Biafra: Why IPOB can’t issue sit-at-home order in Rivers state – Gov Wike

Biafra: Why IPOB can’t issue sit-at-home order in Rivers state – Gov Wike

The Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has said the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) cannot issue a sit-at-home order in the state, because they are not part of South-East.

Wike stated this on Monday, while speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

He reiterated that IPOB doesn’t exist in Rivers.

The IPOB had through its spokesperson, Emma Powerful said human and vehicular movements would be restricted across the South-East on Monday to mark the 54th anniversary of Biafra.

But Wike has now criticized the directive, insisting he is not against the activities of the outlawed group IPOB in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria.

Wike said, “IPOB cannot make an order for people to sit at home in Rivers State. I have said so clearly before because it doesn’t exist in Rivers State.

“Rivers State is not part of South-East. Rivers State is South-South, we’re in the Niger Delta.

“I’m not saying whether the people in the South-East shouldn’t obey what IPOB has said or not. But they cannot give orders to Rivers people to sit at home.”

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The protesters, under the aegis of the Peoples Alternative Political Movement, marched from the busy Ikeja bus stop to the governor’s office through the secretariat to the Lagos State House of Assembly chanting protest songs.

The movement is a coalition of hundreds of groups including the Nigeria Labour Congress and its affiliates, the Alliance On Surviving COVID 19 And Beyond; Joint Action Front; Coalition Of Northern Groups; Green Alliance Nigeria; CONGOS – Edo; North East Development Association and their respective affiliates.

Foremost activist Jaye Gaskiya was part of the demonstration tagged ‘Enough is Enough’.

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The Super Eagles star picked up the injury during their Europa League semi-final clash against Arsenal on May 6.

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Sowore himself had also made the allegation on Twitter. He was reportedly injured from teargas canisters which were fired by the police.

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Source: Kemi Filani News

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