- Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has commended IPOB for cancelling Mondays sit-at-home in the southeast region
- The revered Catholic priest opined that the exercise was becoming a problem for the region instead of a solution
- Mbaka, however, sounded a note of warning to the federal government to ensure the safety of Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader
Enugu - The spiritual director, Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has commended the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB for cancelling Mondays sit-at-home in the southeast region.
According to the popular Catholic priest, the weekly exercise was becoming a problem instead of a solution.
The priest also warned the federal government not to allow anything to happen to IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, noting that should anything untoward happen to him there would be more trouble for the country.
He added that Kanu is fighting for the southeast and not for himself.
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The Punch newspaper quoted him as saying:
“The situation is better imagined should he die in the custody of the Department of State Services.
“I commend IPOB for calling off its Monday sit-at-home protest because the danger of the order is becoming a problem instead of a solution.
“The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, is expressing his empathy with the people of the southeast over what they are passing through. He will not wish that suffering to continue. Therefore, nobody should stop anybody from going to his or her business any Monday.
“All of us should keep praying for his release and work towards his freedom because if he dies inside that place, it will cause more trouble. If he comes out, he will come out as a hero.”
Southeast Leaders Hail IPOB for Cancelling Sit-at-Home
Similarly, traditional and religious leaders from the southeast have thanked IPOB for reiterating their cancellation of the sit-at-home orders on Mondays in the region.
Spokesmen of the leaders; Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, His Grace, Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, His Grace Chibuzo Okpoko, among others, commended IPOB for listening to their appeal to call off the sit-at-home order.
They, however, warned that the difficulties experienced by lawyers of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in the Federal High Court should be addressed immediately.
Soludo’s Victory Will Inspire APGA to Take Over Southeast in 2023 - Party Chieftain
Meanwhile, the chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia state, Augustine Ehiemere, has declared that with the victory of Professor Chukwuma Soludo at the Anambra governorship election, the party is now set to claim more states in the southeast come 2023.
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Professor Soludo, a former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, won the election on the platform of APGA.
Speaking during a press conference in Umuahia, the Abia capital, Ehiemere gave quit notice to all other parties in the southeast.