Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, the most important Igbo sociocultural group, has pleaded with Southeast residents to fend against a full reign of terror being supported by Ndigbo's foes through Simon Ekpa.
Ekpa, a self-described discipline of IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, reportedly ordered Ndigbo to remain at home for five days, according to HIT UP TV
In response, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, stated that it was now obvious that Ekpa was supported by adversaries of Igboland.
He questioned why anyone with a clear head would ask people to stay at home for five days in a row when the nation's economic problems were getting worse.
He stated, "There are still a lot of bills for parents to pay, including house rent and school fees before January, as we approach the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
However, someone in distant Finland is advising parents and breadwinners to stay at home for five days from the comfort of his chamber.
"What is even more puzzling is that the aforementioned Ekpa claims to be Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's disciple but has no regard for Kanu's legal counsel. This week, Kanu, the leader of IPOB, claimed via his attorney that he had not authorized any sit-at-home protests. He discussed the financial effects on the same people whose freedom he is battling for. Simon Ekpa is thus acting in someone's interest.
"A comprehensive study of his comments demonstrated unequivocally that Ndigbo's adversaries bribed him to ensure the complete collapse of the Southeast economy. Ndigbo and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu are the opponents of Ekpa and his backers. However, we won't put up with their intimidation any longer. This won't be permitted to occur.
Okwu exhorted the Southeast's populace to disregard the "baseless and senseless order." This is especially true now that the leadership of IPOB has publicly stated that there is no such thing as a sit-at-home day.