Politics Buhari Snubs Guard of Honour at Ebonyi Govt. House

Chief Osita Okechukwu DG Voice of Nigeria

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday started his tour of the country's southeast - known to be the heartland of the Igbo people.

This marks the first time he visited the region gripped by secessionist agitation and anti-Buhari sentiments since his inauguration in 2015.

All who is who in the state were on ground to welcome the President except the immediate past governor of the State, Chief Martin Elechi who was conspicuously missing.

He will also be conferred with two traditional chieftaincy titles by traditional rulers in the state before rounding off the event with a dinner later in the night.

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Buhari came in through the Enugu airport where he was received by governors of Enugu, Abia and Ebonyi as well as top security officials.

President Buhari conferred with the title of Ochioha NdiIgbo 1 by South East traditional council of rulers led by Eze Eberechi Dick during his visit to Ebonyi State on 14th Nov 2017. IPOB have called on the people to boycott the polls adding a threat of death for all persons who defy their call.

According to Lamorde, any individual or group of persons that fomented trouble before, during and after the visit would be dealt with, as people were advised to conduct themselves well. The Army's clashes with IPOB has led to deaths and detentions.

Buhari is on record to have said that the unity of Nigeria was non-negotiable.

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