We Want Presidency Not Biafra – Igbo Leader, Iwuanyanwu Declares
BEVERLY HILLS, November 27, (THEWILL) – Politician and businessman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has declared that the desire of the Igbo nation is to produce the president of the country and not to separate from it through Biafra.
Speaking at the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Nigerian Union of journalists (NUJ) in Owerri, the Imo state capital, the Igbo Chief called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop treating the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kalu, as a hero but he should be tried quickly in court.
He advised the President to quickly summon a meeting of elders in the country in order to find a permanent solution to the Niger Delta problems and insurgency as he berated the Niger Delta militants for blowing up oil pipelines, describing the act as stupidity capable of hindering the progress in the region.
He said, “Igbo people are majority tribe in Nigeria. We are everywhere and doing greatly.”
Speaking also at the event, the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, vowed to do everything to keep the country as one insisting that the country's unity was non-negotiable.
“I see myself as an unusual Nigerian. While Igbo parents gave birth to me, I was born in the North, went to school there and even married in the North there,” Okorocha said.
“I was empowered by the West. For me, there is no better place to call our own than Nigeria. We must do everything possible to protect the country from those who seek its downfall.”
Story by Oputah David