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Igbos Would Not Leave Nigeria, Umahi Insists

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The Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi has asserted that despite the agitation for Biafra by several groups in the South East, Igbos will remain in Nigeria and fight for their rightful place.

Umahi made these assertion, while speaking to State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday.

The visit was to thank President Muhammadu Buhari for his two-day working trip to Ebonyi on May 5 and 6.

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Umahi said the people were happy with the Nigerian leader and appreciate his visit.

He dismissed the insinuation that the people of the South-East were no longer interested in Nigeria.

The governor stated that Igbos were not in support of any form of agitation or plans to secede.

‘I have always said that we are not totally in support of agitation to secede. We want to belong to the Nigerian nation.

‘As the Chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum, I have publicly said it, I have defended it.

‘I don’t care about the attacks and those who have taken to the politics of that matter in our place.’

Meanwhile, the Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu has revealed that he has picked the All Progressives Congress (APC) form for the Abia North Senate seat after withdrawing from the 2023 Presidential race.

Kalu, in a statement he issued in Abuja which was made available to The Eastern Updates, stated that his desire to return to senate was to complete the work he started in his constituency.

He, however, announced that his withdrawal from the presidential race was the failure of the Peoples Democratic Party and APC to zone their tickets to South East.

According to Kalu, since there is no zoning and the contest is open to all Nigerians, I officially withdraw from presidential contest in 2023.

The Eastern Updates

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