The Igbos do not need Biafra– Ex-Senator, Girei
Senator Abubakar Girei, who represented Adamawa Central Senatorial Zone from 1999 to 2003, has declared that Igbos do not need Biafra because they own Nigeria.
Girei, who made the claim while speaking with journalist, alleged that most of the people from the South East are against the clamour for Biafra.
He maintained that the South East zone had benefited greatly from the Nigerian nation.
According to the former Lawmaker, ”In fact, they are the owners of this country. I know the generality of the people from South- east in particular, where the noise about Biafra is coming from, are totally not in support of the breakup of this country because they know they own Nigeria, the bigger, the better for all of us.
”Go to my village, you will find them there. Go anywhere in this country, they are there, living comfortably, owning properties. There is no single tribe in this country that can boast of that.
”This is making them to lose out in many fronts in this country. Unless and until the Igbo come out and identify solely with the Federal Republic of Nigeria as one united entity, I don’t see how an Igbo man will aspire and succeed in being president of Nigeria. I don’t see it.
”You cannot be talking about Biafra, and then be talking about being President of Nigeria.”
Girei had similarly declared former President, Olusegun Obasanjo as the most powerful man in Nigeria after President Muhammadu Buhari.