IPOB Agitations can be addressed - Ikpeazu

By FactNews on 20/09/2017

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The Abia state Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu says the agitation of the indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is appropriate and can be addressed without boxing Igbo people into a narrow and separate geographical entity.

 

Ikpeazu made the disclosure while speaking in Abuja to State House correspondents after a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday. 

 

The Governor maintained that forming a separate country will not be in the best interest of the Igbo nation as a people who travel far and wide.

In his words: “I think there are enough reasons to see that under our circumstance that we may not be Eldorado yet but there are concerted efforts that attempt to make our place a better place.

“I do not see how as an Ibo man boxing myself into a smaller geographic entity will be the recourse of the most widely traveled people in Nigeria.

“There are Igbos in Sambisa. What are you expecting of them if I narrow their geography of coverage?“But agitation, marginalization, infrastructural deficiencies, these are issues which are germane and they can be discussed, they can be spoken about, they can be addressed.

“But I do not know how in 21st century, how carrying arms in my kitchen will grow the prosperity of my people.

”Responding to the assertion that IPOB agitation is the result of leadership failure in the region, the Governor added that:

“Allegations are supposed to be investigated by investigative officers and I’m not trying to investigate such things. So, is just the masses especially the press.

“You know, we are perception builders. We should try to say things that are good about our country not things that are bad.”

 

Posted on September, 20 2017

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