The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has fixed his campaign rallies in Anambra State and Imo State on Mondays.
IDOMA VOICE reports that the APC and Tinubu’s decision to hold their presidential campaigns on Mondays goes against the sit-at-home order earlier issued by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the Southeast region.
According to the timetable released by the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Tinubu will hold a campaign rally and a stakeholders’ engagement in Imo State on Monday, 21 November.
While on Monday, 30 January, the campaign train will move to Anambra, the home state of the Labour Party (LP) Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi.
The Nnamdi Kanu-led IPOB declared the sit-at-home order in August 2021 to protest and demand the release of their leader, who is standing trial on treason and terrorism charges by the Nigerian government.
Violators of the sit-at-home order have been victims of violence and killings by gunmen in southeast states on Mondays. Vehicular movements and commercial activities are on halt in compliance with IPOB’s order.
However, the pro-Biafra group had come out to declare an end to the sit-at-home and the violence, but this has done little or nothing to stop the violence and killing in the region.