The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has received a VIP slot to attend the inauguration of Donald Trump today in Washington DC.
This is following reports of the new president’s refusal to invite President Buhari for the event.
In response, IPOB directed one of its members in Washington DC to represent the group at Trump’s inauguration.
A statement by IPOB said the group was invited by Trump’s inauguration committee to witness Trump’s the swearing in.
The group in its statement said the slot – a VIP slot – came on the heels of the IPOB/Trump solidarity rally taking place in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
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IPOB said: “The IPOB deputy national representative for the Eastern Area USA Mazi Chinedum Obih aka Onwuatuegwu will represent the nation of Biafra in the historical event in Washington D.C USA today.
“The leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, who would have been personally there to witness the inauguration but unfortunately, is still being held in detention by the Nigerian government illegally.
“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and others have been in detention for over one year over charges of treason.
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“He has been granted bails by a series of court rulings, which the Nigerian government and DSS refused to obey,” the IPOB added.
Meanwhile, the group’s solidarity rally in support of Donald Trump is currently ongoing in Port Harcourt.
However, there are reports of shooting of some of the protesting members by security operatives in the state.