Abakiliki: Ebonyi State Governor, Engr Dave Nweze Umahi has stated that the state was better off in a fair and equitable Nigeria, not Biafra.

The Governor made the assertion at the Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki, on Thursday, during a reception organised in his honour after declaring his presidential bid, in Abuja. Governor Umahi said, “Let nobody be afraid of the Presidency of an Igbo man. Igbo man is a builder and not a destroyer. There is no Igbo man that will the President of this country and would like to divide or destroy it, because we have investments everywhere.“First and foremost, I have been saying it. If anybody tells you about Biafra, Ebonyi State will never be part of Biafra. We are better off in a fair and equitable Nigeria instead of Biafra”

Umahi also said South Easterners have investments everywhere and so, no President of Igbo extraction will want to divide Nigeria. This is as the governor stressed that the state was better in a fair and equitable Nigeria, reiterating that, “If anybody tells you about Biafra, Ebonyi State will never be part of Biafra”.

“We have been so oppressed and now we are finding our feet and you want us to go back. We will not. “We are better in a fair and equitable Nigeria. And we are not going anywhere.“We are not going anywhere. We won’t. We will continue to appeal and dialogue to be treated fairly and equitably like other regions of Nigeria.“Some enemies of the South-East say if we become President, we will divide the country. How would we divide the country? We have investments everywhere.

“What happened in Ebonyi State is what no man should take credit. We have something to show for the calling of God. Let nobody’s heart fail him for the battle is of the Lord.“Other aspirants are more qualified than myself: but remember that I am David. I spoke to our father about the insecurity in the South East. I thanked him and re-echoed the issue of a political solution.”

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