Former Imo State Governor and Senator Representing Imo West District, Rochas Okorocha, has warned Igbos over attempting to break up from Nigeria.
He gave the warning at a recent event in Abuja over the weekend.
There have been increased agitations in the Southern region of Nigeria with groups such as the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, working towards the disintegration of Nigeria. Also, the Yorubas have now started pushing for the creation of Oduduwa Republic, increasing secession calls too.
But Okorocha has now warned that the Igbos would be the worst hit if Nigeria breaks up, saying the South-East should push towards fixing the country and not its disintegration.
“It is only an Igbo man that goes to a place and remains put in that place, buys a land and builds a house for his family without feeling insecure. The Igbos will lose more if Nigeria divides.
Most Nigerian leaders who were successful had one thing or the other to do with the Igbos. It is either they married Igbo women or had some links with them. I can call names like former President, (Olusegun) Obasanjo; former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Buba Marwa, just to name a few,” he said.