The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has canceled the May 26 sit-at-home order it earlier announced.
The group said the move follows the postponement of the court case of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, because Justice Binta Nyako was indisposed. The IPOB leader was initially set to make an appearance in court on Thursday, May 26.
In a statement on Wednesday May 25, IPOB media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, urged the people to maintain restraint and “keep their eyes on the ball”.
Powerful said the announcement was put to notify their members both home and abroad that Kanu’s court case in Abuja on May 26, has been postponed to June 28.
The statement read in part, “IPOB has been informed why and what caused the sudden change of date and we accepted it, we just received the communication from the Federal High Court’s Registrar, through our legal counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, notifying us that the court will no longer be sitting tomorrow, May 26, 2022, on our leader’s case.
“Therefore, there will be no sit-at-home in regard to tomorrow’s case instead sit-at-home will hold on June 28, 2022.
“According to the registrar, this is because Justice Binta Nyako is indisposed, and as such, the matter is now adjourned to June 28, 2022, for ruling and hearing.
“We most respectfully, urge you all to maintain restraint, as you have always done. Keep your eyes on the ball, which is the freedom of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“Also, please note that justice delayed is not justice denied. We are aggressively cruising to victory of our leader, it is only a matter of time. There is no sit-at-home again tomorrow. Biafrans should bear with us.
“We profoundly appreciate your solidarity, unflinching support, and prayers, which have been sustaining us thus far. Please do not relent in your prayers, we do not take them for granted. We shall continue to keep you all informed as events unfold.”