The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has rubbished the sit-at-home order recently declared by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in solidarity with its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who is currently in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.
NAIJALOADED recalls that the secessionist group had earlier in the month ordered that sit-at-home would be observed every Monday in all parts of Southeast pending the freedom of Kanu.
But due to pressures from stakeholders, IPOB suspended the action, saying the sit-at-home would now be observed any day the Kanu would be appearing in court to continue his trial which bothers on treason felony.
Despite the suspension, NAIJALOADED observes that activities are yet to resume in the region on Mondays over fear of attacks by hoodlums.
However, Uzodinma who spoke during an interview with Channels TV on Thursday as monitored by our correspondent, said the order has not been observed in Imo State, stressing that only orders from his government can be observed.
Despite the unrest in some parts of the state, particularly Orlu, the governor claimed that Imo is “relatively peaceful”.
“There is no any order outside the government of Imo State. Because there is a government and IPOB is not the government in Imo. I am still the governor of the State.
“Imo State government has not authorized any sit-at-home and like I said, in Imo State, everybody is going about their businesses every day, workers are going to work, and normal activities are going on.
“For now, Imo State is relatively calm. Before the end of last league, we even had a match between heartland and Adamawa football club in the night at our stadium and people who watched it all over the world will tell you the level of friendliness and calm environment in Imo State”.