Saturday, 21 May 2022

IPOB Bans Political Rallies In Abia State, Gives Reason

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Sunny Nzere | May 21, 20220

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has banned any form of political rally in Umuahia, the Abia State Capital.

The group particularly warned Abia Governorship Aspirant, Ikechi Emenike, an aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), against holding a planned political rally on Friday (today).

In a statement on Thursday by the spokesperson of IPOB, Emma Powerful said the ban is not only applicable to Emenike and the APC but to all other political parties planning to hold a political rally in the area.

Powerful stressed that politicians in the stae have turned blind eyes to the issue of some persons kidnapped by bandits in Uturu, Isiukwato Local Government Area of the state.

He accused politicians in the state of wanting to have jamboree while the victims remain in captivity.

The statement read, "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 operative with impunity Kidnapping and rapping 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 painful mood. He should not dare us."