IPOB Condemns Poor Electricity Supply in South East, Threatens To Kick Out EEDC

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have voiced their dissatisfaction with the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) over the inadequate supply of electricity in the South East region of Nigeria.

In a statement issued on Monday, IPOB criticized the EEDC for what they described as “outrageous bills imposed on consumers” and warned of potential consequences if the situation persists.

IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, expressed the group’s concerns, stating, “If EEDC can’t provide light or stop extortion in their billing system, it should be kicked out of the South East Region permanently and replaced.” The statement highlighted the frustration among residents who continue to face escalating electricity bills despite enduring persistent power outages.

“The wicked electricity billing or extortion and non-supply of electricity in the South East should no longer be acceptable,” Powerful emphasized, calling on South East Governors to take decisive action. He urged the governors to leverage recent electricity reforms initiated by the Federal Government to attract more reliable providers to the region.

With mounting economic challenges affecting residents, IPOB urged governors to prioritize the welfare of Ndigbo by ensuring access to reliable and affordable electricity. The group criticized the apparent lack of engagement by South East Governors with the EEDC regarding the dismal state of electricity supply in the region.

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“The company is bent on starving the South Eastern region of electricity at the same time impoverishing Ndigbo by outrageous electricity bills,” Powerful stated, echoing the sentiments of many residents who feel neglected by the current system. The statement underscored the need for urgent intervention to alleviate the suffering of the people.

IPOB’s call for action comes amid growing frustration over the perceived neglect of the South East region in terms of essential services and infrastructure. The group’s stance reflects broader concerns among residents regarding the quality of governance and provision of basic amenities.

“South East Governors are free by law to bring more reliable electricity companies to come and invest and provide quality, reliable, and affordable electricity to Ndigbo,” Powerful asserted, emphasizing the need for proactive measures to address the electricity crisis. The statement urged authorities to seize the opportunity presented by recent reforms to enhance service delivery and foster economic growth.

As the discourse continues, residents remain hopeful that their grievances will be addressed, and meaningful steps will be taken to improve the quality of life in the region.