David Umahi, the governor of Ebonyi State has expressed worry that the people of southeast obey orders issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), more than those from the eastern governors.
The governor who said this while explaining the reasons he invited Nigerian army to the southeast, said;
“I invited the military to the Eastern region and Ebonyi State in particular because of IPOB threats to lives and freedom of citizens.
“IPOB now forms a parallel leadership with all the Eastern Governors to an extent that the people now respect IPOB illegal orders more than the orders of the democratically elected governors.
“I gave the military men order to pursue and arrest anyone parading himself as an IPOB member either with Biafran flag or any object that represents the group. We cannot have two leadership in Ebonyi State.
“We gave orders countering the sit-at-home order initiated by IPOB, yet people tend to obey IPOB order more than our own order, and this can’t continue to happen. The earlier we deal with the issue ones and for all, the better for all of us. Because all my life I have never see this type of two parallel leadership in Igboland before, even my predecessors did not witness this type of attack during their tenure. We must do something about it.”