3rd July, 2023
The Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, has indicated that he will lead a massive protest in his hometown of Nnewi today, Monday 3 July against the sit-at-home order of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB.
He revealed this while lamenting that the sit-at-home order in the South-East, usually enforced by gunmen believed to be loyal to secessionist group IPOB has resulted in big damage to the economy of the region.
“Enough is enough and we have resolved in agreement with our constituents that there will be no more observation of sit-at-home orders in Nnewi from Monday, July 3, 2023.
“We have cooperated to obey the sit-at-home order all this while, but we have also found out that we are losing our economic base, jobs, and business opportunities.
“As a representative of the good people of Anambra South senatorial district, Nnewi North is the political capital of Anambra South, I deem it fit to say we will not continue to have sit-at-home on Mondays,” Ubah was quoted as saying in a report by The Punch newspaper.
“From this Monday, every business area in Nnewi shall be open for business. We have our men; we have our system. I know saboteurs will try to sabotage our efforts, but we’re resolved to fight any aggressor that will come into this town,” Ubah added.
“The abrogation of the self-inflicted injury called Monday sit-at-home would start from this Monday, July 3. We are going to march on a road show across various markets and roads tomorrow (Monday) to demonstrate to the people that they are safe and should start coming out for business on Mondays,” Ifeanyi Uba said.
He said that adequate security measures and equipment have been put in place to ensure water-tight security of lives and properties to ensure that businesses open on Monday without any repercussion.
He spoke when he was presenting security equipment and gadgets to vigilante operatives from the four quarters of Nnewi, comprising Otolo, Uruagu, Umudim, and Nnewi-Ichi.at the Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium, Nnewi, Anambra State, on Sunday.
He urged the vigilante operatives to use the equipment to provide water-tight security for the people.
“The vigilante operatives have been charged to beef up security around all the major markets in Nnewi and ensure that traders and their goods are given adequate protection from the so-called unknown gunmen this Monday and subsequent Mondays to stamp out the canker worm called sit-at-home.
“I have procured a number of security gadgets and equipment such as CCTV cameras, patrol vans, motorcycles, walkie-talkies, wooden ‘osisi agaga’ from Nnewi evil forests and I am handing these equipment over to the vigilante operatives to help them in tackling any resultant security breach that may arise as we resolve to end this cankerworm called ‘sit-at-home’.”
Credit: Punch Newspaper