The group made the call in a communique issued and signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Alex Ogbonnia.
Browsing: sit-at-home order
The group’s Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday after denying IPOB’s involvement in the forthcoming Anambra governorship election.
The drivers made the appeal in interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria Correspondent in Umuahia.
The declaration was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of their meeting with stakeholders and made available to newsmen.
The Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Rabiu Hussaini, confirmed the incident in a press statement on Monday.
Though IPOB had later suspended the order, residents had continued to stay at home every Monday apparently because of fear of possible attack by hoodlums.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that IPOB had fixed Monday every week for its sit-at-home programme.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that streets and roads that were deserted on Monday because of the sit-at-home order came back to life on Tuesday as roads and streets started witnessing high volume of human and vehicular traffic.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that government offices and other public places, including banks, schools, markets, motor parks and private offices in Awka, are all conducting their businesses without molestation.