Drama as Gov Obiano leads protest against IPOB sit-at-home order

 
The governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, on Monday led a protest against the continued sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

IPOB had later suspended the order but residents remained at home apparently because of fear of possible attack. 

Obiano had on Sunday threatened to seal banks and punish market and motor park leaders who would dare stay at home on Mondays. 

The state government moved to some streets in Awka, the state capital, on Monday to enforce the state's return to business. 

During the protest, the governor led members of his executive council to banks and markets in the state capital. 

"The state must avoid giving urchins the opportunity to take over the helm of affairs," he said. I chose to lead from the front in order to put an end to this fear of molestation, harassment, and intimidation.

He stated that the sit-at-home compliance had a negative impact on the state's GDP and general economy, and that banks that failed to open on such days would be sealed for a week, and that if such banks refused to open subsequently, they would be permanently closed.

On Sunday, Obiano addressed transportation leaders at the Governor's Lodge in Amawbia, saying, "I urged commuters to feel free to ply their usual routes across the state on Monday, whether they ride or drive motorcycles, keke, shuttle, buses."

"If markets do not open, I will fire the market's leadership." If the market and park leaders do not comply, they will be replaced within two weeks.”






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