Igbos are marginalised in this country – Gov. Ikpeazu

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Abia State Governor Ikpeazu declares three-day curfew in Aba over Nnamdi Kanu, military face-off

Abia state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has said that South-East Governors only banned the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), but did not declare it a terrorist organization.

Below are his statements:

“Put the action of the south-east governors within context. It became expedient for the south-east governors to look at their mandate,” Ikpeazu said.

“My mandate as a governor is to secure life and property of not only Abians but everybody that is doing business within the geographical space called Abia.

“So at that time, I should protect even those agitating for an independent country called Biafra. I come from a part of the country where the lives and property of visitors within your gate is perhaps more important than your own life.

“Put the action of the south-east governors within context. It became expedient for the south-east governors to look at their mandate,” Ikpeazu said.

“My mandate as a governor is to secure life and property of not only Abians but everybody that is doing business within the geographical space called Abia.

“So at that time, I should protect even those agitating for an independent country called Biafra. I come from a part of the country where the lives and property of visitors within your gate is perhaps more important than your own life.

“The information that is available to the federal government is not available to me and if that is what they have said, it is up to them to defend it.

“But me as a person, sitting in my small corner, I can speak on any other Nigerian; ‘oh, the decision is a hasty decision’ but looking at it from the prism of the federal government is another angle.”

 

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