“Don’t Obey Sit-At-Home Order”: Former Presidential Aspirant Tells Igbos

“Don’t Obey Sit-At-Home Order”: Former Presidential Aspirant Tells Igbos

  • Many conversations about the sit-at-home order instituted by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the southeast may spread to other regions
  • In Lagos, Igbos have been instructed by IPOB to observe the sit-at-home order due to the recent attacks on them during the governorship elections
  • Meanwhile, a chieftain of the Ohaneaze Ndigbo World Wide urged Igbo residents in Lagos and other parts of the country not to obey the order

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A former presidential aspirant under the flagship of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Charles Udeogaranya, has urged Igbo residents all over Nigeria to resist the sit-at-home order.

As reported by Punch, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo chieftain made this call via a statement on Wednesday, March 29.

Charles Udeogaranya, Simon Ekpa
The Finish Police authorities recently arrested Simon Ekpa for questioning. Photo: @simon_ekpa
Source: Twitter

Udeogaranya was responding to a tweet by Simon Ekpa, the self-styled ally of the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

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In his tweet, Ekpa instructed Igbos residing in Lagos state to observe the sit-at-home exercise prevalent in the southeastern parts of Nigeria.

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It was understood that Ekpa gave out the directives due to the reported cases of attack on Igbo people in Lagos state during the just-concluded gubernatorial polls.

Meanwhile, Udeogaranya, in his statement, said:

“Even God, Our creator, who we worship, admonished us to work six days a week and rest on the seventh day for his worship. Therefore, no devil can issue a counter-order to what God has instructed us to adhere to.
“We have many acceptable channels of seeking redress on any issue without resorting to a devilish, wicked, crude and malicious self-centred and self-destructive sit-at-home exercise. That is why I commend those who have already filled various petitions to various quarters, including the International Criminal Court, seeking redress,”

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Simon Ekpa, the brain behind southeast sit-at-home order, arrested, details emerge

Legit.ng earlier reported that Simon Ekpa, the brain behind the sit-at-home order in the five states of the southeast, was arrested by Finnish police on Thursday.

HS, a news platform in Finland, confirmed the arrest of the separatists as it reported how he was led out of his home in Lahti.

According to reports, a team of his journalists were at Ekpa's house for an interview, but the police answered the bell and said the interview had been moved to the future.

Sit-at-home: Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls for arrest, repatriation of Simon Ekpa to Nigeria

Meanwhile, Finland-based terrorist, Simon Ekpa, has been identified as the primary sponsor of terrorism in southeast Nigeria.

A prominent Igbo group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has asked the federal government to arrest and repatriate him to Nigeria.

Ekpa has been masterminding violence of unlimited proportions on the people of the southeast from his base in Finland.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.