Ignore IPOB sit-at-home order henceforth, Soludo instructs workers

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  • IPOB to Soludo: “You’ll surely regret if you dare us”

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Against the ongoing Mondays sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra to press home the release of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, from DSS custody, which has been devastating the economy of the Southeastern states since August last year, the new governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has said enough is enough, directing the state workforce to ignore it henceforth.

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Soludo has variously regretted the sit-at-home directive, noting it has almost rendered the economy of the region, especially Anambra, comatose.

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On Friday, March 25, through the Head of Service, Barr. Theodora Igwegbe, he ordered workers to always ensure they are at work on Mondays, noting that absence from work without reasonable excuse, will attract severe sanctions.  

“The sit-at-home thing will definitely end and we are working with the stakeholders, including IPOB.

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“We will engage everybody. It is the people’s power that will prevail at the end of the day. The poor innocent drivers, the market women, keke drivers and artisans, the vulcanizers are the ones suffering and that is why it has to end.

“Our people are usually the losers as the people who would have come to shop in Anambra now go somewhere else on Mondays. We are determined to ensure law and order in this state because without peace, we can’t get anywhere,” Soludo said in a recent press interview.

  • IPOB to Soludo: “You’ll surely regret if you dare us”

But spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful, maintained that his group was always peaceful, and only seeking the emancipation of the Igbo.

Powerful said, “We wish to assure South-East and South-South governors that IPOB members are human beings, and we don’t have plans to suffer our people, but any of them who decides to approach us with harsh manner will receive us with harsh manner. You’ll surely regret if you dare us.”

Reacting to Soludo’s determination to allow peace reign on Mondays, Powerful offered him the group’s support if he doesn’t pose any threat to IPOB, saying, “we were here when he came and we would be here when he would be leaving. 

“His predecessor, former Governor Willie Obiano, allowed himself to be used by Fulani people and allowed them to kill his people at Nkpor in 2016 during our annual remembrance of our fallen heroes and heroines who paid the ultimate price for our freedom between 1967 and 1970./SHARE THIS 

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