As protest rages across the South-East geopolitical zone of the country, leaders in the region have disassociate themselves from the actualization of a Sovereign State of Biafra.
Rivers State government had earlier dissociates from the pro-Biafra protests by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) which have brought to a standstill, business and economic activities and traffic on the busiest Aba Road, in the Port Harcourt Central Business District.
Governor Nyesom Wike said his administration is not in support of such demonstrations, pledging loyalty to the Nigeria state.
In like manners, Imo State Governor and chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors’ Forum, Rochas Okorocha also disowned the protesters and what they clamour.
Protests have swept through some states capitals including Rivers, Anambra and Delta in the wake of the reported arrest of Radio Biafra director, Nnamdi Kanu.
“It is highly regrettable, especially when it was clear that such violent protests in the name of Biafra would not impact on the development of the South-East and the progress of the people of the area.”
“The governors and leaders of the South-East condemn the protests, especially when they were carried out in the name of Biafra. If a section of the people in the South-East, or even the whole people in the geopolitical zone protest over the bad shape of the Federal roads in the area, or protest over the total negligence of the geopolitical zone, every governor and leader in the area would support that; but not to protest over an issue that is neither here nor there.”
South-East is an integral part of Nigeria and the region is acclaimed for enterprise and commerce in the country.
“As far as the governors and leaders of the South-East are concerned, those behind the campaign for Biafra have their ulterior motive, which has nothing to do with corporate interest of Ndi-Igbo in Nigeria of our collective dream; adding that “the concern of the governors and other South-East leaders is to get what is due for us in our country, and any other quest especially for Biafra is diversionary.”