According to Ohanaeze, it is an act of cowardice for them to hide in their comfort zone in Europe and America to lead Biafra agitation.
“We warn that the era of Biafra agitators, residing in Europe, Asia and America giving directives to Igbos have ended.
“They should relocate to Nigeria to physically lead the struggle, as it’s an act of cowardice to hide in your comfort zone in Europe, and America to lead Biafra agitation,” Ohanaeze said in a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro.
The group also called on Governors in the South East of the country to search for lasting solutions to the ongoing weekly sit-at-home in the region.
The group said it was time for the Governors to swing into action since they now blamed some yet to be identified criminals for hijacking the exercise.
Ohanaeze said it was obvious that men of the underworld have taken advantage of IPOB’s miscalculations to unleash terrorist raids and onslaughts against Ndigbo.
“Drastic measures are needed to arrest this shameless activity that has paralyzed the academic, economic and social activities in the southeast. The governors should know that posterity will be unkind and unfair to them if they concede to circumstances of sit-at-home and didn’t confront the hyper dreaded monster squarely,” he said.
“No Igbo Governor or Senator deserves to seek for election in 2023 if they lacked the balls to stamp out the disgraceful activities that have ridiculed southeastern Nigerians, who are known as the best black entrepreneurs and business merchants across the globe.
“We are compelled by the evidence of insubordination before us, to advise that the southeast governors should sack and dismiss all major markets leadership in their respective states or give them an ultimatum to quit adherence to the observation of sit at home.
“All markets in the southeast are instrumental in helping the governors to end the absurdity of madness called the Ipob’s sit at home because the structure of most influencers of Sit at home is amongst the Market leadership in the southeast, and any day they pull out of the secessionist crusade, it will collapse like pack of cards”.
Ohanaeze further blamed the IPOB for initially instituting the sit-at-home exercise without any consultative meetings with the Igbo leadership and political leaders.
The group called on the secessionist group to tender a public apology and ask for forgiveness from Ndigbo for their mistakes which have destroyed the economic and social activities in the southeast.