The Ohanaeze Ndigbo socio-cultural organization has requested President Bola Tinubu to proclaim a state of emergency concerning the sit-at-home directive in the Southeast. Ohanaeze has stated that declaring a state of emergency would serve as a powerful message to the Southeast governors, compelling them to seek a lasting solution to the directive. Waffi TV has recalled the instances when Biafra agitator Simon Ekpa has declared sit-at-homes in the Southeast.
Ekpa’s directive has worsened the crisis in the region, leading to attempts to disrupt its economic activities. In response, the Secretary-General of Ohanaeze, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, has emphasized that the organization will not permit Ekpa to undermine the economic activities of the Southeast.
Speaking with DAILY POST, Isiguzoro said: “A desperate moment needs desperate action. We want to warn again that Ohanaeze will not fold its arms and allow miscreants to destroy economic activities in the Southeast.
“If possible, where this sit-at-home is happening should be declared a state of emergency. This is what Tinubu would do that will make the Southeast governors sit up and find a lasting solution to the problem.
“Ekpa has declared a second Biafra War, which Igbos are not ready to fight. Igbos are supporting Tinubu and would assist in ensuring that this rebellion is squashed.
“Ekpa’s action is an attempt to divide Igbos, and we wonder why Peter Obi and the rest are not talking. We hope this is not a conspiracy against the president.”