‘Ghost Monday’: Ohanaeze knocks IPOB’s sit-at-home order, calls it “unwise”
Apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has condemned the ‘Ghost Monday’ sit-at-home order declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The secessionist group ordered Igbo businesses to shut down every Monday until its detained Leader, Nnamdi Kanu is freed. The order takes effect from August 9.
In its reaction, Ohanaeze said it was unwise for IPOB to arrogate to itself the power to determine when people of the South-East go out or stay at home.
Ohanaeze also condemned the militarisation of the South-East, saying placing a checkpoint at every kilometre was tantamount to declaring the zone a conquered territory.
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The National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze, Chief Alex Ogbonnia, spoke on behalf of the apex Igbo group on Tuesday.
“For a group to come up to try to dictate for the Igbo on the days to go to work and days they shouldn’t go to work for Nnamdi Kanu is unwise. The wise thing to do is to make wider consultation with the people and the leadership of the region,” he said.