The leaders of South East geo-political zone which includes the Governors, leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo,
Religious leaders, national assembly members, among others have resolved to do everything within their powers to stop the sit-at-homes in the region.
This was part of the resolutions of the meeting of the leaders at Lion Building, Government House, Enugu State held on Tuesday, 5th October, 2021.
The leaders said the region will no longer watch while Igbos that are mainly outside the country continue to stop economic activities in the region even when the leadership of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has cancelled the order.
“The meeting condemned the sit-at-home orders, which are mostly issued by our people in diaspora who do not feel the pains. In view of the information that even IPOB has cancelled the sit-at-home, the meeting resolved that Governors and all people of the South East do everything within the law to ensure that there’s no further sit-at-home in the South East and that the people are allowed to freely move about in the zone.
The meeting also condemned the killings in the region and “agreed to join hands with security agencies to stop the killings.”
Present at the meeting is the host, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, the Chairman of the South East Governors forum, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma.
Abia State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu is standing in for his Governor while Anambra State Governor is conspicuously absent and didn’t send any representative.
Also present are National Assembly members from the South East geo-political zone, former Governors OF Abia, Theodore Orji and Ebonyi, Martins Elechi, former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd), leaders of the religious and traditional institutions from the zone including leaders of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.