IPOB Rejects Buhari's Visit To Imo State On Thursday, Declares Sit-At-Home Protest



The Indigenous People Of Biafra has rejected the planned visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Imo State on Thursday.

In a broadcast on Monday evening, IPOB declared Thursday as a Sit-at-home protest over the president’s visit.

This was made known by one of the IPOB's executives, Mazi Chika Edoziem on Monday.

IPOB declared that Nigeria’s president is not “welcomed into Imo State, Biafra Land on Thursday, September 9, 2021.”

According to him, “all the traditional rulers, all ndi iche and every Biafran should stay away from any ceremony organised by Hope Uzodimma to welcome him.”

Also, IPOB declared a total lockdown of Biafra on that day.

SaharaReporters had on Saturday reported that the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, revealed that President Buhari would visit the state on Thursday.

The governor had disclosed this at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport in Owerri.

According to Uzodinma, his trip to Abuja was to “address some political matters and some critical issues.”

Uzodinma had also that the President would commission “significant projects” while in Imo.

He had listed roads constructed through federal government/World Bank intervention and Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management (NEWMAP) projects.

“Imo has been able to attract additional support from Mr President on the management of some ecological problems in the state,” he had said.

On the Anambra election, Uzodinma had predicted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would emerge victoriously.

The governor had urged the people of the state and the South-East to align with the APC.

“Those who support the party at the centre will get both their rights and their privileges”, he had added.

 


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