Ohanaeze reacts as IPOB suspends Sit-at-Home Order
Popular Igbo group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide has hailed the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB over its decision to suspend a Sit-at-home order issued in the South-East to protest the continued detention of the group’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Ohanaeze, in a statement sent to the press on Sunday, signed by its secretary-general, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, pointed out that IPOB “towed the path of honor by withdrawing the proposed Sit-at-Home”.
The statement read in part: “This is the finest hour in Igboland, that after feeling the pulse of the people, IPOB succumbed to superior arguments that any sit at home at the moment was an ill-conceived idea and ill-timed”.
“IPOB should always engage critical stakeholders in consultative meetings before any announcement of action to avert home resistance and opposition,” the withdrawal of sit at home instantly had reinforced our obligations to propel for more diplomatic techniques through the Southeastern Governors and political leaders for the release of Nnamdi Kanu”
“There is a sign of relief in the air, the more they(IPOB) exhibit obedience to Southeastern Nigerian Governors and Ohanaeze Ndigbo.”
On Sunday, the group issued a statement announcing the suspension adding that it was to enable students write the upcoming NECO examinations.
“IPOB has listened to pleas from well-meaning individuals and groups within and outside Biafra land that we consider the fate of our children who will be involved in the NECO Exam and based on that, we decided to shift grounds over the sit-at-home order.”
The statement added; “IPOB on its part, having realised the academic deprivation the already marginalized Biafra students who entered for this year’s NECO would suffer, decided to suspend the sit-at-home order to a later date, to allow the students to take their exams.”