- Governor Okorocha has said that Nigeria doesn't understand Igbo people
- Okorocha noted that Igbos are the most misunderstood ethnic group in Nigeria
- The governor said at every side, the Igbos are being chased from pillar to post as if they’re not part of the entity called Nigeria
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has said that the Igbo people have become the mostly misunderstood ethnic group in Nigeria.
Vanguard reports that he likened the Igbo man to somebody who would always impact greatly the lives of the people living around him wherever he resides.
Legit.ng gathered that Okorocha said that as a result of that, he was worried in spite of the Igbo man’s contribution that, other people have viewed their gesture as weakness.
Okorocha made the comments in Imo at the gathering of traditional rulers who are trying to quell the swelling agitations in the southeast region, assuring Igbo people that there is hope in the country called Nigeria.
He said: “I always believe in the unity and indivisibility of this great nation especially as an Igbo man, brought up by the north and empowered by the west. I have every reason to believe in the country and her unity.
“I want to use this opportunity to appeal to Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of nationhood because when that happens, other parts of the country will not be seeing the insurgency in the north as the problem of the north or the militancy in the Niger-Delta as the problem of the south-south or kidnapping in the southeast as the problem of the southeast people.
“The Igbo man is the one who will hardly come back home to his grassroots without leaving a lasting impression of good development in the place he is living. But Nigerians have taken this for weakness. And that’s why at every side, they’re chased from pillar to post as if they’re not part of the entity called Nigeria.”
In his message, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, said that meeting was to further strengthen the unity as one great people in one country. He said: "You remember that during the period of the election, there was plenty people crying for a lot of things. But one thing you must know is that God gives power to whoever he wants."
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Also speaking, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi said: “We want to let you know and continue to assure you, particularly the entire southeastern zone of this country that there would be all inclusive initiatives to carry everybody along across all the various geo-political zones in Nigeria and we know that Nigeria belongs to all of us and we don’t have any other place to go other than our dear country, Nigeria."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that former governor of old Anambra state, Senator Jim Nwobodo, called for Igbo presidency in 2023, as he said Nigeria would not know peace until an Igbo becomes president.
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