The Apex Socio Cultural organization Ohaneze Ndigbo has appealed with the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB to discontinue the sit-at-home order and approach other means to demand for the release of its embattled leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
According to Ohaneze Ndigbo, the sit-at-home order has disruption to the economic growth of Igboland.
Speaking with Punch on Tuesday, the National Publicity Secretary of Ohaneze Ndigbo Alex Ogbonnia, said that the sit-at-home on Monday, turned out to be bloody as people lost their lives in the process.
Ogbonnia said, “We are sad that we lost yet other lives in the process. Violence is not to be celebrated in any way. We have always told them (IPOB) to thread on the side of caution because we believe that dialogue and deliberations are better ways of achieving results.
“Ohaneze’s position is that it should not continu. It is not necessary destroying socio economic activities of the Southeast. There are other ways of expressing support to Nnamdi Kanu short of shutting the socio economic activities of the Southeast.
“We are aware that the people from Cameroon people from other parts of Nigeria are in the Southeast for commercial purposes. This disruption is not good for the development of Southeast, it is adding hardship to the people.
“Even yesterday (Monday), many people did not take the NECO examination, because of the sit-at-home order. We have appealed to IPOB to reconsider its position and rather have a collective deliberation and come to a concensus on how to further press its demands short of disrupting economic activities”.
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News / August 11,2021