Biafra: Ebonyi Governor Dave Umahi Distances State From Agitation
Ebonyi State Governor,Dave Umahi has said that his state will not take part in the struggle for the actualization of Biafra.
Umahi stated this during a reception organized for him in Abakaliki, the state capital on Thursday.
He said his state will not be part of the agitation for a sovereign nation for the Igbos.
Umahi said “First and foremost, I have been saying it, if anybody tells you about Biafra, tell them Ebonyi State will never be part of Biafra. We are not Biafra.”
“We have been so oppressed and now we are finding our feet and you want us to go back. We will not. We will not.”
On his 2023 Presidential ambition, He said “Some enemies of the South-East say if we become president we will divide the country. How will we divide the country when we have investments everywhere?”
Reaffirming his stand regarding the Biafra push, Umahi stated that “anyone that wants to cause insecurity in the South-East must be crushed.”
According to the governor, Ebonyi State is better in a fair and equitable Nigeria because the state has investments everywhere and one cannot set fire to his own house.
He vowed that if he becomes president, he will further the projects of President Buhari and will fight the corruption in Nigeria to a standstill.
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