Igbo elders have tasked Commander of IPOB Auto-Pilot, Simon Ekpa to suspend the Sit at Home scheduled from February 23rd to allow Peter Obi win the Presidency.
Chaiirman of Igbo Elders under the aegis of Igbo Elders Consultative Forum and Former Governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife called upon the Director General of Igbo Mandate Congress, Rev Obinna Akukwe to send the message to tell Ekpa.
This was contained in his response when Directors of Igbo Mandate Congress IMC visited him in Abuja on Friday 3rd January for a continuation of the monthly briefing over the Security Situation in the South East, Plot to stall 2023 elections in and other sundry matters that affects Ndigbo.
Dr Ezeife in his response said; “Akukwe please tell Simon Ekpa that his Sit at Home is dangerous to Peter Obi’s Presidency bid which has received support from all over Nigeria.
“We just had endorsement of Peter Obi from Southern, Middle Belt Forum. Please tell Simon Ekpa and his group to stop, the whole Nigeria is rooting for Peter Obi. I have spoken with Emma Powerful, and his men are solidly behind us, they said they will not stop the elections”
Rev Akukwe had earlier informed the Igbo Elders Consultative Forum that politicians are sabotaging their latest efforts to secure the release of Nnamdu KANU, including efforts made after the January 14th meeting.
Concerning calls for the rendition of Simon Ekpa, Akukwe said: “Igbo Mandate Congress is not part of any plot to extradite or rendition Simon Ekpa. Our grouse with Ekpa is the Multiple Sit at Home and attendant bloodshed, attacks on security agencies and attacks on democratic institutions which his boys are championing.
“Whatever happens in IPOB we in IMC are not interested. However we know that the Genesis of the Ekpa militancy was caused by Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor who failed to convey Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s instructions from the DSS in July 2021 that Ekpa should act as Biafra Spokesperson..
“Secondly, Igbo Mandate Congress can confirm to you again Sir that Simon Ekpa has joined a powerful cult in Europe, and the ubiquitous group would rather bring down Nigeria than surrender him to any authority.”
IMC also claimed that through both spiritual and covert radicalization, the plot by secessionists to burn all Peter Obi and other politicians billboards were suspended.
The plots for massive slaughter of Igbo politicians on account of Nnamdi Kanu were also suspended.
The group agreed to give their last briefing two weeks to the presidential polls.