MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS DROPS STRONG MESSAGE TO IPOB – YOU ARE RIGHT IN FIGHTING FOR BIAFRA BUT WILL GET IT ON ONE CONDITION

MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS DROPS STRONG MESSAGE TO IPOB – YOU ARE RIGHT IN FIGHTING FOR BIAFRA BUT WILL GET IT ON ONE CONDITION

MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS DROPS STRONG MESSAGE TO IPOB – YOU ARE RIGHT IN FIGHTING FOR BIAFRA BUT WILL GET IT ON ONE CONDITION

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, has accused those agitating for the Republic of Biafra of using uncivilised methods, advising them to follow constitutional and diplomatic processes to achieve their aim. The minister said that MASSOB and IPOB have the fundamental right to clamour for Biafra, “but they should be rational and not emotional in going about it.” He spoke with newsmen in Enugu shortly after the end of a stakeholders/caucus meeting of the Enugu state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Onyeama then urged those spearheading the breakaway project to critically look at the rules relating to secession. According to him, those agitating for Biafra “are not speaking for Ndigbo, as they do not have the mandate of the Igbo race to do so.”

He asked them to embrace dialogue rather than resorting to violence. He, however, called on Nigerians, particularly those from the South-East, to keep supporting the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government, pointing out that the government has the capacity to tackle the current challenges facing the nation.

In his remarks, the Chairman of APC in the state, Dr. Ben Nwoye, assured the national leadership of the party that the state chapter was highly committed to wrestling power from Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019.

Nwoye said that existing political structures are being oiled and strengthened at all levels in the state, calling on true democrats and progressives to embrace the party to ensure a better Enugu State.

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