- Senator Dapo Tejuoso described the Biafra agitation as a joke
- He said Igbos continue to be represented in the National Assembly
- The Senator said those agitating for Biafra have no power to make it happen
Senator Dapo Tejuoso has said that the agitation for an independent Biafra state remains a joke as long as the south east region continues to be represented in the National Assembly.
This Day reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) senator from Ogun state said the Biafra issue will only be taken serious when these representatives table this agitation at the National Assembly to demand for a new country through a democratic process.
He said: “As far as I am concerned, the South East is still represented in the senate; they have their own senators, they have their House of Representatives members, they have not come up through any of these process to say they want to form another country; those who are shouting are those outside the system.
“So, for me, it is the day, senators start talking about it, that House of Representatives members start talking about it, it is then that it will make serious importance, but we are running democracy.
“The day they said people should stay at home and they too stayed at home; their House of Representatives members did not stay at home and these are the people representing them.”
Meanwhile, the governor of Katsina state, Aminu Masari, 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.
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