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Buhari vows never to allow Referendum for Biafra



Buhari vows never to allow Referendum for Biafra
 President Muhammadu Buhari is said to have vowed that he will never allow referendum for the agitating people from many states of the old eastern region of Nigeria calling for a Biafran state.
President Buhari, it was learnt, foreclosed any chance for a referendum as a way of addressing the agitation by majorly youths in a statement he made, during a media chat in New York City at the end of the 71th United Nations’ General Assembly (UNGA 71) in United States.
President Buhari’s position came a day after Biafrans after commercial activities were grounded in some major cities in the South East, and South-South part of the country on a stay-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB ).
The campaigners of Biafra also protested in many cities around the world demanding the release from prison of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
But according to the president, the Biafran activists have only the choice of forming a political party through which they can advance their interest within a Nigerian state.
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Buhari used the medium to state what he was able to achieve at the UNGA 71 meeting. While he said that Nigeria was well represented at different meetings held as part of the General Assembly.
He also listed Nigeria’s signing of the Paris Climate Change Accord and progress recorded at the Chad Basin conference as some of the accompaniments.
He added that the US and the United Kingdom governments pledged over $300 million dollars to assist the efforts of his government.
By Ebere Ndukwu …
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