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If I'm Elected President, Here's What I'll Do About The Agitation In Biafra - Peter Obi

Mr. Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party, has stated that he will talk to secessionists if elected president of the nation in 2023.

On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, during the Arise TV morning show, Obi claimed he had seen how agitation-related issues were handled in other nations.

He claimed that the country's weak leadership, which he claimed had been a problem with Nigeria for years, was what gave rise to the agitation.

The former governor of Anambra State clarified his alleged support for the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), saying he had never been involved in any struggle.

He said, “I have never been in any agitation. I had said that the agitation is because of leadership failure over the years. I will engage them in dialogue if elected into power”.

The government's failure to provide effective leadership resulted in years of social neglect, economic exclusion, and political marginalization of Nigerians, particularly those from the country's south-eastern region. This led to the Biafra agitation.

Igbo organizations claim that the federal government's apparent insensitivity to the condition of Ndigbo has fueled the fight for Biafra independence.

Chief Cyprian Okoye, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Australia, told reporters in Enugu that as long as the federal government insisted on treating Ndigbo as outsiders to the country, the ongoing struggle for the republic of Biafra will continue.

He claimed that Ndigbo had not received fair treatment, highlighting how President Muhammadu Buhari's administration had made the maltreatment that its citizens had endured worse.


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