igbo girls and are demanding N10 million as ransom per person, Emenike and APC to be dancing at a rally when the families of the victims are in a painful mood. He should not dare us.”
KanyiDaily recalls that IPOB had also advised Pastor William Kumuyi to cancel his planned six-day crusade scheduled to hold from May 24, 2022, to May 29 in Aba, Abia State due to security concerns in the South-East region.