- Governor Uzodimma has urged Imo residents to go about their normal business and ignored an alleged new IPOB sit-at-home arrangement
- The Imo state governor said those behind the order have been identified and will soon be arrested by security forces
- Uzodimma also sent a strong message to the oil marketers in the state that sold above normal price. Warning of the consequences of your actions
Owerri, Imo State – Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo has urged residents to of the state to ignore the rumored arrangement of sitting at home by the forbidden indigenous peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
The Guardian reported that Imo The state governor called the congregation in the government building chapel in Owerri after the service on Sunday, September 12th and added that the people behind the order had been identified and would soon be arrested and charged.
Meanwhile, Governor Uzodimma also thanked the residents of Imo for their contribution to the successful reception by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday September 9th
Increase in gasoline prices
In a Facebook post, Governor Uzodimma talks about rising prices and the scarcity of petroleum products in the state, urging petroleum marketers in the state to return to normal prices immediately.
He said the state government had set up a task force to locate and seal all gas stations, sell above normal prices and make them full weight of the law.
According to him, every petrol station that sells the products on the black market is not only sealed, but its licenses are also revoked.
Local residents react
Commenting on Governor Uzodimmas t Regarding the fuel price hike, Emeka Emetu D’Mighty said:
“Mr. Governor, before you use violence, did you request a round table discussion to determine the source of the problem?
“I strongly support that no gas station over 165 should be sold as this is not an increase nationwide. But you have to hold a meeting, find out the problem and then negotiate a solution. Thank you.”
The precious Osuji said:
“How can a gas station sell fuel at a price of 330 per liter. Tomorrow we will blame Buhari.”
Bright Igboanugo said:
“I am disappointed with the leadership of the governors in the East, who cannot guarantee security for the people and businesses in the Southeast.
“Why not set up a task for a police and army patrol team, including other security agencies, to circumnavigate the state to stop and break law and order. And let people do their business safely. “
Arinze Chukwu Ehirim said:
” The best thing to do is to obey the court order by paying the man Imo state government destroys his gas station. And everything will go back to normal. “
The IPOB order to sit at home did not affect the visit of President Buhari – Governor Uzodimma
Earlier, the governor of Imo state of Uzodimma said the sit-at-home policy will have no effect on President Buhari’s visit to the state.
Uzodinma noted that the order only on social media platforms. and added that the residents of the state were delighted to see the president’s visit and came out to greet him.
How the sit-at- IPOB’s Home Order Impacts Southeastern Economy – Nnamani
In a similar development, former Enugu State Governor Chimaroke Nnamani has expressed deep concern over the sit-at- Home policy of the IPOB voiced.
Nnamani said the arrangement was against the Inte ressen the Igbo, adding that it had negatively impacted the economy and social life in the Southeast.
Legislators said Igbo character is defined by hard work, whereby It should be noted that the order of sitting at home is contrary to this characteristic and is a “betrayal of Igbo interests”.