Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has issued a handwritten order to Simon Ekpa, a Finland-based leader of Auto pilot and engineer of the sit-at-home syndrome in the southeast. The order instructs Ekpa to immediately stop the sit-at-home orders that have been causing disruptions in the region. Kanu’s special counsel, Alloy Ejimako, revealed the directive during a press conference in Enugu, stating that Kanu authorized him to make the order public after Ekpa failed to implement it on his platform.
In the handwritten directive, Kanu emphasized that he initiated the movement to liberate people, not to cause hardship, and urged Ekpa to announce the cancellation of the sit-at-home orders to the public. He also clarified that anyone enforcing the sit-at-home is not acting on his behalf, and he disapproves of such actions. Kanu highlighted the importance of addressing delays in hearing the government’s appeal at the Supreme Court, and he deemed the sit-at-home protests a waste of time, resources, and energy.
Ejimako further affirmed the authenticity of Kanu’s directive, which he received during a visit to Kanu in the Department of State Security (DSS) headquarters in Abuja. Despite conveying the order to Ekpa, the sit-at-home leader had not implemented it, prompting Ejimako to make the directive public as instructed by Kanu.