Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 16 January 2017 | 2,942 times
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Sunday declared 20th January, 2017, the day the President-elect of United States of America, Donald Trump will be sworn in as a day set aside for a ‘West African Rally’ for its members.
A press statement made available to journalists in Awka by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, indicated that the march, which would take place at Igweocha in Port Harcourt Rivers State would be a convocation of its members in Biafra, Nigeria and other West African countries.
According to the statement, the exercise tagged ‘IPOB-Trump Solidarity Rally’ would be used to pray for peaceful handover to Trump, as well as further press for the release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu and others still in prison custody.
The statement reads in part: “IPOB worldwide and its leadership are calling on all IPOB family members and Biafrans from all over West Africa, Nigeria and Biafraland to be at Igweocha for the long awaited peaceful IPOB-TRUMP SOLIDARITY RALLY on Friday 20th January 2017.
“We are going to ask the Sovereign Lord God Almighty for Trump’s successful take over on that day and for the release of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and others detained illegally on the orders of Major General Muhammadu Buhari in all the DSS secret cells and prisons across Nigeria.
“This IPOB peaceful rally on 20th January 2017 will be for Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom all over the world to understand how resolute and committed we are towards the emancipation, realisation and proclamation of our God given right to live as free men and women in our ancestral land of Biafra.
“We Biafrans abhor slavery and subjugation of human beings in whatever form or guise.”
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