No Protest Against Buhari in Japan, Says Femi Adesina on IPOB’s Threat
The presidency has debunked insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari was harassed and embarrassed by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
On Friday, Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), had directed his members in Japan to “disgrace and arrest” the president when he gets to the Asian country.
The special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina said there is no protest or harassment against the president in Japan.
The president arrived Japan on Monday to attend the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) at the city of Yokohama from August 28 to August 30.
In a statement on Monday, Adesina said IPOB has had nothing to do with his principal since he arrived the country.
“The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group has had nothing to do with President Muhammadu Buhari since he arrived Yokohama, Japan, on Monday,” he said.
“Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora are urged to disregard concocted stories, backed with spurious visuals, of any protest or harassment of the President and his team.
“It is the stock-in-trade of hate mongers, who do not realize that the rest of Nigerians have left them far behind.
“President Buhari will make his presence at the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) count for Nigeria, and no scare-mongering or sabre-rattling will detract from the outing.