Okorocha - Holiday Mode And Other Factors That Made IPOB Sit-at Home Order Work

Okorocha - Holiday Mode And Other Factors That Made IPOB Sit-at Home Order Work

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has explained why the May 30th sit-at-home order given by Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, was successful.

Addressing a press conference in Owerri, the Governor said, "Let me correct the impression that the South East supported the seat at home order by IPOB. It is not true. Two factors that contributed to why it looks like there was seeming response to the seat at home order.

''One, the seat at home order by IPOB came shortly a day after democracy day and our people in their natural characteristic and behavior, would want to enjoy holidays as much as it can be extended.

''Secondly, the traders had fear all over the country of hoodlums taking advantage of the moment to destroy their goods and properties.

''So it is not true that the seat at home order was purposely obeyed as a mark of support for IPOB. Those who sat at home was not as a mark of support for IPOB. It was either for fear of being molested or also used that as an excuse to enjoy some extension of the holiday".

Nigerian Bulletin