The Presidency, on Wednesday, took a swipe at the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, for threatening to assassinate President Muhammadu Buhari, should he visit the South-East.
Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, in her Facebook page, described IPOB as “foolish, stupid, silly, and childish”, to have warned the President against his trip to the South-East.
In a statement on her Facebook page, the Presidential Aide said despite the threat, Buhari “woke up today in Abakaliki”, in the South-East.
She wrote: “There is a clown, a charlatan, and a comedian, all rolled in one, who goes by a fake name, Emmanuel Powerful. He is not powerful enough to remember and use his family name, but he threatens the Commander-in-Chief of the biggest Army in Africa, and an Igbo Triple Chief, Muhammadu Buhari, Ochioha Ndigbo (Leader of Igbo people), Enyioma 1 of Ebonyi (Trustworthy friend of Ebonyi), and Ogbuagu 1 of Aba Kingdom.
“Going by his name, he is not an Igbo man, so he needs to ask his partner in crime, ex-Leader of proscribed Terrorist organisation, IPOB, (if he knows where he is), what Ogbuagu means.
“It is foolish, stupid, silly, and childish, to tell the President of our nation, who has the mandate of the people of Nigeria, not to come to a section of the territory under his jurisdiction.
“Today, Baba woke up in Abakaliki. He will soon be on his way to Awka, an industrial hub in Igboland, and a key city in the #MadeInNigeria and #BuyNigeria agenda of the Buhari Administration. Nigeria belongs to Nigerians, and there is no “No go area” for any of us, including our President. Thank you Ndigbo.”