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Tinubu fixes campaign rallies in Anambra, Imo on Mondays, ignores "Sit at home order"

The APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, will hold his campaign rallies in Imo and Anambra States on Mondays despite the controversial s...

The APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, will hold his campaign rallies in Imo and Anambra States on Mondays despite the controversial sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the South-east region.

The timetable released by the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) shows that Mr Tinubu will hold a campaign rally and a stakeholders’ engagement in Imo State on Monday, 21 November.

On Monday, 30 January, the campaign train will move to Anambra, the home state of Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate.

Sit at-home order

IPOB declared the sit-at-home order in August 2021 to put pressure on the Nigerian government to release its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who is standing trial at the Federal High Court, Abuja, for treason and terrorism.

The proscribed separatist group initially declared the holiday for Mondays but later extended it to every day Mr Kanu appears in court.

There have been reported cases of the use of force by the group to enforce compliance. Gunmen have attacked traders and commuters across the region who flout the order. However, in recent times, compliance with the order has reduced with South-east governors deploying means to take control of the situation.

The group has also vowed to disrupt all election activities in the region and has attacked electoral officers and party members.

Mr Tinubu has yet to declare his stance on the group, unlike Mr Obi that already promised to sit down with all agitators to find peace. However, the APC candidate’s campaign team is now set to dare the separatist group.

Apart from enforcing the controversial sit-at-home, gunmen suspected to be IPOB members have also routinely carried out attacks in the South-east, killing many people and kidnapping others for ransom.

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  1. Nigeria is sick. A sick nation requires competent doctors. Tinubu is sick and dying. He has been the leader of APC for the past seven years now with nothing to show. The economy is in shambles, every aspect of Nigerian life was, has and remained in jeopardy since this administration came in. Now Tinubu is hoping to take over from Buhari. A nail in the coffin now. i sorry for Nigeria.

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