UN: Why Buhari did not talk about IPOB – Presidency

The Presidency has explained why President Muhammadu Buhari did not raise the issue of the activities of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in his speech at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.

Buhari’s speech came under criticism for failing to raise some serious issues in the country such as agitation and the ongoing military occupation of parts of the South-east.

Speaking in reaction to the non-inclusion of IPOB in his principal’s speech, Special Adviser to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina described the matter as an internal one.

Adesina said the issue is not a UN matter, adding that government is “firmly dealing with” it.

“The IPOB situation is an internal matter, which the government is dealing firmly with.

“It is not a UN matter. It is those who overrate themselves that think something like that must be brought up at a global platform like the UN.

“The president swore to uphold the Nigerian constitution, and the constitution recognises an indivisible country.

“It is a president who holds his own promises with flippancy that will allow the country to scatter under him.”


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