The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, on Friday explained why the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) should drop its agitation for the actualization of the Republic of Biafra.
Mohammed, who addressed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in Anambra State, said the people of the South-East extraction own half of the capital investments in the country.
The governor is one of the politicians eyeing the PDP presidential ticket at this month’s primary slated for Abuja.
He noted that IPOB should not be talking about self-determination when the Igbos have investments in every part of the country.
He said: “When I was minister of Federal Capital Territory, the Igbo capital investment in Abuja was over 50 percent.
“That is the true position, not only in Abuja, but in Kano, Lagos, Kaduna and other states. So, we are interrelated and connected as a people in Nigeria.
“We need to stabilise that symbiotic bond that binds us together. When IPOB is talking about self-determination and self-actualization for where? When you own over half of the country.
“God may not give you everything. He has given something to you. That is the truth. Because of this, I am calling for this unity and fraternity among us. If the Igbo youth understand this, they will now know the need for peace and unity in the country.”
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