The issue of agitation for the sovereignty of the Eastern region of Nigeria once known as Biafra has remained the bane of discussion since the emergence of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, a group under the supreme leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Consequently, the states that made up the region including Enugu, Anambra, Imo, Abia, and Ebonyi among some other parts of Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Kogi, and Delta are said to be at liberty to vote for or against the secession as part of the Republic of Biafra.
It’s expected that when a referendum takes place in the country, the people who are not willing to secede from Nigeria will be allowed to remain a part of the country and those who are not willing to continue as one indivisible country, Nigeria will secede from the union.
Thus, the clamour for disintegration and the opposition has been a thing of concern to many especially the political officeholders; governors, senators, etc from the Southeast rn of Nigeria. While the majority of the people express dissatisfaction with the leadership of the country at large, some especially the politicians are fantastic with the situation, despite the increase in the cases of insecurity, economic meltdown, bribery and corruption, marginalization, hardships, etc.
All these factors among others are said to be the aftermath of the failed Reconciliation, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of the country as well as the No Victor No Vanquished declared at the dawn of 1970 to officially open the door for a new Nigeria after the Civil War.
Reacting to the ongoing agitation championed by the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, the immediate former governor of Ebonyi State Dr. Dave Umahi stated that they are not and will never be a part of Biafra.
Unahi on Channels Television reaffirmed that Ebonyi State has been in a perpetual hardship not until now that they are beginning to develop that someone else will come to drag the state back to ground.
Citing the Ex-governor of the State, Chief Martin Elechi, Umahi reiterated that nobody should drag the people of Ebonyi into the agitation for Biafra.
“I have said before that Ebonyi State is not a part of Biafra. Anybody telling you that Ebonyi is Biafra is wasting his time. Ebonyi State will never be a part of Biafra. Chief Elechi has told you this and am saying it again, that Ebonyi state can not be part of Biafra.
Ebonyi State has long been in difficult situations and now that we are beginning to come out of it, they want to drag us back. No, we will never be in support of Biafra.”