PICTURES: Ebonyi, other Southeast states shutdown amidst IPOB’s sit-at-home enforcement

There was a total compliance in Ebonyi state following the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Shops, marketplaces, banks, eateries, fuel stations and motor parks were all shutdown as at 10am on Thursday.

Blueprint reports that though most schools were shutdown, but those writing there West African Examination Council (WAEC) exams were in section.

However, there was a skeletal movement inside Abakaliki town especially by private vehicles.

Other Southeast states including Imo, Enugu, Anambra and Abia were on total lockdown.

Meanwhile, the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state has postponed its five-man delegates’ Congress earlier scheduled to hold on Thursday across the state.

Though the party in a statement claimed the reason for the postponement is to allow for screening of aspirants but it is believed than the shift may not be unconnected to the sit-at-home issue.

“The five – man delegates Congress and councillorship primary elections of the party will now hold on Friday May 31, 2024 in the 13 LGAs across the state”, the statement signed by Stanley Meghan, the party Chairman added.

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