Please have a rethink - AFC pleads with IPOB over sit-at-home order

Please have a rethink - AFC pleads with IPOB over sit-at-home order

- The ACF wants political leaders in Nigeria to play the game according to the rules

- The ACF congratulates Nigerians on the 2018 democracy day celebration

- The northern group wants IPOB to shelve its planned sit-at-home order

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), on Monday, May 28, appealed to political leaders in the country to play politics by the rules to ensure a fair, peaceful and credible election in 2019. Its spokesperson, Muhammad Ibrahim, issued the warning in Kaduna.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ibrahim also congratulated Nigerians on the 2018 democracy day celebration.

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“As we approach the 2019 election, we equally appeal to our political leaders to play the game of politics by strictly obeying its rules to ensure a fair, peaceful and credible,” he said.

He also faulted the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over its sit at home order urging the group to have a rethink.

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NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Ebonyi government on Monday, May 29, barred residents of the state from observing the sit-at-home order of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) slated for May 30, in a statement released by its official, Kenneth Ugbala.

Ugbala, the senior special assistant on internal security, announced this in Abakaliki.

“The issue of IPOB’s sit-at-home order came up on May 30, 2017, causing chaos in major cities of the south-east zone of the country though we were lucky in Ebonyi.

“God assisted us coupled with the proactive steps taken by the government and security agencies as we maintain that IPOB activities have been proscribed by the south-east states’ governors,” he said adding that the government had directed that such order should not be observed in the state.

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