Willie Obiano and his Commissioners took to the streets of Awka in response to the sit-at-home order which has been imposed on all South- easterners over Nnamdi Kanu’ s detention, Daily Trust reports.
The governor called on all traders to go out to work and open their shops. This helped to disregard the IPOB’ s market closure order.
On Monday, September 13, Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano led a protest against IPOB activities. Willie Obiano staged mass protests in response to a house arrest order issued by the Biafran opposition group IPOB.
His Excellency Willie Obiano took to the streets of Awka yesterday to get people back to business and to stay home every Monday. The Daily Trust said the governor took his commissioners to visit some banks and markets.
Entering the Eke Awka market in the Anambra state capital, Governor Obiano called on traders to stop following the IPOB and open their shops.
” We have to try to prevent some extremists from taking control of our country. I have chosen to lead this to end this defeat, humiliation, and threat. ”
As a result of the march by the governor and his staff, people began to flock to make money; banks, rental cars, and markets were seen operating. The governor on Sunday threatened to close banks, bus stations, and markets that failed to open on Monday due to the IPOB threat.
” I urge travelers to follow our path on Monday, whether they are on a car, motorcycle, or bicycle. ”
” If the markets are not open, I will remove the market leaders. If market and channel leaders don’t follow orders, I will change them in two weeks. ”
According to the newspaper, the governor said the closure of workplaces and fundraising had an impact on the state’s economy known as trade.