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Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe yesterday rocked ‘The Dot Nation’ T-Shirt to his office in the national assembly to showcase his Igboness.
The Eastern Updates recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari had in a recent interview with Arise TV in Abuja described the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB as ‘a dot in a circle‘ who would not have anywhere to run to should they secede from Nigeria.
IPOB has been clamoring for self-rule outside the Nigerian state, a development the government has vehemently resisted.
The president’s comment has however generated a public discourse and controversy.
While some quarters said that the president only referred to the separatist group, others got the understanding that he was referring to the entire south east of the Igbo people.
They cited subsequent comments of the President which stated that ‘And the way they are spread all over the country, having businesses and properties’, as their reason, saying that IPOB as an organization does not substantially owned businesses and properties all over the country.
Since making the statement, there had been a plethora of pictures of shirts, caps, and other dresses with the inscription of ‘dot in a circle’, depicting acceptance of the presidential remark.
Apparently, showcasing his Igboness, Senator Abaribe, a known face of the main opposition in Nigeria and critic of Buhari’s administration dressed in the T-shirt to office.
The outfit has however attracted attention and comments especially on social media.
THE EASTERN UPDATES