IPOB vows to stop Obiano's pro-Buhari rally

By The Citizen

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Thursday, vowed to use 'all available means' to stop a rally planned by the Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, to show support for President Muhammadu Buhari.

A statement made available to journalists by IPOB spokesman, Mr. Emma Powerful, said the solidarity rally is scheduled to hold in Awka, Anambra State capital, on Friday, March 10.

IPOB said a pro-Buhari rally in Anambra State, or any other part of the South-East, would be a display of 'insensitivity' to the plight of pro-Biafra agitators allegedly killed by federal troops since the commencement of the Buhari administration.

The group warned Obiano and others behind the planned rally to shelve the event, or face 'incalculable consequences', should they decide to go ahead with it.

'The indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide and its leadership warn Governor Willie Obiano, along with certain elements within All Progressive Congress in Anambra State, to scrap their solidarity rally in support of the Buhari government or face the incalculable consequences of their actions at the hands of the people.

'IPOB will use all available means to stop this show of crass insensitivity to our brave heroes and heroines killed by Buhari.

'We would hold Chris Ngige (labour and productivity minister) and Obiano responsible should people assemble to show any form of support for Buhari.

'The consequences of such an action will be incalculable and on the heads of the organisers will it squarely lie,' IPOB warned in the statement.

IPOB equally warned members of the public to refrain from taking part in the rally.

'We have consulted traders, market women, churches, clergy, students union, transporters and all IPOB family members in the state to be on the alert and not to be part of this rally.

'Any person or group of persons stupid enough to come out to rally for Buhari on the 10th of March, 2017, whatever they see, they take,' the group said.

IPOB went ahead to claim that about N500m, allegedly contributed by the Federal Government and Anambra State, is to be shared to those who turn out for the rally. – Punch.