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‘I do not believe in second-class citizenship where a section of the country is being seen to be superior to others.
‘We are all created by God and no one should talk of disintegrating the country,’ he said.
He admitted that most of the secessionist groups’ agitations were genuine, noting that they could however be addressed.
‘I want Igbos to submit these agitations and I would lead the governors and leaders of the zone to the centre to address these grievances.
‘The groups can then do what they like if, after six months, we fail to address these grievances,’ he said.
Umahi urged the people to shun bitterness, anger, violence among other vices, to avoid bringing war and destruction unto the land.
‘We would tell the authorities in Abuja that our people are aggrieved but such cannot be addressed by insulting the president, governors, and leaders from other regions of the country,’ he said.
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