The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), two pro-Biafra organizations, have been praised for their positions regarding the Monday sit-at-home protest in Enugu State by the youth wing of the leading Igbo sociocultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide.
It may be noted that on Monday, a number of organizations supported Peter Mbah, the governor of Enugu, in his decision to ban sit-at-home days in the state.
The National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, praised the pro-Biafra organizations for sticking with the people in a statement made accessible to press on Wednesday.
Okwu observed that the sit-at-home day had lost its effectiveness due to its wide-ranging implications on the economy.
The fact that everyone, including religious and traditional leaders, spoke with a single voice, he continued, “shows that we have all realized that the typical Monday sit-at-home is harming our land. It has not at all aided in our direction.
However, the Ohanaeze Youth President urged the five South-East governors to band together and issue a new demand for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB, to be released.
“The governors should urge Kanu’s release with a unified voice; now is not the time for division.
“President Bola Tinubu is a distinct guy, and if the governors make the request to him, I am confident that he will pay attention to them.
However, Okwu urged them to quit working alone. Instead, they should resurrect the South-East Governors’ Forum and approach the president on its behalf. The president will grant their request.