October 1st: The IPOB sit-at-home order is condemnable and unacceptable—Ohanaeze, INC Igbo Nationwide Council, INC, final night time, described …
October 1st: The IPOB sit-at-home order is condemnable and unacceptable—Ohanaeze, INC
Igbo Nationwide Council, INC, final night time, described the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, on October 1, whereas banning the Nigerian flag in Igboland as a step in direction of endangering the South-East within the Nigerian political battle.
Additionally reacting, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, via its spokesman, Chief Alex Chidozie Ogbonnia, mentioned: “That is out of it.”
IPOB had, in an announcement, banned the Nigerian flag within the South-East efficient yesterday and in addition declared October 1 a sit-at-home day.
Media and Publicity Secretary of the group, Emma Highly effective, within the assertion, mentioned, “IPOB has declared 1st of October 2021 whole shutdown in Biafra land as an indication of our rejection of the evil assemble known as Nigeria and there shall be no motion in Biafra land on at the present time.
“Additionally, IPOB has declared from as we speak twenty fifth September 2021 that every one Nigerian flag mounted wherever in Biafra land should be introduced down, Banks distinctive. IPOB management will talk to banks straight and provides them cause they need to peacefully deliver down Nigeria flag of their banking premises earlier than we do it ourselves in our personal approach.
“Consistent with the Memorandum of Understanding and alliance between Ambazonia and Biafra nations, we want to ask Biafrans to assist and rejoice Ambazonia Independence Anniversary on October 1st 2021.
“It’s, due to this fact, the delight of the Directorate of State, of our nice motion, IPOB, that we inform Biafrans everywhere in the world of this upcoming Independence day celebration of our nice ally and neighbour, the Ambazonian individuals billed for 1st of October 2021.
“We, due to this fact, urge world leaders to make use of the chance of the continuing United Nations Normal Meeting assembly to debate the sufferings of the 2 persecuted nations of Biafra and Ambazonia. Our individuals have suffered sufficient within the palms of our oppressors who’re in mattress with terrorists however derive pleasure in crushing peaceable agitators as a substitute of addressing our real issues.”
INC President Chilos Godsent, whereas reacting to the IPoB announcement in Owerri, Imo State capital, mentioned the secessionist group had proven it lacked the capability to maintain nationhood.
Nonetheless, Godsent blamed the political elites within the South-East for the failure of management which had given IPOB the area to do what they need.
He mentioned: “It isn’t a step in the suitable course as a result of the actions of IPOB inside this context goes to hazard the expansion of the Igbo nation within the Nigerian state. On this context, we shall be marginalized the extra and the event can have a gross financial drawback towards the South-East and their allies in Japanese Nigeria.
“It is going to additionally endanger the Igbo nation within the Nigerian state as a result of IPOB has proven lack of capability to maintain nationhood.
“ This has continued to occur due to the failure of management within the South-East. The political elites have misplaced contact with the grassroots and that’s the reason IPOB can come out in a single day and the peasants out there will obey it. The IPOB sit-at-home is condemnable and it’s unacceptable.”
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