Ohanaeze Kicks Against IPOB’s Planned 30-Day Sit-At-Home

Ohanaeze Kicks Against IPOB’s Planned 30-Day Sit-At-Home

By Oluchi Nkwachukwu | Sub-Editor on September 23, 2021
Emma Powerful, Ignatius Asor
IPOB

Apex Igbo socio-Cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, disagreed with the plan by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to lock down the South East for one month, if its detained leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is not brought to court on October 21, 2021.

A statement by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, alleged that the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Department of State Service, DSS, in Abuja have concluded plans not to bring Mazi Kanu to court on October 21, 2021.

However, Ohanaeze advised IPOB not to carry out the threat, warning that it would be counter-productive to the cause they are pursuing.

But Ohanaeze informed the group that it is working with Igbo lawmakers in the National Assembly for a political solution to see that their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is released.

“The apex Igbo body told IPOB that Kanu, their leader will not be happy that Ndigbo is being inflicted with hardship.

According to the spokesman of Ohanaeze, Hon. Alex Ogbonnia, “I don’t think the IPOB which Nnamdi Kanu represents, which he epitomises, will like to inflict hardship and injuries on Ndigbo.

“They will be playing into the hands of hoodlums. Even when IPOP suspended their weekly Monday sit-at-home, some hoodlums hijacked it and went on killing, maiming, and destroying Igbo property. They will be playing into the hands of the hoodlums.

“They will lose the solidarity and sympathy of the people and the essence of the agitation will become questionable and it will turn out against Kanu and become counter-productive.

“They should take it easy. Ohanaeze and South East Caucus at National Assembly are making sincere efforts to get Kanu released through political solution.”

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