The Anambra South Senator warned Ekpa whom he said is going about doing his job in Finland on Mondays to stop telling sit at home on Mondays in Anambra State. The lawmaker representing Anambra South in the Senate, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, has told a Biafran agitator, Simon Ekpa, to take his sit-at-home crusade to his home state of Ebonyi and leave Anambra State out of it.
Ekpa has been a strong proponent of sit-at-home directives in the South Eastern states despite the mainstream leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, suspending the exercise.
During a stakeholders meeting of the Anambra South zone, Senator Ubah raised security and economic concerns occasioned by the unproductive Monday sit-at-home order calling for an end to it, starting with Nnewi.
The Anambra South Senator warned Ekpa whom he said is going about doing his job in Finland on Monday to stop instructing a sit-at-home order on Mondays in Anambra State.
“I have heard from one Simon Ekpa, this is a warning Simon, for 17 good times you have mentioned Ifeanyi Ubah and I did not reply to you. You have been seeking my attention for 17 good times and I am answering you today, never ever mention Ifeanyi Ubah or Nnewi again.
“Your state Ebonyi is APC state and you have never one day mentioned your state Ebonyi. Ebonyi does not observe sit-at-home, you are in Finland contesting for councillorship or whatever, and you go to your job on Mondays but you want to deprive people because you have communication gadgets, you have the internet to run propaganda.
“I am elected officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and I represent the people of Anambra South. To you Simon Ekpa and your co-travellers, for anyone of you to mention sit-at-home again, you will start preaching the sit-at-home from Ebonyi before you continue to mention Anambra State and Enugu.
“I am telling you Simon Ekpa, be careful, I won’t say more than this, you have mentioned me 17 times and I’m going to reply once, Try me you will see. Go and observe sit-at-home in Ebonyi and also with your father, your family go and observe sit-at-home in your village and leave Anambra State alone,” Ubah said.
The lawmaker indicated that they would remain steadfast in their decision to annul any sit-at-home directive in spite of attempts by spies to meddle in their affairs.
“As a representative of the people of Anambra State, Nnewi North being the political capital of Anambra South, we deem it fit to say we will not continue to sit at home on Mondays.
“From this Monday, every business based in Nnewi will be open for business. We have our men, we have our system – we know saboteurs will come to sabotage what we are doing but we are resolute to fight any aggressor that will come into this town,” Ubah declared.