Caution Simon Ekpa, Ọhaneze tells Umahi


Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Apex Igbo socio-political organization, has called on Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State to caution Finland-based Simon Ekpa over the killings of South East residents for disobeying sit-at-home orders.

The spokesman of Ọhaneze,Alex Ogbonnia, urged Umahi and Ekpa’s hometown leaders should call him to order, wondering if Ekpa was a villain or a hero in the Southeast.

In a statement on Wednesday, Ọhaneze urged Ekpa’s community leaders to rein in on him against his youthful exuberance, adding that it’s incomprehensible and irreconcilable for Ekpa to order sit-at-home in the Southeast.

Ọhaneze said: “Ohanaeze wonders how somebody that proclaims himself a leader will neither seek the opinion nor weigh the aspirations and political barometer of his people before going gaga.

“We, therefore, pose a question to Mr. Ekpa, as to whether he is a hero or a villain?

“The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Ambassador Prof. George Obiozor and indeed, all well-meaning sons and daughters of Igbo land, with all sense of responsibility, hereby call on the Regent of Umueziaka community, the home of Mr. Simon Ekpa; the Chairman of Ohaukwu Local Government Area, Hon. Ikechukwu Odono; the member representing Ohaukwu South in the State Assembly, Hon. Chinedu Onah; member for Ohaukwu and Ebonyi Federal Constituency, Hon. Chukwuma Nwazunku; the Senator for Ebonyi North, Sen. Dr. Sam Ominyi Egwu and the governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. Dave Umahi to rein in Mr. Simon Ekpa and compel him to desist from his unreflective youthful exuberance.”