The self-acclaimed Prime Minister of Biafran Republic, Simon Ekpa has issued warning to owners of oil companies operating in the South-East against defying the illegal sit-at-home in the region on Monday.
Ekpa, who issued this warning via his X (Twitter) account, begged the companies to deny rumors that the sit-at-home order had been cancelled. Adding that if they followed the false news of the sit-at-home cancellation and resumed operations on Monday, a huge consequences awaits them.
Recall, IPOB members on Sunday distributed flyers and posted banners to inform people of the region that the sit-at-home order had been cancelled, and that individuals can go ahead with their activities on Monday.
But in reaction to this development, Ekpe claimed that the only entity recognized by the southeast people as having the authority to make such a decision is the Biafran government in exile.
He added that such order could not stand if the group’s demands are yet to be met, which includes the release of Nnamdi Kanu and the actualisation of the Republic of Biafra.
He said: “Tomorrow being Monday, the oil producing companies, you must make sure you shut down the production until the 18th of this month. And every Monday sit at home.
“If you open, you are going to have the Biafran people to contend with. We own the land, not you. You are exploiting oil from our land. We own it.
“You don’t own the oil and you don’t own the land. You may have the contract and agreement with the Nigerian government and that is still under review.”