Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization has declared support for the planned IPOB sit-at-home demonstration on October 1st.
Ohanaeze conveyed the declaration of support on Wednesday in a telephone chat with the Organisation’s National Publicity Secretary, Barrister Uche Achi Okpaga who noted that the call by IPOB does not violate any law of the land.
Naija News recalls the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has urged all its members in the Southeast states and outside to shutdown their markets, schools, and businesses on Octorber 1 as a mark of respect to all those who were killed as a result of terrorism in Nigeria.
IPOB issued the directive on Wednesday, September 23, with claims that the sit-at-home order was aimed at expressing displeasure over bad leadership being experienced in the country over the years.
IPOB in the statement signed and released by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, lamented the killing of innocent civilians especially Christians, ethnic cleansing in Southern Kaduna, and elsewhere across the Middle Belt.
Reacting, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Wednesday said the IPOB call follows what is obtainable even on the international scene as long as such act does not include violence.
“If IPOB said so, we are supporting it. They are our children. We are supporting it since it is not against the law and so far as it is not a violent act. it is obtainable anywhere in the world. So, we are totally in support of it,” Okpaga declared.