KanyiDaily recalls that Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma had disclosed that President Buhari would visit the state on Thursday to commission some of his completed projects.
But the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) has kicked against Buhari’s visit to Imo and declared a sit-at-home tomorrow to protest over the president’s visit to the state.
In a statement on Wednesday by its Deputy National Leader, Onwuasoanya Jones, Ohanaeze youths said Buhari’s visit would be an opportunity for Igbo leaders and groups to directly engage the president on how to solve their grievances.
Ohanaeze has directed Igbo youths to mobilize themselves to welcome President Buhari, warning that anyone or group of people who disrupt the president’s visit should be treated as invaders or felons.
“As we are all aware, the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, shall be in Imo on an official working visit on September 9, 2021.
“The President’s visit to Imo is his first working visit to the state since taking office in 2015 and the first time the state is hosting a President on a working visit since 2009.
“It is delightful to note that the President is not coming for a jamboree but for serious businesses that every true Imo nay Igbo son or daughter should look forward to.
“It is on the strength of the above that Igbo youths, worldwide have resolved, not only to welcome the President to the Eastern Heartland, Imo, but to also come out in their numbers to give the President the hospitality he deserves within the period he is in Imo.
“May I reiterate that Igbo youths are peace-loving, hardworking and honourable people and would, therefore, not bring themselves to take part in any act that aims to disrupt this important state event.
“Anyone or group of people found to be involved in any act aimed at disrupting this state visit or harassing those who wish to participate should be treated as invaders or felons and not doing so on behalf of Ndigbo or Igbo the youths.”
Meanwhile, a convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju has asked IPOB to speak to President Buhari in a language he understands tomorrow when he visits Imo.