President Muhammadu Buhari has just arrived Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, for his much-awaited two-days working visit to the state.
Buhari landed at the training field of the Nkwagu Military Cantonment at about 11:15 am in a Nigeria Air Force Helicopter with the registration number NAF-540.
He was earlier received at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport ,Enugu by governors of the South East led by Ebonyi State governor, Engr.David Umahi from where he was airlifted in a chopper to Abakaliki,the Ebonyi state capital.
President Buhari was received on arrival in Ebonyi by the deputy governor of the state, Dr. Kelechi Igwe; Minister of Science and Technology, Dr.Ogbonnaya Onu; former governors of Ebonyi state, Senator Sam Egwu and Chief Martin Elechi; former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim; former Minister of Culture and Tourism, Amb.Frank Ogbuewu; ex Minister of Health(State), Engr.Fidelis Nwankwo; former Deputy governor of the state, Prof. Chigozie Ogbu and Zonal Vice Chairman of PDP, Chief Austine Umahi; CEO Orient Global Ltd, Chief Chukwuma Odi among other topic political leaders from the state.
This visit to Ebonyi is Buhari’s first ever visit to the South East since he took oath of office in May 2015.
In the course of the visit,President Buhari is expected to commission some projects executed by the Ebonyi state government such as flyover bridges,roads and access the state’s developments in agriculture and also perform the foundation laying ceremony for new projects.
Meanwhile, the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has said that the man who just landed in Ebonyi was not President Muhammadu Buhari,claiming that it was a certain Sudanese Buhari Look-alike being used by some northern cabals to sustain their hold on power.
In a swift reaction to President Buhari’s arrival in Ebonyi, Spokesman of the pro-Biafra group, Comrade Emma Powerful, alleged that President Buhari was severely sick and incapable of embarking on such visit.
“IPOB is not interested in the visit because the person coming is not the real Muhammadu Buhari, the man coming to Abakaliki is Jubril a Sudanese” he said.