massive crowd of cheering supporters, on Tuesday, mobbed President Muhammadu Buhari as he arrived Aba, Abia State.
The crowd consisting of traders, residents and APC faithfuls, were seen chanting various solidarity songs including “Sai Baba”.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) however made the president’s visit less colorful as the city was relatively scanty due to the sit-at-home order by IPOB leadership which made many people to stay at home.
SaharaNews had reported that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Monday night, issued a sit-at-home order to residents of the state.
The secessionist group ordered its members in Abia state, where Kanu is from, to observe a sit-at-home on Tuesday ahead of President Buhari‘s visit.
The group, SaharaNews gathered, gave this order in a statement issued on Monday evening by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, where it asked its members to be indoors from 6 am till 4 pm on Tuesday.
“All family members of IPOB within Aba metropolis are hereby instructed to observe a mini sit at home tomorrow (today) 29th January 2019 in total boycott of the impostor, Jubril AL-Sudani who is slated to be in Aba for an Islamic evil APC rally.
“We must ensure that Jubril meets an empty stadium today because his murderous presence is not welcome in our land. Do not go out for any reason, do not engage in any zoo political discussion as their Boko Haram and Janjaweed army are on standby to kill. Stay indoors from 6 am to 4 pm,” the statement reads.
However, reverse was the case on Tuesday as a massive crowd of supporters cheered the President on his arrival to the commercial city of Aba where he commissioned the 9.5 Megawatts Independent Power Plant, at Ariaria Market in Osisioma Ngwa council area of the state.
The President thereafter attended the presidential campaign of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party at the Enyimba stadium, Aba.