Previous Anambra State lead representative, Mr Peter Obi, has acquitted the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of any complicity in Monday’s assault on a school in Imo State, where understudies composing the English Language paper of the West African Examination Council Examination (WAEC) were pursued away.
Obi, who was the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) official running mate in the 2019 general races, likewise censured the assault, portraying it as “un-Igbo, awkward and confused hostility”.
Obi who addressed writers said he didn’t accept any Igbo man would think about assaulting guiltless younger students, all the more so those taking their WAEC tests, to rival the remainder of West Africans over scholastic greatness.
He said that instruction ought to preferably be treated as something “hallowed’, in light of the fact that it isn’t just with regards to the eventual fate of the youngsters, yet in addition the fate of society.
He pondered who could be answerable for the assault, saying it was confusing against the way that IPOB had given innumerable official statements suspending the Monday sit-at-home and consequently couldn’t coherently be liable for the assault.
In view of his perceptions, Obi called for legitimate examinations to unwind those behind the assault.
“Since IPOB has declared the suspension of sit-at-home, it is sensible to presume that different powers may be taking cover behind IPOB to move back the South-East through such goes about just as the unnecessary call for stay at home on Mondays, a basic day for business/official work, which is just harming the economy of the South-East.
“Would financial backers go to the zone under the current condition? Would set up organizations not consider leaving the South-East under such a condition? Would dealers from adjoining nations that run Aba and Onitsha on Mondays not look for and stay with choices? Would a few ventures not consider re-finding”? The previous lead representative questioned.
Obi approached political pioneers to additionally reinforce their aggregate commitment with the view to diagramming the best way for the South-East zone.