The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has given highlights into the discussion of Igbo leaders with Yemi Osinbajo yesterday at the Presidential villa, Abuja.
Osinbajo had a meeting with South East governors and leaders of the region to discuss the rising threats of the nation’s separation, especially the three ultimatum by Northern youths asking Igbos to vacate their region and the call by Biafra agitators calling for the secession of the country.
Featuring on Channels television programme, Politics Today, Okorocha said, “The focal point was talking about the unity of this country, which is paramount. Nigeria’s unity is not negotiable. Igbo have expressed dissatisfaction with lopsided appointments, infrastructure deficit, the Second Niger Bridge.
“No one supports secession of any form. We support a Nigeria that is indivisible and indissoluble.”
On if people of the South East have been marginalised by the current government, Okorocha said, “I would say so, in terms of lopsided appointments and the South-east needs attention, which is understandable.
“The acting president did a good analysis of political appointments so far, but there’s need to look at that side of the country and give them a sense of belonging.”
Commenting on agitation for Biafra and October 1 eviction order by Arewa youths, the governor said separatist groups were out for their selfish gains and not for the populace of their region.
“Sovereignty within the Nigerian nation is unacceptable. You cannot ask someone to leave the North and go back to the South-east, you cannot ask someone to leave the country, it makes no sense. It was a faulty statement.
“These are groups of people. It was Arewa youths, not the entire north and when you talk of IPOB, it’s not the entire South-east that wants to secede; its not the entire South-east talking. I’ve personally condemned those statements…Let’s see it as youthful exuberance.”
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