Former Governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi has said that other forces might be hiding behind proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) sit-at-home order, to hurt the economy of the south-east.
Obi who addressed journalists at a Lagos airport on Tuesday September 14, said investors and established businesses might leave the region given the bizzare ways the order has been allegedly enforced by the proscribed group.
The former Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party also said that the recent attack by alleged IPOB members on school children is an out-of-place behaviour of Igbo people, and is borne out of misguided aggression.
“Since IPOB has announced suspension of sit-at-home, it is reasonable to suspect that other forces might be hiding behind IPOB to draw back the south-east through such acts as well as the needless call for stay at home on Mondays, a critical day for business/official work, which is only hurting the economy of the south-east.
“Would investors come to the zone under the present condition? Would established businesses not think of leaving the south-east under such a condition?
“Would traders from neighbouring countries that flock Aba and Onitsha on Mondays not seek and stick with alternatives? Would some industries not think of relocating?”