- Senator Chimaroke Nnamani has reacted to the sit-at-home directive ordered by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)
- Nnamani explained that the order by the secessionist group is against the general interest of the Igbo people
- The former governor noted that the order although suspended has affected the economy and the social life in the south-east
The former governor of Enugu, Chimaroke Nnamani has expressed deep concern over the sit-at-home directive ordered by the the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in the south-east region of the country.
The Cable reported that Nnamani said that the order is against Igbo interest.
Nnamani, the senator representing Enugu east, in a stament released on Sunday, September 12, stated that IPOB’s order has affected the economy and social life negatively in the south-east.
The lawmaker said the Igbo character is defined by hard work, and that the sit-at-home order is antithetical to this trait and a “betrayal of Igbo interest”.
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“In our struggle for equity and justice in the Nigerian federation, we cannot inadvertently inflict more injuries on ourselves by this sit-at-home order.”
Recall that the former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, urged IPOB, to rescind the call to lockdown South East, Vanguard report indicates.
He said the impact is not the best for Igbo; adding that it would be unfair to the people of South East, to lock down the zone every Monday.
Why IPOB’s sit-at home order did not affect President Buhari’s visit, Governor Uzodimma
Earlier, the governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodimma, has said that the sit-at-home directive ordered by the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had no effect on the president’s visit to the state.
According to reports, Uzodinma noted that the order was only observed on social media platforms, noting that the residents of the state were excited about the president’s visit, and that they came out to welcome him.
Legit.ng gathered that the governor and other south-east leaders said they were pleased with the president's visit.
Buhari speaks tough on IPOB, says it’s unthinkable any Igbo man wants to leave Nigeria
It was reported that the president on Thursday, September 9, wondered why some Igbo men are clamouring for separation.
Legit.ng gathered that the president said Igbo people are relevant in Nigeria, adding that they have successful businesses across the country.