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IPOB, AREWA not representing anyone but themselves, not entire S'East wants to secede from Nigeria - OKOROCHA

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THE Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday, spoke on the meeting that took place yesterday with Acting President Osinbajo.
In the meeting with Osinbajo with southeast leaders, Okorocha said it was against the backdrop of the October 1, 2017 quit notice issued by a coalition of Arewa youth groups to Igbo, last week and the separatist push by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
Okorocha gave an insight to the meeting while Speaking on Politics Today, on Channels Television, Okorocha among other things the meeting among other pressing issues afforded the southlest leaders to table their grievances which Osinbajo promised the Federal Government would urgently look into.
He 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 among others.
“No one supports secession of any form. We support a Nigeria that is indivisible and indissoluble.”
Speaking further when asked if the Igbos have actually been facing marginalization in Nigeria, Okorocha replied in the affirmative. 

His words: “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.”
On IPOB agitation and the October 1 eviction order by Arewa youths, he denounced the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra and the Arewa Youths adding that none of the separatist groups represents anyone but themselves and their own interests.
“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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