Possible Things Ndigbo will tell Buhari As He Visit Owerri Today For the First Time Since 2015

Possible Things Ndigbo will tell Buhari As He Visit Owerri Today For the First Time Since 2015



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When President Muhammadu Buhari eventually visits Owerri, Imo State capital, today, the exclusion of Ndigbo from heads of security agencies, continuous agitation by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that has almost paralysed the Southeast region, 2023 presidency and near absence of Federal Government’s presence in the region will be prominent among issues Igbo leaders are going to present to him.

Already, despite the threat by IPOB that residents of the zone should shun the President’s visit and stay indoors as a sign of protest over the continued detention of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, Owerri is bubbling with the presence of the crème de la crème of Igbos in readiness for the visit.

The Guardian gathered that the parley, which will feature political leaders from the region, including the five governors of the zone, National Assembly members and captains of industry among others, will be led by the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

It is the first time Buhari will be parleying with Igbo leaders since becoming President in 2015 amid some hostilities towards the Presidency fueled by some statements credited to the President, such as the ‘five per cent versus 97 per cent’ comment at the U.S. Institute of Peace summit, and more recently, ‘dot in a circle’ and a tweet on IPOB, saying he will speak to them in a language they understand, which sparked the row leading to Twitter ban.

Though he had visited the states of the zone before now, they were either for his presidential campaigns or to commission projects executed by the governors.

For instance, when he visited Imo in 2015; Anambra, Abia, Enugu and Ebonyi states in 2018, they were specifically for the commissioning of projects or for his reelection campaigns, However, today’s visit will enable Ndigbo to lay..Read full Article for More Details.

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