President Muhammadu Buhari had announced he’d be in Enugu to declare an economic and security summit open in the coal city of Enugu.
IPOB and her leadership threatened that should the president set foot in Enugu, all hell would break loose.
The group also warned politicians from the Southeast geopolitical zone to steer clear of the meeting.
According to IPOB, “We warn any governor or Igbo politician that receives Buhari in Enugu will have himself or herself to blame.
“Should there be a breakdown of law and order in Enugu, greedy Igbo politicians will have themselves to blame.
“Any Igbo governor or politician that is found hobnobbing with Buhari becomes an enemy of the people and shall pay for it.
“Until all those detained are released, and Amnesty International report investigated, Buhari is not allowed into any part of Biafra land.”
Southeast caucus in the upper legislative chamber seems to have caved into IPOB’s warning.
The caucus said it would boycott the Town Hall meeting scheduled to hold tomorrow in Enugu State.
The Chairman of the Caucus, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe said that the South East Senators will stay away from the meeting.
Abaribe, however, said their planned boycotts was due to “Lack of adequate consultation.
“The South East Senate Caucus will not be attending having not been adequately consulted.
“Again it is the view of the Caucus that what the South East needs is development and not to be tagged with any other issue like security.
“Southeast has been utterly neglected and marginalized over time.
“This is especially with regards to addressing factors that stimulate development.
“The present administration has systematically sidelined the zone in her appointments.
“So if we are to hold a town hall meeting the agenda must be restricted to the pure development of the region.
“The agenda must be articulated to address the issues as highlighted.
“This has not been done.
“That is where the issue of lack of adequate consultation comes in.”
Abaribe further advised that whatever should be done must be in the overall interest of the South East region.