Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has condemned the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and reiterated his stance for a united Nigeria.
He stated this in Owerri, the Imo State capital during an interactive session with newsmen.
Okorocha said: “Igbos have to change their strategy, in order to reclaim their relevance in Nigeria’s power equation. Quote me anywhere, Igbos play the worst politics in Nigeria. Today, Hausas have realized they can win an election without Igbos, Hausa used to think they could not win elections without Igbo.
“Now, they believe with the combined massive populations of Lagos and Kano, they no longer need Igbos to win, hence, the latest alliance between Read also: You want to burn fat belly? (SEE TIPS) Hausa and Yoruba. So, where is Igbo today in Nigerian politics?”
The Governor further stressed that,“I’ve always said Igbo have this feeling of abandonment. IPOB would have made better impact if they had operated under any other name other than Biafra, to push their demand for equity in sharing of the nation’s political and economic resources. The call for secession was childish.
“IPOB should have fought their struggle like the Niger Delta youths, Arewa youths and Yoruba group. Who is Nnamdi Kanu to ask Rochas to follow him to war? Check it out, no Hausa man living in the South East owns a duplex neither can you see a Yoruba man who lives in a room and parlor apartment of his own or an investment worth N 20 million. Read also: Groups raise alarm over non-compliance with drug usage techniques
“But, should Nigeria break up today, Igbos will lose trillions of property and other investments in Lagos, the North and other parts of the country. This is why we all must condemn IPOB’s call for break up.”
He added that, “The South South has produced a president, the South West has produced a president and vice president while the North has produced many presidents. “By political calculation, it was expected that very soon, Igbo would have a chance to produce the president, but, the same Igbo want to break away from Nigeria. Where is our wisdom?
“Regrettably, IPOB activities has created fears in the minds of Hausa and other ethnic nationalities in the country, that, once Igbo becomes president, they would secede. So, where are we? This is why I said IPOB were childish in their struggle. We should all condemn the Read also: Is actress Chika Ike really adding weight? (SEE PHOTOS) call for secession because if Nigeria breaks up, Igbos will lose.”
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