Authorities of Drivers Welfare Association, DWA, Anambra state have dissociated themselves from the proposed sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) targeted at compelling federal government to release its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Patron of the association, Pastor Obinna Anisiobi who disclosed this to newsmen on Sunday shortly after a demonstration carried out by their members, described such as exercise in futility, counter productive and highly against economic interest of Ndigbo in particular and South East Geo-Political zone in general.
He warned any person or group planning to enforce the order on Monday to desist as drivers and passengers were not ready to comply with it.
He said, “in as much as we the drivers are in support of any move to stop marginalization of Southeast zone and Ndigbo in particular, this fragrant abuse of and indiscriminate sit-at-home order does not augur well for the economic emancipation of the down trodden and as such not necessary since Kanu’s case is not coming up in court this Monday for hearing.
“This year’s harvest season has just begun and farmers from rural areas will need the assistance of drivers to convey their farm crops to various markets within and outside Anambra state and as such, will not like their transport activities to be disrupted as a result of the sit-at-home exercise.
” We want to align ourselves with Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Governor Willie Obiano who had previously called on Ndigbo to disregard the sit-at-home exercise and go about their normal businesses as law abiding citizens”.
“We also want to use this opportunity to call on the state police command and other sister security agencies to deploy their men to all nooks and crannies of the state to ensure that the drivers and their passengers and goods are not molested on the road but adequately protected”.