The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not welcome in Imo state following his scheduled visit for Thursday.
This was contained in a broadcast by IPOB’s Director of Socials, Chika Edoziem, on Monday evening.
Edoziem in the broadcast also warned all traditional rulers and members of the group from attending any ceremony organised by the state government to welcome the president.
“Nigeria’s president is not welcome in Imo State, Biafra Land on Thursday, September 9, 2021.
“All the traditional rulers, all ndi iche and every Biafran should stay away from any ceremony organised by Hope Uzodimma to welcome him.”
Recall governor Hope Uzodinma had earlier stated that all is set for President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state on Thursday, September 9.
The governor disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, on Saturday.
Uzodinma, who spoke upon his return from an official trip to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, said that the President would commission some “significant projects” executed by his administration.
The governor said that he visited Abuja to “address some political matters and some critical issues that are supposed to be handled in Abuja.”
He listed the issues to include getting Federal Government’s assistance on the World Bank programmes on rural roads, ecological programmes, the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management (NEWMAP) projects and other erosion control issues.
“While in Abuja, I secured approval for President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Imo on Thursday, Sept. 9, to commission some significant projects put together by the Shared Prosperity Administration.
“More to that, Imo has been able to attract additional support from Mr President on management of some ecological problems in the state,’’ he said.