BREAKING: Buhari arrives Imo for projects inauguration as Southeast observes IPOB’s sit-at-home order

Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Imo State to inaugurate some projects done by Governor Hope Uzodinma.

The president who is on a one-day visit to the state was welcomed at the airport by a crowd comprising men in red caps and white outfits.

While in Imo, the president is billed to commission a 36-kilometer dualized Owerri/Orlu road and the first phase of a dualised 53-kilometre Owerri/Okigwe road, among others.

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Following the news Buhari’s visit which coincided with the trial of the Indigenous People of Biafra’s (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu, the group declared a sit-at-home order in the South-east part of the country.

In a statement issued on Saturday by the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, they noted that there shall be a total lockdown of the five states in the southeast for Mr Kanu’s appearance in court and for the visit of President Muhammad Buhari to Imo state.

The group stated, “The global family and movement of the IPOB wishes to announce to the general public, especially Biafrans that Tuesday, September 13, has been declared a day of civil action in the form of Sit-At-Home in Biafraland.

“Tuesday’s civil action is very important for two reasons: First, our leader’s Appeal court hearing that was supposed to be on October 11 has been brought forward to September 13, 2022.

“Secondly, it has come to our knowledge that the Imo State Government has decided to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to Owerri the Imo state capital Tuesday the 13th of September 2022 the very same day the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will be appearing in Court.

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“There shall be a total lockdown of the whole of Biafraland on Tuesday the 13th of September 2022. The Imposter Buhari cannot be coming to Imo State while he continues to detain our leader Mazi Nnamdi in the DSS custody.

“Kanu must be released unconditionally because he committed no crime known to law. We must warn women groups, the clergymen and women, traditional rulers, president-generals, and others who may be contemplating going to Owerri on Tuesday to welcome Buhari.

“If you are in support of Buhari detaining our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, then go to Owerri on Tuesday the 13th day of September and welcome the President.

“We, therefore, expect all markets, schools, banks, businesses, and companies including police stations in Biafra Land to be under lock and key on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, in solidarity with our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu,” the statement said.

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