- Imo state government has warned members of the proscribed IPOB to stay off during President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit.
- The commissioner for information and strategy, Declan Emelumba warned that no one should dare the government
- The president is expected to be in the southeast state on an official working visit to commission some projects
Daily Trust reports that the warning was issued by the southeast state government following the sit-at-home order threatening that the Nigerian leader is not wanted in any part of the region.
Declan Emelumba, the commissioner for information and strategy made this known while speaking to newsmen in Owerri on Wednesday, September 8.
Emelumba warned that no person should dare the resolve of the government to give the president a befitting reception, Sahara Reporters added.
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According to the commissioner, Imo state has made every security arrangement in this regard, adding that the people are enthusiastic about the presidential visit.
President Buhari to visit southeast state, plans to commission special projects
Earlier, Governor Hope Uzodinma revealed that all is set for President Buhari’s visit to the state on Thursday, September 9.
The Imo state governor made this disclosure on Sunday, September 5, while addressing journalists at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport in Owerri.
Uzodimma, while commenting on his return from his official trip to the Federal Capital Territory, said that the president would commission some special projects implemented by his administration.
Igbo youths ignore IPOB, plans grand reception for Buhari in Imo
Meanwhile, the Igbo youths worldwide have vowed to troop out en mass to welcome President Buhari to Imo when he visits to commission projects by the Hope Uzodimma-led administration.
This was contained in a statement signed by the deputy national leader Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Youth Wing, Onwuasoanya Jones, and seen by Legit.ng.
Similarly, a group known as the Muhammadu Buhari Vanguards has warned the proponents of the sit at home order in Imo, to desist from conduct capable of causing a breach of the peace and infringement on the rights of citizens in the state.