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IPOB Members Stage Anti-Okorocha Rally On The Streets Of Owerri

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Several members of IPOB took to major streets in Owerri, Imo state’s capital, yesterday, in an anti-Okorocha rally. They could be seen chanting derogatory songs about Governor Rochas Okorocha’s opposition to their course. According to one of their leaders, King David, who spoke to The Guardian, the agitation for the creation of Biafra Republic was very much on course, insisting that the governor’s indifference smacks of selfishness. According to him ”We are calling for the realisation of Biafra. Biafra is real. We are having our day today. No body can stop us. Every one knows that we are serious. Biafra is a reality. Look at the number of people who are here today (yesterday). This is to show you that we want Biafra. IPOB is calling for Biafra.” The agitators happily displayed their flags, urging the residents to identify with them.In a spontaneous move, a solidarity group countered the agitators with its own exercise.Tagged a ‘three million-man march’ for President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Rochas Okorocha’, the supporters said they were solidarising to uphold what they regarded as ”good governance, fight against corruption, exemplary leadership and amazing achievements.” It was learnt that the rally had been scheduled for Monday to counter the planned one-million anti-government protest originally organised by a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Kelechi Nwagwu.
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