The Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) have invited President Muhammad Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai to celebrate a New Yam festival taking place next month in Italy.
According to sources, IPOB will like to have the opportunity to thank President Buhari for his selfless stewardship not only to Fulani herdsmen, but to all the people of Nigeria as a whole.
An IPOB source said, “Buhari has really tried for Nigeria. Ever since he took on the reins of leadership, security and economic prosperity has been the watchword for not only the herdsmen, but Ibo traders home and abroad. So we want to thank Mr. President and we will like him to come to Sicily, Italy and enjoy some yam with us.
The source added, “We know the President has a busy schedule and we would have sent the yam to him, but you know he recently banned the import of food into Nigeria. As law abiding citizens of the zoo, I mean country, we want the President to see our compliance.”
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Asked about the recent beating of former Deputy Senate President at a similar festival in Germany, the IPOB source said, “Mr. President should not be alarmed. We don’t mean to beat him. We just want to have some fried yam and cow meat with him. Ekweremadu was unfortunate, yes, but that was because of our yam that he swallowed as a politician.”
Reacting to the news, a source close to Aso Rock said, “Mr. President is right now in the Aso Rock gym doing push ups and sit ups and learning how to connect with a right hook. He will honour the invite, after he has had some rest in the other room. The president will not be deterred and will see his IPOB fans eventually.”