The success of the IPOB sit-at-home order for May 30 in celebration of 50 years of Biafra existence and honouring of Biafran heroes was a blow to the government of Rochas Okorocha of Imo State who had the mandate to see to the non-actualization of the sit-at-home order.
According to a statement by IPOB’s head of media and publicity, Emma Powerful, it was gathered that the Governor appointed some Commissioners and transitional Chairmen to make sure the order was not carried out. Unfortunately, power lies with the people not the government.
The failure of the mandated to see to the defunct of the IPOB order led to them being sacked by the Governor who is under the APC ruling party.
The statement by Emma Powerful reads:
“IPOB intelligence unit discovered that APC party led by Major-General Muhammadu Buhari through her security operatives mandated Rochas Okorocha to do all he could to stop the sit-at-home order issued by our leader, Mazi Nnamdi, and IPOB family members worldwide but to his greatest surprise he could not stop the sit-at-home and remembrance of our fallen heroes and heroines.
“In line with this, Okorocha mandated his commissioners and his LGA’s transitional chairmen in all the 27 local government areas of Imo state to move into the villages and communities to sensitize them to boycott the sit-at-home order at all cost.
Unfortunately, those mandated to do so could not do it because power belongs to the masses, not those in government.
“The governor of Imo state, Chief Owelle Rochas Okorocha, dissolved the commissioners and the leadership of all the LGA’s transitional chairmen in 27 local government areas because of their inability to do the job he paid for to discourage our people not to comply of the sit at home order issued by our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on 30th of May 2017 in honour and remembrance of our fallen heroes and heroines who paid the ultimate price during the genocidal war against our people in 1967 and 1970.
“The tremendous total compliance in Imo state particularly in Owerri and other parts of Biafra land marvelled the governor of Imo state and other APC members in Biafra land both south-east and south-south.”