Ohanaeze accuses Kanu’s enemies of sponsoring sit-at-home
• Urges Ndigbo to resist terror
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC), yesterday, accused enemies of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, of being behind the sit-at-home order.
The group called on the people of South East to resist the reign of terror, which is being masterminded by enemies of Ndigbo through the ex-leader of IPOB, Simon Ekpa.
A statement by the National President of the youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Okwu Nnabuike, said it is now clear that enemies of Igbo are sponsoring Ekpa.
He said that Ekpa, a self-acclaimed disciple of Kanu, had ordered Ndigbo to stay at home for five days.
Nnabuike wondered how any right thinking person would ask people to sit-at-home for five days at a time the country’s economy is biting harder.
Okwu said: “We are few days away to Christmas and New Year celebrations, with a lot of bills for parents to pay, including house rents and school fees by January.
“But someone, who is in far away Finland, from the comfort of his room, is telling parents and breadwinners to stay at home for five days.
“It is clear that Ekpa has no regard for Kanu’s lawyers; yet, he claims to be his disciple. Kanu spoke this week, through his lawyer, that he did not give any order for sit-at-home.
“He spoke about the economic implications of such directive on the people he is fighting for their freedom. So, whose interest is Ekpa serving?
“A clear analysis of his statement clearly showed that enemies of Ndigbo paid him to ensure a total destruction of the South East economy. Both Ekpa and his sponsors are enemies of Kanu and Ndigbo. But we will no longer allow their reign of terror continue. This will not be allowed to happen.”
Okwu urged the people of South East to ignore what he called “baseless and senseless order.”