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Breaking: Ex-Governor Okorocha makes Important Announcement about IPOB

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Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has revealed why he refused to order his men to shoot and kill members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, during his tenure.

The former Governor called on the Buhari Government to sympathise with the youth and address their grievances.

Speaking further, the lawmaker called on the people of the South-East region to present a good reason they should be given the opportunity to produce the next President of the country in 2023.

Okorocha, who represents Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, said this during ‘Conversation with Owelle Rochas Okorocha at 59 and Award of Icon of Service and Philanthropy,’ aired by NTA.

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“When IPOB started, they came to Imo State when I was the governor, but I listened to them and understood their grievances.

“They asked me to join them, and I told them if they can convince me to have another (Biafra country) passport, I will join.

“I could have asked my men to shoot them as they were killed in Okigwe and other states, but no. I had to listen to know what they were going through.

“That is how the Nigerian government should treat the youths, sympathise with them. Treat them well,” Okorocha said.

Recently, many youths have been reportedly killed while many others have been arrested and jailed by Nigerian security operatives.

Speaking with DAILY POST on the recent happenings in the South East, especially Imo State, a security expert in Aba, Abia State, Dr. Maxwell Uchenna, apportioned most of the blames on the incumbent Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma.

According to him, the Governor is rather taking instructions from Abuja in the matters of security of his state instead of seeking a local solution to what he( Uchenna) described as a local problem.

“Hope Uzodinma is an Igbo man who should understand Igbo problems better,” he told DAILY POST.

“Listen, I’m not in any way in support of youths who go about killing security operatives and destroying government institutions should not be dealt with. But it’s wrong to kill them extrajudicially. It is unconstitutional to order the shooting of Nigerian youths without proper investigations and trials.

“In this same country we see bandits being arrested and detained by the security forces; we see Boko Haram members being integrated into the society by the government, so why will the South East be different? Why should the agitating youths be shot on sight with arresting and trying them in a court of competent jurisdiction? There’s insecurity everywhere in Nigeria and the government must rise to the occasion.

“I don’t know about Okorocha’s claim of having listened to the Biafra agitators during his tenure but all I can tell you is that it is unlawful for a sitting governor to order the shooting and killing of his people in order to look good before the central government and his political party.”

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Biafra is madness, we don’t want it — Umahi blows hot

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Governor of Ebonyi State, who is also the Chairman of the South-East Governors Forum David Umahi, has described the agitations for Biafra as madness, saying that most elites in the region do not want it.

According to him, all they want is to be treated equally like other regions in the country.

“Every elite in the south-east is not desirous of Biafra. We don’t want Biafra. We only want to be treated equally like other regions in Nigeria,” Governor…

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BREAKING!!! Nollywood Actor, Chinwetaluagu Agu Arrested By Nigerian Army, Flogs Him Mercilessly For Wearing Biafran Clothes (Video)

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A video shared online shows the moment Nigeria army officers allegedly flogged and arrested popular Nollywood Actor, Chinwetaluagu Agu for wearing Biafran clothe.

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Demand For Nnamdi Kanu’s Immediate Release — Metuh Tells South East Governors

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Chief Olisa Metuh, former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party has urged Governors of the South East to demand for the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

Metuh gave the advice in a statement titled, “Use Enugu Meeting to Demand Nnamdi Kanu’s Release, Metuh Urges S/E Governors,” which he signed and made available via email, on Monday.

He enjoined the governors to use their proposed Enugu meeting to make the demand.

Metuh said, “As governors and leaders of the southeast zone converge in Enugu to find solutions to the security challenges in the zone, one sure step towards achieving answers is for our leaders to use the opportunity to demand for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from detention.

“It is a considered submission that the release of Nnamdi Kanu will not only douse tension in the region but also put an end to allegations and counter-allegations regarding those behind the escalated insecurity in the zone and give our security agencies a clearer cue to track down the perpetrators.”

His appeal is coming against the backdrop of denials by IPOB that it was not involved in the series of senseless killings and arson in the zone.

The former PDP spokesperson further said, “authorities should therefore use the release of Nnamdi Kanu to eliminate the current puzzlement and complications as well as a political solution for situations that constitute unrest in the South East.

“It is therefore imperative for our governors and leaders to use this meeting to impress upon the Federal Government to adopt a political approach by releasing Nnamdi Kanu.”

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