Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has urged the Senate to match words with actions towards ensuring swift action by the Federal Government in handling Finland-based Simon Ekpa.
The Senate had asked the Federal Government to approach the Finnish Government to extradite Simon Ekpa, a self-acclaimed disciple of Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
In a statement made available to journalists on Monday, the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, said what Ekpa was doing in the South-East was pure criminality and should be handled as such.
He said Simon Ekpa has finally been exposed as an agent of destabilisation in Igbo land.
Okwu said Ekpa’s rejection of an order from IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, that everything about sit-at-home should be suspended, was another clear indication that he was an enemy of Ndigbo.
In the handwritten letter, which has gone viral, Kanu told Ekpa that the sit-at-home order was doing more harm than good.
However, Ekpa has declared that he would not take such an order even if Kanu does a video, noting that he would only back down if the detained IPOB leader meets with him in Finland.
Reacting, Okwu said Ekpa was ready to take actions that would keep Kanu perpetually behind bars in order to continue the business empire he was running in the name of Biafra.
“We want to specifically thank the Senate for its resolution over the activities of Simon Ekpa who is being paid to destroy Igbo land.
“The decision of the Senate is long overdue. We applaud but ask that they should immediately match words with action. Simon Ekpa should be repatriated from Finland as quickly as possible.
“This is a matter of urgent importance; the Senate should prevail on the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu government to, in collaboration with the Finnish government, commence repatriation proceedings against Simon Ekpa,” Okwu said.
He equally hailed Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State for all the steps he had taken so far to end the baseless sit-at-home.
The Ohanaeze Youths noted that every well meaning residents of Enugu State should join hands with the government to salvage the situation.
He said it was not an issue that should be politicised, as it bothers on retrieving the state from criminals, gangsters and those earning pounds and dollars in the name of fighting for Biafra.
He lauded the government for the huge security presence in the State, urging the masses to “come out and freely; go about your normal business; Enugu State is now free from the grip of criminals.”