Igbo Leaders Take Steps To End IPOB Sit-At-Home Order

Speak up against IPOB's Sit-at-home order - INM tells Igbo leaders

Moses Ofodeme

Key leaders of thought in Igboland who met Tuesday in Enugu have agreed to collectively stop the Monday sit-at-home order usually called by Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, in the Southeast region.

The meeting which was hosted by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State was attended by the chairman of the Southeast Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr David Umahi, Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, deputy Governor of Abia State, Ude Oko Chukwu.

Also, in attendance were former Abia State Governor Senator Theodore Orji, former Ebonyi Governor Martins Elechi, former chief of arrmy staff, Gen Azubuike Ihejirika; religious.leaders and the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

The leaders observed that the continuation of the exercise on Mondays when the IPOB had cancelled it means that those behind it want to destroy the economy of the region.

They resolved that they would no longer watch the economy of the region to collapse under any guise.

According to a statement issued after the meeting, “The meeting condemned the sit-at-home orders, which are mostly issued by our people in diaspora who do not feel the pains.

“In view of the information that even IPOB has cancelled the sit-at-home, the meeting resolved that governors and all people of the Southeast do everything within the law to ensure that there’s no further sit-at-home in the Southeast and that the people are allowed to freely move about in the zone.”

The leaders further decried the killings and destruction of property in the region which are gradually becoming an everyday affair.

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