Ohanaeze declares support for IPOB sit-at -home order October 1st
By Steve Oko
The agitation for Biafra restoration has received a major boost as the apex Igbo Socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, for the first time, has declared support for the sit -at -home order issued by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, on October 1st to protest injustice, killings and economic strangulation by the federal government.
IPOB had called for total boycott of the Nigeria independence anniversary events to register its discontent with Nigeria ,and announce it readiness to fully restore Biafra.
It urged all residents of Biafra to remain indoors on October 1st while calling for a total lock down of all markets, public places and business activities in the region.
Responding to the development, Ohanaeze hailed IPOB for the move, saying it is in full support of it as it did not amount to violation of any law.
According to Vanguard report, the Organisation’s National Publicity Secretary, Barrister Uche Achi Okpaga, said that there was nothing wrong for people to sit at home provided they were not violating the law of the land.
His words :“If IPOB said so, we are supporting it. They are our children. We are supporting it since it is not against the law and so far as it is not a violent act. it is obtainable anywhere in the world. So, we are totally in support of it.”
IPOB had also said it would announce its plans for the total restoration of Biafra on October 1st, and asked security forces never to contemplate killing Biafra agitators .
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