Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has asked those behind enforcing sit-at-home in the Southeast region to stop the exercise.
Kanu spoke through his lead counsel, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, in a video clip.
According to Ozekhome, Kanu said he does not believe in the sit-at-home, insisting he could not be fighting for his people and at the same time shutting down their economy.
He cited the effect of the sit-at-home exercise on the social, economic, cultural and political life of the people, lamenting that it has put the Igbo under psychological, psychical and mental stricture.
”As his lead counsel and lawyer, he has told me that he does not believe in sit-at-Home; he cannot be fighting for his people and shutting down their economy. How do they feed? How will they train their children? Many a time, he cried to me in my presence that he wants to be released so that he can hold a world press conference and address the Igbo and Ala Igbo and the entire world to say, “Don’t stay at home on Mondays, go about your normal duties, go to work; because the Bible tells us it is upon the labour of your hands, I will bless the fruits of your labour.
“So, I am now re-echoing again and again what Nnamdi Kanu has told me, “He does not believe in that sit-at-home on Mondays, which cripples the social, economic, cultural and political life of the people, putting them under psychological, psychical and mental stricture and torture,” Kanu said through Ozekhome.
Many Imo residents however remained indoors today due to fear of the unknown.
Our correspondent, who monitors the situation, reports that several institutions remain closed as few motorists were seen plying the roads.
Many workers did not report to duty as a visit to the state secretariat revealed.
Some streets in Owerri Metropolis were deserted as shops did not open for business activity.
According to some residents sit-at-home on Mondays has now become a recurring issue which is affecting the people’s psyche.