Sit at Home:Anambra Residents Shun Ekpa, Open for Business

By Ikeugonna Eleke

Residents of Anambra State, Tuesday, shunned the civil disobedience order by separatist leader and Finland based agitator, Mr Simon Ekpa, which called for the people of the Southeast to sit at home.

Ekpa, in several broadcasts, had said that the sit-at-home would last for two weeks, starting from July 31 to August 14.

The agitator had in a video on Monday rejoiced over what he called the total shutdown of the zone in obedience to his order, while saying that from Tuesday, the entire Igbo Land would be a ghost town.

Though he said the move was to press the Federal Government to release detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), MrNnamdiKanu, Kanu’s supporters had dismissed the claim, saying that he was not a member of the group, but rather working against it.

In Awka, Anambra State capital, schools, markets, banks and motor parks were all open for business in defiance to the order.

A resident of the state, MrArinzeUzor, said: ‘He is asking us to sit at home, will he feed anyone? We stayed at home on Monday because it is almost becoming a norm to sit at home on Monday. But the remaining days, we will not listen to him.’