UPP National Chairman condemns killing of IPOB members during pro-Trump rally
Posted by Chika Agwu, Umuahia | 23 January 2017 | 2,687 times
UPP National Chairman Chekwas Okorie.
National Chairman of United Peoples Party (UPP), Chief Chekwas Okorie, has condemned the cold-blooded murder of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) while holding a solidarity rally by soldiers in Port Harcourt last Friday.
The 11 slain IPOB members were mowed down by soldiers who allegedly opened fire on members of the group who were holding a solidarity rally for newly sworn-in American President, Donald Trump, who was inaugurated same day.
Okorie, founder and a former Presidential candidate of UPP, therefore, urged President Muhammad Buhari to order investigation into the killing of men and women since the inception of his administration.
According to him, such killings would not be tolerated in civilised countries where freedom of association and expression is allowed.
He condensed a situation where the Federal Government was offering the blood-thirsty Boko Haram insurgents amnesty but was busy killing non-violent Igbos.
Okorie said that UPP will in April this year adopt its amended Constitution which allows for self determination, adding that 2019 election would be a contest between proponents and opponents of restructuring in Nigeria.