The former Governor of Anambra State and Vice-Presidential candidate of the PDP during the 2019 election, Dr Peter Obi has questioned the sanity behind the continued Sit-at-home of the IPOB in the South-East noting that some forces might be hiding behind the order to use it de-stabilize and drawback the economy of the South-East.
The PDP chieftain said in Lagos, Tuesday, September 14 while speaking to some journalist at the Lagos Muritala Muhammad Airport, saying investors and established businesses might leave the region given the bizarre current economic conditions based on the sit-at-home order by the proscribed pro-Ndigbo secessionist group the IPOB.
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Dr Peter Obi also said that the recent attack by alleged IPOB members on school children is an out-of-place behavior of Igbo people, and is borne out of misguided aggression.
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“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?”
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