Imo State Governor Senator Hope Uzodinma has said that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is powerless in Imo State where 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.

Hope Uzodinma added that because people in the state did not obey IPOB’s orders, it made normal activities to flourish in the state. 

He 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 business men 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.”

We recall that IPOB gave an order for sit-at-home every Mondays in protest against the arrest and extradition of its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu allegedly from Kenya. The order has been very effective and it seems the government is afraid of the growing popularity of the secessionist body.