The Igbo People of Nigeria, IPON, Thursday stormed Abuja where they pledged loyalty to the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
The group caused a temporary traffic obstruction in major streets of Abuja, when they engaged in peaceful protest in support of the President.
The protesters, mostly women, who converged at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, were seen displaying placards with different inscriptions in favour of Buhari.
Leading the protesters, Alhaji Muhammad Uche-Chegwo, told newsmen that the protest was to renew the support of the Igbo nation to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, contrary to the impression that Igbo nation were against the APC-led administration.
He said: “There was need to correct some false impression in some quarters that Buhari led federal government was against the people of the southeast, who are predominantly Igbo. That was untrue and total misconception. The President in official and unofficial engagements has displayed love and equity to all Nigerians irrespective of political, religious and ethnic differences.
“It unfair to accuse the President of favoring one part of Nigeria against another. Many have claimed that the Igbo are marginalized but that could also be interpreted differently by different people. Even the north that had ruled Nigeria more than other parts have claimed that the are being marginalised.”
He however encouraged all Igbo to rally support for the President so he could confidently confront the socio-economic, security and political challenges that had held Nigeria down for years.
Receiving the protesters, the Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the massive turnout was a clear indication that all Nigerians were in support of the President and his developmental policies.
He assured them that their message would be properly communicated to the President, with assurance that he would act on them speedily.