Sit-at-home: Soludo offers amnesty to aggrieved Igbos in South-East forests

Posted by News Express | 4 April 2022 | 908 times

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•Governor Soludo during the maiden Monday prayer session in Awka

 

•Says, ‘Drop your guns, trust govt to help to forge a meaningful living’

By PAMELA EBOH, Awka

The Governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has offered amnesty to all aggrieved Igbos in the various forests around the South-East.

He made the offer in Awka during the maiden prayer session he announced on Sunday as part of efforts to end the Monday sit-at-home in the region and calm frayed nerves. The Governor had at a church service on Sunday announced that Mondays would henceforth be used to offer prayers for the redemption of Ananbra State and the entire South-East,

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had declared sit-at-home as punitive measure following the arrest and detention of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Though it later cancelled the order, unknown gunmen have continued to implement it, effectively crippling activities across the South-East every Monday.

Soludo during today’s prayer session urged his Igbo brothers to drop their guns, and trust government to help them forge a meaningful living.

He said: “The task of taking back our dear State and reclaiming the dignity of our collective existence is at the heart of our drive towards a Livable and Prosperous Homeland.

“This task is a MUST. I call for your support and prayers, as we have resolved to fiercely go after criminal elements who are out to threaten our peace and distort our development

“We have prayed to God, admonished our people and made commitment to ensuring that everyone concerned gets expeditious justice.

“Following the unanimous agreement of our leaders across board, and the endorsement of the entire body of Christ, I am pleased to inform our people that today, Monday April 4, 2022 marks the official end to the ‘Monday sit-at-home’ in Anambra State.”

The former Central Bank Governor said that he will soon announce the membership of the Peace and Reconciliation Committee that will look into addressing all areas of sincere challenge, including interfacing with the Federal Government on behalf of all Prisoners of conscience.

“Anambra is the Light of the Nation, we must keep it so,” he added.


Source: News Express

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