SPC Kicks Against 'Sit- at - Home' Order In Anambra, Others - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Thursday, September 16, 2021

SPC Kicks Against 'Sit- at - Home' Order In Anambra, Others

••• Says IPOB Order Is Crippling Businesses In Igboland

                         •Wilson (right) 

By Mick Oseji,  Asaba

The Southern People Congress(SPC) has kicked against continued observance and enforcement of sit - at - home order in the South - East of Nigeria, saying it is crippling the economy and social life of the region. 

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had issued an order directing people in the geopolitical zone to sit at home every Monday  in solidarity with its arrested leader, Nnamdi KANU, who has been in detention of the Department of State Service (DSS) since June this year. 

SPC noted that despite the fact that the proscribed IPOB organisation which initially slammed the order on Igbo people had rescinded the decision, some people kept obeying and enforcing it in Igboland every Monday. 

The group in a release made available to The Daily Crucible, recalled that governor Willy Obiano of Anambra State had given directives that all businesses in the State - banks, supermarkets, filling stations and other activities earlier shut down in Awka and environs must be reopened on Mondays but IPOB members had refused to resume works or businesses.

In the release, the President of SPC, Hon. George Wilson, however, appealed to the IPOB leaders and stakeholders to rescind the sit-at-home order so that business activities could return to normal in Anambra and other parts of the eastern region.

"No doubts, the state and the eastern region would have recorded tremendous and huge lost of revenues that cannot be redeemable, the Governor has spoken well in this regards and we are in support of him," the President noted. 

Also, Mr. Enobong Oton , a member of SPC appealed to the people to resume Monday businesses, declaring that the sit at home order is anti-people and anti-development capable of  destroying the economy of Anambra State.

According to Otoh, the order is an option that makes sense only to those who have little or no economic stakes in the state.

 "Only enemies places embargo on economic activities, not friends," he cautioned. 

Another chieftain of SPC and director of Finance,  Mr. Solomon Oba, wondered how the Eastern region found itself in the avoidable quagmire.

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