2023: Amid IPOB Sit-At-Home, Tinubu To Campaign In Imo

Amid IPOB Sit-At-Home, Tinubu To Campaign In Imo
Bola Tinubu

According to reports, amid IPOB sit-at-home, Bola Tinubu is set to campaign in Imo State.

The PUNCH reports that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has scheduled his campaign rally in Imo State on Monday, November 21, 2022.

Tinubu will be in the South-East states – Imo and Anambra on Monday, January 30, according to the presidential campaign timetable released by the APC Presidential Campaign Council.

This is amid the Indigenous People of Biafra’s sit-at-home order in the region.

IPOB had declared the sit-at-home order in August 2021 to protest and demand the release of its embattled leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who is standing trial on treason and terrorism charges by the Nigerian government.

The PUNCH reports that oftentimes, Mondays are usually a day of paralysed activities in the South-East regions, with many staying at home or using the day to observe certain meetings.

According to the revised timetable for Tinubu campaign, there will be series of rallies in Delta (19), Imo (21), Adamawa (24), Ogun (26), Enugu (29) and Sokoto (30) respectively.

Between December 4 and 10, the campaign team will embark on international engagement with stakeholders in Diaspora.

However, when quizzed on why the timetable was amended again, the Campaign spokesperson for Tinubu, Festus Keyamo, told our correspondent that the schedule of events and dates was a working draft, which is still subject to further adjustment.

He said, “They are all subject to change or amendments as we progress due to human nature. Nobody expected the flood, for example. But it came, and all of a sudden, it slows down activities and all that.

“So this is a working draft. At least, we have a draft to work with. My final comment on this is that it is Ceteris Paribus. That is, all things being equal.”