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Nwodo Speaks On ‘Biafra Agitation’, Unearths What ‘Igbo Elites’ Need

A former Nationwide Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Birthday celebration (PDP), Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo, says Igbo elites imagine in ‘One Nigeria’ the place justice and fair-play will be the order of the day.

Naija Information reviews that the Ex-PDP Nationwide Chairman made this observation throughout an interview with Forefront newspaper the place he wired {that a} restructured Nigeria would galvanize various socio-economic building of various areas in Nigeria.

Nwodo who spoke to Forefront on Tuesday, mentioned Igbo elites had been looking to music down the rhetorics of chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to succeed in a restructured Nigeria, including that what the Indigenous Folks of Biafra is announcing is what each Igbo guy is aware of to be true

The previous Nationwide Chairman of the PDP instructed Nigeria to present South-East an opportunity to supply the president of the rustic in 2023, including that the rest wanting that will make the area to combat for her freedom,

His phrases: “What the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB), is announcing is what each Igbo guy is aware of to be true. Nnamdi Kanu has taken the issues of the Igbos to the global enviornment. The Igbo elites are announcing that Nigeria is healthier for us as a result of we’d like a much wider marketplace to perform.

“Secondly, we’re a big stakeholder on this Nigerian undertaking. Subsequently, the Igbo elites had been looking to music down the rhetorics of Kanu to be able to negotiate a restructured Nigeria; this is our number one ambition, that Nigeria be restructured alongside the traces of the primary republic. If Nigeria is restructured, we will broaden at our personal tempo. Beneath Michael Okpara premiership, Jap Nigeria used to be the quickest rising economic system on the earth and we will repeat that feat. If Nigeria is restructured, we will create a Dubai in Nigeria and I’m certain that the zones within the north can do higher than Netherlands which earns extra in agriculture than Nigeria has ever earned by means of crude oil. Heart-belt will do significantly better with the volume of mineral deposits of their position.

“So, a restructured Nigeria will get up the Nigerian economic system as a result of there could be mutual festival and each and every area could be doing as excellent as they have been doing within the first republic; agriculture will come again, mineral sources will come again and crude oil which is now dwindling and no longer so sexy once more would nonetheless be there.

“The point of interest of the elites in Igboland is restructuring. We imagine that this marginalisation which has been happening for over 50 years after the conflict can be a factor of the previous. I believe it’s about time Nigeria has a moment fascinated about it and in the event that they do, in each substantial equity, it’s the flip of the South East Nigeria to supply a president for the rustic. Different zones have finished so, why no longer the South East? Are we nonetheless being punished for the conflict?

“What we say is if we’d no longer be allowed to be president of Nigeria, and if marginalisation should pass on, it reduces us to second-class voters and slaves in our personal nation, the one factor to be had to us is to combat for our independence and freedom. The cry for restructuring is international in Nigeria now, and if South East is regularly marginalised after 2023, I’m really not certain that any zone in Nigeria, particularly, South West, South South and Heart Belt will really feel relaxed in proceeding in a rustic referred to as Nigeria.

“If the person who’s so badly marginalised can’t be assuaged, then, the place is the hope for Nigeria when weighed at the anvil of fairness? The rustic felt that the West have been injured by means of the annulment of June 12 election they usually zoned the presidency to the South West they usually stopped their agitation for the advent of Oduduwa State and remained in Nigeria and began making funding at Abuja. Why is the one of the vital Igbos other? We’re simply announcing that if Nigeria does no longer need us, there’s an alternate and that choice is for us to head and deal with ourselves.

“Each crew that desires to reach existence should have a power crew. I see Nnamdi Kanu as a power crew and I see the Igbo elites as patriots who imagine in ‘One Nigeria’ so long as it’s an equitable, truthful and simply Nigeria. Kanu is just announcing, if you happen to don’t need to pay attention to our elders and elites, then, allow us to become independent from.”