Leader of the Independent Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Maxi Nnamdi Kanu would be heartbroken after Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi yesterday stated that the state will not be part of the proposed Biafra country by Kanu and his supporters.
Umahi who has since declared his intentions to contest the office of the President of Nigeria, says the state will not return to the position of being oppressed.
The governor spoke at the Ecumenical Centre in Abakaliki after arriving from Abuja where he declared his presidential ambition. He said the state was better in a fair and equitable Nigeria stressing that “ If anybody tells you about Biafra, Ebonyi will never be part of it.”
The governor said, “Let nobody be afraid of the Presidency of an Igbo man. Igbo man is a builder and not a destroyer. There is no Igbo man that will the President of this country and would like to divide or destroy it, because we have investments everywhere.
“First and foremost, I have been saying it. If anybody tells you about Biafra, Ebonyi State will never be part of Biafra. We are not Biafra.
“We have been so oppressed and now we are finding our feet and you want us to go back. We will not.
We are better in a fair and equitable Nigeria. And we are not going anywhere.
“We are not going anywhere. We won’t. We will continue to appeal and dialogue to be treated fairly and equitably like other regions of Nigeria.
“Some enemies of the South-East say if we become President, we will divide the country. How would we divide the country? We have investments everywhere.”