T0P STORY: Ebonyi Will Never Be Part Of Biafra – Gov. Dave Umahi | READ DETAILS

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The Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi, has dissociated the state from being part of Biafra.

Umahi said this in a reception thrown to honor him on Thursday, at the Ecumenical Centre in Abakilike, the state capital after declaring for 2023 presidency.

The governor further stated that no Igbo man who emerges as president of Nigeria will divide or destroy the country because they have investments scattered all over the country.

“Let nobody be afraid of the Presidency of an Igbo man. Igbo man is a builder and not a destroyer. There is no Igbo man that will the President of this country and would like to divide or destroy it, because we have investments everywhere.

“First and foremost, I have been saying it. If anybody tells you about Biafra, Ebonyi State will never be part of Biafra. We are not Biafra.

“We have been so oppressed and now we are finding our feet and you want us to go back. We will not.

“We are better in a fair and equitable Nigeria. And we are not going anywhere.

 

“We are not going anywhere. We won’t. We will continue to appeal and dialogue to be treated fairly and equitably like other regions of Nigeria.

 “Some enemies of the South-East say if we become President, we will divide the country. How would we divide the country? We have investments everywhere” Umahi said.

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Speaking on his discussion with the President, Umahi revealed;

“I went to see the leader of the party and President of the country. Buhari will be coming to Ebonyi in March. It is going to be a historic visit.

“I have found peace but I didn’t know the number of youths and leaders of this country waiting for this moment. I think it has pleased God for us to be in this moment.

“What happened in Ebonyi State is what no man should take credit. We have something to show for the calling of God. Let nobody’s heart fail him for the battle is of the Lord.

“Other aspirants are more qualified than myself: but remember that I am David. I spoke to our father about the insecurity in the South East. I thanked him and re-echoed the issue of a political solution.”

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