Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has lashed out against IPOB’s imminent threat of locking down the South East if the federal government fails to produce the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, in court on October 21.
However IPOB released a statement that warns that there would be a month-long lockdown if Nnamdi Kanu is not in court come October 21.
Sequel to the threats of the IPOB, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has asked IPOB to rather match to Abuja and protest to the Federal Government.
The secretary-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Okechukwu Isiguzoro in a statement intimated that the lockdown would impose economic hardship and untold hardhips in the South East so they should have a rethink of the whole thing.
The statement read: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide are committed to providing a political solution for the release of the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from custody,”
“The exponents of sit-at-home should be cautious of the regaining consciousness of Ndigbo to defy further directives, as the best approach before the IPOB leadership is to mobilise the disciples of Nnamdi Kanu in millions to take advantage of the October 21st court trial and massively take over the streets of Abuja peacefully without confrontation with security agencies so that the international community will handle the matter and convince the federal government to do the needful.
“If 60 million IPOB members as acclaimed the leadership can storm Abuja, they will be forced to produce Nnamdi Kanu before the Abuja High Court as southeast sit-at-home is fading away as Igbo are getting back from the dreamland to face reality.
“IPOB will gradually lose Igbo support if they continue to make things difficult for Ndigbo, especially with the continuous denial of not being accountable for the various scandals and crimes committed against humanity by the so-called cultists, who disguise under the sit-at-home orders to perpetrate evils.”