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Ebonyi Not Biafra And Can Never Be Part Of Biafra - Gov. Umahi Insists

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The Daily Crucible | Friday, January 14, 

For the second time in about five years, Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has declared that Ebonyi State is not Biafra and that the state will never be part of Biafra.

When he first distanced Ebonyi State from Biafra some years back, he cited the gruelling oppression, subjugation and marginalization his people were subjected to during the era of the Old Eastern Region as reasons for the decision, vowing that his people would remain in Nigeria and not return to Egypt and its Pharoahs.

And maintaining the same resolve on Thursday, he noted that the state was better in a fair and equitable Nigeria, reiterating that “if anybody tells you about Biafra, Ebonyi State will never be part of Biafra.”

Umahi stated this at the Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki, on Thursday, during a reception organised for him after declaring his presidential bid, in Abuja.

“Let nobody be afraid of the Presidency of an Igbo man. The Igbo man is a builder and not a destroyer. There is no Igbo man that will be the President of this country and would like to divide or destroy it because we have investments everywhere.

“First and foremost, I have been saying it. If anybody tells you about Biafra, Ebonyi State will never be part of Biafra. We are not Biafra.

“We have so oppressed and now we are finding our feet and you want us to go back. We will not. We will not.


“We are better in a fair and equitable Nigeria. And we are not going anywhere.


“We are not going anywhere. We won’t. We will continue to appeal and dialogue to be treated fairly and equitably like other regions of Nigeria.

“Some enemies of the South-East say if we become President we will divide the country. How will we divide the country? We have investments everywhere,” he said.


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