Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, the elected representative for Anambra South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, has delivered a solid message to Simon Ekpa, a self-proclaimed follower of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
During his address to over 2000 vigilant operatives at the Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium in Nnewi, Anambra State, on Monday, the legislator announced that there would no longer be a sit-at-home order in his constituency.
Ubah expressed his concerns about the negative impact of the weekly Monday sit-at-home protest, which has persisted for the past two years, on business opportunities within his jurisdiction.
Simon Ekpa, a Finnish citizen, had initiated the Monday sit-at-home movement in the Southeast region to protest Kanu’s detention.
Ubah, who alleged that Ekpa had been seeking his attention, cautioned the secessionist against enforcing any future sit-at-home directives in Nnewi, suggesting that he should start within his community in Ebonyi State.
He stated, “We have observed a sit-at-home order every Monday for the past two years. However, we have noticed that this practice is detrimental to employment and business prospects. As the representative of the honorable people of Anambra South, we declare an end to the sit-at-home order on Mondays.
“Starting this Monday, all businesses in Nnewi will resume their everyday operations.
“Simon Ekpa, this is a warning to you. You have mentioned Ifeanyi Uba seventeen times, trying to gain my attention. Today, I am responding to you.
“Do not ever mention Ifeanyi Uba or Nnewi again. You are in Finland, contesting for a councilor position. You go about your job every Monday, but you attempt to undermine us by spreading propaganda on the internet.
“Before mentioning Anambra and Nnewi, start your sit-at-home campaign in Ebonyi. Simon Ekpa, I am advising you to be cautious.”