A popular former lawmaker Shehu Sani, has weighed in on the discussion of how to end to the ongoing every Monday sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People Of Biafra IPOB.
The IPOB group had few weeks ago issued a directive that every Mondays across the South-Eastern states of Nigeria will be a ghost day.
The group ordered residents in the area to always sit-at-home in a way of showing their support and pushing for the release of their detained leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Kanu since his rearrest from Kenya, has been in the custody of the Department of State Service DSS; he will appear before the Court in October to continue facing his trial which borders on treasonable felony.
In what looked like another directive, the IPOB in a statement that went viral suspended it’s initial sit-at-home order, stating that the sit-at-home order will one be effective on the days Kanu will be appearing in court.
However, residents in the S’Eastern region rebuffed the report and continued staying at home on every Monday, a situation which the Governors of the region said is affecting the economy.
Reacting to the every Monday sit-at-home, the former Kaduna Central senator said that the exercise can only be suspended by those who gave the order initially.
“The only way to end sit-at-home on Mondays is for those who issued the order to issue a directly ‘opposite’ one, ‘come out of home on Mondays’,” Sani wrote on Twitter.
In case you don’t know, it has been reported that persons who had violated the sit-at-home directive were on several occasions attacked and maimed by unknown persons.