- 2023 Presidency: Don’t remind
Nigerians of Biafra – Gov Ishaku
- Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has backed the Igbo people of the South East geo-political zone to produce Nigeria’s next President.
- Governor Ishaku noted that there is no need to stop zoning at
this critical time since it had been applied in the past, saying it would be like changing the rules of the game midway.
- He said the zoning arrangement must be sustained, calling on
the stakeholders to workout a formula that would keep Nigeria
in one piece.
“We must not do anything that would undermine our existence
as one united country,” the Governor warned as quoted by
“So, I support that the zoning arrangement should be allowed
to continue so that everybody can have a taste of the pudie.
“I believe that the Igbo have a legitimate aspiration, but what
makes their case bad is the threat they always subjected the
country to through their agitation for Biafra.
“Biafra is an unfortunate development in the past and it
belongs to the past and people should not be rubbing that on
our faces,” he added.
He said Nigeria had passed the stage where somebody
should be threatened, insisting that if the Igbo “want the rest
of the country to trust them and support their presidential bid,
they should stop this agitation and caution their children.”
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The Governor further noted that most of the people leading the
agitation for Biafra were not even born at the time of the war
that claimed millions of lives “and they do not know the cost
of war and the psychological implications of war.”
He said the Igbo must not “be reminding Nigerians of Biafra”
but instead demand for the presidency, which, according to
him, “they have the right to demand for it because they are
- ELOM VICTOR