Governor Hope Uzodinma has said that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) does not have any power in Imo state which he governs.
Addressing State House correspondents after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa,
Abuja on Wednesday, August 25, the Governor stated that IPOB’s sit-at-home order did not work in his state
because only a constituted authority like his government can give order on when people can stay away
from their work or businesses and they will obey.
Uzodinma added that because people in the state did not obey IPOB’s orders, it made normal activities to
flourish in the state.
However, The governor, who said that the state was relatively calm and people going about that people were going about their
businesses without fear because people in the state do not obey IPOB’s orders.
Furthermore, Governor Hope Uzodinma said;
“Even the people on their own called off the sit-at-home order. In Imo State, it is not being observed.
People are doing their businesses.
“Most people in Imo are businessmen and women who depend on their daily activities and income to
feed their families. So, they cannot afford to sit at home idle and allow hunger to ravage the state.”
By Taiyelolu A