- Governor Aminu Masari said the separation of Biafra from Nigeria will not work
- The Katsina governor said the Igbos only occupied five states
- He said the agitation was an expression similar to what other regions had agitated for
The governor of Katsina state, Aminu Masari, has declared that Igbos will continue to remain in Nigeria as any referendum for an independent Biafra state will fail.
The governor while speaking with Vanguard said noted that Igbos only occupied five states in Nigeria and that even if they win in a referendum, Biafra will still not be allowed to go.
He said: “Agitations are bound to continue. Yesterday, it was Boko Haram trying to create an empire.
“Before then, we have the OPC (Oodua Peoples Congress). The Biafran agitation is part of the freedom of expression, and we don’t know whose turn it will be tomorrow to agitate.
“The average Igbo man, when you talk to him about Biafra, he will laugh; Nigeria is bigger than Biafra, it is bigger than Igbo, it is bigger than Hausa, it is bigger than Yoruba.
“A marriage of over 100 years is no joke. We are human beings. Some people want to be heard either politically or in some other ways.
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“Those who are arguing, you have even among them some people who want to levy war on another platform.
“Referendum on what? If we are to have a referendum on Biafra, it will fail; even if it will win, it will only be in the South-East zone, which has only five states against 31 other states.”
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