Monday, 27 May, 2024

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Sit at home maintained in the commercial cities of Nnewi, Onitsha, and beyond, despite multiple announcements by IPOB for people to return to their businesses


Okwy Ndujekwu

The saying this: ‘it is easy to give a monkey a cup of water but retrieving the cup back almost always end in futility.’ It would seem that either the people have converted their Mondays as part of their weekend, or they have chosen to sit at home to spite the IPOB for the initial violence used to enforce the order.

This seemed to be the scenario playing out in most of the Igbo land of the Southeast. The traditional leaders and the Bishops have come together to jointly ask the people to go back to their businesses while tackling the government for the shoddy way the Nnamdi Kanu’s case had been going.

While the markets in Onitsha and Nnewi were open for business, few of the traders that tried to take advantage of the opening soon became frustrated and had to close because there was nobody to buy.

Many traders and transporters who became aware today that the Southeast traditional rulers and the representatives of the Igbo Bishops have signed a communique calling on the federal government to respect the due process in the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, and have also thanked IPOB for calling the “sit-home-order” off. In the communique, they noted the Attorney General’s disposition that the court may not be the suitable place for resolving the Nnamdi Kanu’s case.

One of the market leaders that spoke to our reporter insisted that all transporters, traders, and banks must come together to synchronize the opening following Monday. He argued that everyone has to be on the same page.

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