Rochas Okorocha, the Governor of Imo State allegedly claimed that the Igbos plays the worst politics among other geopolitical zones and ethnic groups in the group.
Rochas Okorocha made this statement in Owerri in an interactive session with top media practitioners.
He also condemns the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra. He also maintained his stance on Nigeria as one nation.
The Governor made it clear to the Igbos that the Hausa can win the election without them. He also stated that the Igbos had lost their trust among other tribes of the country in attaining any meaningful position in the country.
Rochas condemns the Indigenous People of Biafra call for secession as a childish thing.
Igbos have to change their strategy, in order to reclaim their relevance in Nigeria’s power equation.
Hitherto, Hausa used to think they could not win elections without Igbo.
Now, they believe with the combined massive populations of Lagos and Kano, they no longer need Igbos to win, hence, the latest alliance between Hausa and Yoruba.
So, where is Igbo today in Nigerian politics?
I’ve always said Igbo have this feeling of abandonment. IPOB would have made better impact if they had operated under any other name other than Biafra, to push their demand for equity in sharing of the nation’s political and economic resources. The call for secession was childish.
Who is Nnamdi Kanu to ask Rochas to follow him to war?
Check it out, no Hausa man living in the South East owns a duplex neither can you see a Yoruba man who lives in a room and parlour apartment of his own or an investment worth N20 million.
But, should Nigeria break up today, Igbos will lose trillions in properties and other investments in Lagos, the North and other parts of the country. This is why we all must condemn IPOB’s call for break up.
The South-South has produced a president, the South West has produced a president and vice president while the North has produced many presidents.
By political calculation, it was expected that very soon, Igbo would have a chance to produce the president, but, the same Igbo want to break away from Nigeria. Where is our wisdom?
Regrettably, IPOB activities has created fears in the minds of Hausa and other ethnic nationalities in the country, that, once Igbo becomes president, they would secede.
So, where are we? This is why I said IPOB were childish in their struggle. We should all condemn the call for secession because if Nigeria breaks up, Igbos will lose