Igbo leaders made up of governors, religious and traditional leaders on Tuesday condemned the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra for its order to sit at home every Monday which has had a crippling effect on socio- economic activities in the southeast.
The leaders in an eight- point statement after their meeting at the Enugu government house on Tuesday, declared that such an order can no longer be upheld, especially when those who issued the order were outside the country.
Southeast Governors Forum Chairman and Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi, who read the leaders’ resolutions, said: ” The Southeast condemned the killings in the region and agreed to join the security agencies to stop the killings.
” The meeting condemned the sit- at- home orders, which are mostly issued by our people in the diaspora who don’ t feel the pain.
” In view of the information that even the IPOB had canceled the sit- at- home, the meeting resolved that the governors and all the people of the Southeast do everything that is within the law to ensure that there is no more sit- at- home. – home in the South East and that people can circulate freely in the area ” .
The leaders revealed that the ” meeting agreed that the Southeastern Ebubeagu security team will launch in all Southeastern states and laws will be passed in several Southeastern states before the end of 2021. ”
They acknowledged receipt of the report of the ” Ohaneze committee on various matters affecting the Southeast, especially on the issue of security and the marginalization of the population of the Southeast, and resolved to study the reports of Ohaneze Worldwide for their immediate implementation and commitment to the federal government” . Government for the amicable solution of all the problems that agitate the minds of our people, especially the young people ” .
They also agreed to support security agencies to restore peace in the southeast; and also resolved to support the elections in the state of Anambra and ordered the security agencies to guarantee a peaceful election in the state of Anambra on November 6, 2021.
The meeting was attended by Governors Hope Uzodinma, David Umahi, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi from the states of Imo, Ebonyi and Enugu respectively, the deputy governor of the state of Abia, church leaders from the main religious organizations in the area, as well as royal parents, community leaders and young. and women leaders, leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, elected officials, members of the National Assembly of the area.
The meeting ordered the clergy, bishops, CAN, Ohanaeze and traditional rulers to continues dialogue with the youth.