- Nyesom Wike has announced that he supports the aspirations of the indigenous people of Biafra.
- The governor of Rivers State said he was against the violent activities related to the banned group
- According to him, there was a time when Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB, sang his praises for his support for the group Agitation
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has declared his support for the agitation of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
However, the governor said he opposed the violent activities linked to the group.
The governor who said this in a Interview with Channels TV revealed said there was a time when Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB, sang his praises for his support for the group’s agitation.
< p class="align-left">According to him, his problem with IPOB started when they did it allegedly came down to Rivers to burn state property and force membership of Rivers residents.
“There came a time when IPOB sang praises to Wike. Nnamdi Kanu praised Wike and said he was her son,” the Rivers governor said.
“Why? I have told the federal government that there is nothing wrong with people agitating. What is important is to listen to their agitation. what are they talking about Sit with them. Talk to them.
“My problem has come, which I will not compromise on. They came to my state and burned every infrastructure – the courts and police stations. The state invested money in building courts and all; you came and burned everywhere. Not only are you burning everywhere, you’ve said that we (relating to Rivers State) are a part of you. And I said ‘No, don’t do that’. That’s not correct.
“I support the rush. I support that there are injustices against the Southeast, whether one likes it or not. We should sit down and discuss this. What did I do wrong?
“Now if you say, ‘Burn everything there (regarding rivers). We own everything. I’m governor.
“I asked them a simple question: ‘Do you have to kill everyone in my area and burn down the infrastructure just for me to say I’m on your side?’ I said no .”
2023: Igbo elders stand up for powerful Nigerians, reveal stance, plan of action this week
Ahead of 2023 general election, some Igbo elders have doing so began lobbying powerful Nigerians for the need for a presidency in the Southeast.
It was reported that the elders had formed themselves as a lobby group to lobby Nigerians to join the quest for a presidency Southeast brings forth President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor next year.
In recent weeks, elders have engaged in political, religious, municipal and opinion leaders in the north, the middle belt, hit , southwest and south-south to solicit support for power rotation to zone in 2023.
IPOB are undereducated children, not terrorists, says Rochas Okorocha
In another development, Senator Rochas Okorocha stated that members of IPOB are poorly educated children in the Southeast.
Okorocha made the comment in response to the unrest-triggered crisis situation in the southeast.
The senator representing Senate District Imo West said the problems stemmed from poor leadership in the region, particularly in his Home State of Imo.