The Ohanaeze Ndigbo socio-cultural organization has called President Bola Tinubu to declare a state of emergence in the Southeast over the sit-at-home directive.
Declaring a state of emergency, according to Ohanaeze, would send a strong signal to the Southeast governors, who would now be obligated to find a long-term solution to the order.
According to news reports, a Biafra agitator named Simon Ekpa has announced many sit-ins throughout the Southeast.
The directive by Ekpa had exacerbated the problem in the Southeast, leading to an attempt to cripple the region’s economic activity.
In response, Ohanaeze Secretary-General Okechukwu Isiguzoro stated that the organization will not allow Ekpa to damage the Southeast’s economic activity.
Speaking with Newsmen, Isiguzoro said: “A desperate moment needs desperate action. We want to warn again that Ohanaeze will not fold its arms and allow miscreants to destroy economic activities in the Southeast.
“If possible, where this sit-at-home is happening should be declared a state of emergency. This is what Tinubu would do that will make the Southeast governors sit up and find a lasting solution to the problem.
“Ekpa has declared a second Biafra War, which Igbos are not ready to fight. Igbos are supporting Tinubu and would assist in ensuring that this rebellion is squashed.
“Ekpa’s action is an attempt to divide Igbos, and we wonder why Peter Obi and the rest are not talking. We hope this is not a conspiracy against the president.”
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