The sit-at-home order that was declared by the outlawed IPOB, the indigenous people of Biafra, is biting hard on the South East economy. What started as a joke has turned into a tradition. According to an Igbo proverb, "When an abomination stays for too long, it becomes a tradition".
Nobody would pretend that all is well with the economy of the South East, unless one is blind. Why would you close your shop on Sunday and also choose to do the same on Monday, which is the first working day of the week? But it's not the citizens' fault, but the fault of the South East Governors who have never bordered what the masses are going through. The South East Governors, by their actions at the last Southern Governors' meeting held in Enugu, are a pointer that they are not in control of the East, and are not ready to do so. If not, why would the Governors be absent from the meeting that was billed to be hosted by them? It is like being absent from one's own wedding ceremony.
The situation is so bad that no one can help the masses in the East. The ball may later be played by the Federal Government, or even the Southern Governors' leadership. It's high time the elders and Ohaneze Ndigbo worldwide leadership should invite the leadership of the Southern States, Akeredolu, to intervene on their behalf, since it's becoming obvious that the Eastern Governors, under the leadership of Dave Umahi, may not wake up from slumber soon. It's a pity. The proscribed IPOB has even boasted about locking down the South East for one month should the FG fail to bring their leader to court for the next court proceeding. It's likely they will enforce it, since there's no one in charge here.
Allow the South East Governors to awaken from their slumber and convene to make decisions on how to end this over 8-week sit-at-home order, the end date of which is unknown. Observers are of the opinion that if the South East Governors had met with President Buhari and demanded the release of Kanu, the president would have done something as a father would have done to his son who had sinned against him. Because if Buhari could pardon Fani-Kayode without too much of a story, what about Kanu, he would have done this for a long time, and normalcy would have returned to the East.
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