‘It’s a Lie’ – Presidency Dismisses IPOB’s Claim of ‘Protest’ in Japan

The Presidency has urged Nigerians to disregard concocted stories, backed with false visuals, of any protest or harassment of President Muhammadu Buhari and his team who arrived in Japan on Monday.

A statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Monday, said the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has had nothing to do with President Buhari since he arrived Yokohama, Japan.

The statement read in part:

“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 realise that the rest of Nigerians have left them far behind.’’

The presidential aide stated that Buhari would 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.”

Buhari left Abuja on Sunday Aug. 25 to attend the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development.

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