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The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Drainages, Joe Igbokwe has suggested how the South-east region can produce a president amidst discussions about the perceived exclusion of the region from national politics.
In a Facebook post sighted by The Eastern Updates, Igbokwe submitted that Igbos are only interested in Nigeria and not in Biafra, as shown by the support received by Peter Obi during the 2023 presidential election.
Igbokwe also highlighted the region’s dissatisfaction with its representation in the national political landscape and urged IPOB and the rest of the region to embrace building bridges of friendship and trust with other Nigerians.
He emphasised that the issue is not the agitation for Biafra but to be supported and encouraged to produce the President of Nigeria in a nation that belongs to all.
Igbokwe advised IPOB to seek peace and engage in constructive dialogue with other Nigerians, promoting unity, equity, justice, and fair play.
The Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders, (COSEYL) has chided a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode over his statement that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, should leave Nigeria and never come back.
COSEYL, the apex socio-political youth group in the South-East described Fani-Kayode’s utterance as ‘unguarded statement.’
Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Thursday, asked Obi to leave the country and never coming back, adding that the sooner the better.
The former minister had said this when the former Anambra state governor cried out that there was a pressure on him to leave the country.
Reacting to Fani-Kayode’s statement, COSEYL, in a press release signed by its President-General, Goodluck Ibem on Saturday issued seven-day ultimatum to ex-minister to tender unreserved apologies to Obi.