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Thursday, May 20, 2021

South - East Does Not Want War, Secession


From Jane Okafor, Abuja

Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, has said that the South-East geopolitical zone of the country does not want war.

The Governor also said the region also does not want to secede from Nigeria.

Umahi is the Chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum.

He spoke on Thursday at Aso Villa in Abuja during the weekly State House Briefing.

He lamented the volatile situation of the region following the rampaging gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), who of late have allegedly taken to burning down police stations, prisons, offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission and attack other public and private facilities.

He said what obtains in Igboland today is a mixture of reality, fake news and war propaganda.

 “The situation in the South-East is a mixture of reality, fake news and war propaganda.

“Are there rightful agitations in the South-East? Yes. Has it turned violent? Yes. It’s been hijacked.

 “In the South-East, we don’t want war, we don’t want to secede, we want to be a part of a fair Nigeria where justice, equity and freedom exist.

“I believe in dialogue, and that we can sit down to know and resolve our differences and strengthen our cooperation as a people,” Umahi said.

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