Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has said that other forces are using the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) sit-at-home order to harm the south-economy. east’s
On Tuesday, September 14, Obi told journalists at a Lagos airport that given the bizarre manner the order has purportedly been executed by the outlawed group, investors and established enterprises may quit the region.
The former Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party also stated that the latest attack on school children by supposed IPOB members is uncharacteristic of Igbo people and stems from misplaced aggression.
“Since IPOB has announced suspension of sit-at-home, it is reasonable to suspect that other forces might be hiding behind IPOB to draw back the south-east through such acts as well as the needless call for stay at home on Mondays, a critical day for business/official work, which is only hurting the economy of the south-east.
“Would investors come to the zone under the present condition? Would established businesses not think of leaving the south-east under such a condition?
“Would traders from neighbouring countries that flock Aba and Onitsha on Mondays not seek and stick with alternatives? Would some industries not think of relocating?”