IPOB Sit-at-Home Order Lacks Economic Wisdom—Ojiba

August 13, 2021
Akunwata Ejoh Ojiba

By Ashemiriogwa Emmanuel

**Calls for Participation in CVR in South-East

The South-East Coordinator of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ward-To-Ward Ambassadors (WWA), Mr Akunwata Ejoh Ojiba, has called on the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to stand over its latest policy of shutting down the South East every Monday.

The party’s coordinator, speaking in Onitsha, Anambra State, said that the policy was detrimental to the sustainability of the population of the zone in Igboland and that there was no economic wisdom in shutting down the region.

This followed a statement issued last Friday by the IPOB publicity secretary, Mr Emma Powerful, announcing a sit-at-home order every Monday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. which started on Monday, August 9 with a vow not to shelve until requests for its leader, Mr Nnamdi Kanu, to be released are met.

The lockdown, which was tagged ghost Monday, affected public and private institutions, transport companies, schools, banks, markets, airports, and seaports within the region.

For instance, national dailies reported that government workers at the Enugu Secretariat did not report to work despite the assurance from the state that it would protect them.

Only students taking the ongoing National Examination Council (NECO) were allowed to write their exams.

In his statement, Mr Ojiba noted that the new policy will have a harsh economic impact on not only the Ndigbos but also the entire nation.

Meanwhile, the politician has urged eligible voters in Anambra State to get involved in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise being conducted by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

While encouraging those within the voting age to register to enable them to exercise their franchise, Mr Ojiba called for unity among all members of WWA towards achieving victory on Mr Emmanuel Andy Ubah governorship aspirations in the state.

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