A Board of Trustee, BoT, member of the All progressives Grand Alliance, AGPA, Mazi Okey Kanu, has given reasons the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and other groups in the Southeast are agitating for a separate country.
Kanu also gave reasons incumbent governor of Anambra State Willie Obiano should be considered for a second term.
According to him, by voting for Obiano and APGA, a strong ideology of Igbo political cohesion would have been established.
He further advised Ndigbo to shun the idea of an Igbo man becoming the president of Nigeria.
He told Sun, “The youths are crying because of unemployment; if you give the youths employment, they are not going to be talking about IPOB. What they are crying for is ‘give us what to do’ and I believe it is the unemployment issue that is making them to play the active role as the latest advocates for Biafra.
“We have to restructure Nigeria, so that justice and fair play will prevail. The only thing that lasts forever is the truth. Every other thing is a question of time, before they crumble. So we cannot continue to run Nigeria the way it is now.
“From the standpoint of an Igbo man, we must have an umbrella, a political position. It is important to understand that if we do not have a political position, we are not going anywhere. APGA offers that position.
“In fact, we should all forget the so-called Igbo presidency, because the way Nigeria is structured, no one ethnic group can rule Nigeria without a political alliance with other ethnic groups.
“It used to be like this in the days of NCNC having political alliance with NPC, the days of NPP with NPN, that was why somebody like Edwin Ume-Ezeoke was the speaker of the House of Reps because of the political alliance of NPP and NPN.
“As you can see, the way things are structured, no one ethnic group can do it alone; so if any other ethnic group wants to have political alliance with the Igbo, where do they go? That is where the relevance of APGA comes in.
Reacting to the comments that Igbos are not getting a fair share of appointments and major infrastructural projects under Buhari, Kanu said, “The Igbo must try this time to have a political cohesion. ‘A ga anyukota mmamiri onu ogba ufufu’ meaning that we must have synergy; we must have all the South-East governors under one political umbrella to start with.
“If need be, we can go into political alliances with other ethnic groups like it used to be in the past. I think I have made it as clear as possible”.YOU MIGHT ENJOY READING