Opinion: I Don’t See Why Anyone Should Now Be Asking For Biafra Again – Akinjide

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Opinion: I Don't See Why Anyone Should Now Be Asking For Biafra Again - Akinjide

A current member of the People’s Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees and one time Minister for education and Minister of Justice in the first and second republics respectively, has said clearly that the issue of Biafra should be history by now. He said “I don’t see why anyone should now be asking for Biafra again.”

Speaking in an interview with Vanguard’s Ola Ajayi, the elderly politician and lawyer bared his mind on several issues including the current agitation by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and others from the South-east and South-south for the creation of Biafra.

His views were not hidden or coated as he clearly felt the call by these agitators were uncalled for. According to him, he said  “Anybody supporting Biafra must be very, very wrong. I don’t know their reason but whatever their reason, they are wrong. We fought a war for three years over Biafra and Biafra was defeated and the whole country united with the belief that Nigeria should remain one country and the Igbo joined the country and since then they have been governors in the country, they have been ministers both at the state and federal levels. They have been ambassadors abroad. I don’t see why anybody should now be asking for Biafra again, I think it should be rejected.

“I think they should call them to a meeting and talk to them as father to son and ask them to stop because there is no reason for them to do what they are doing. In the last government, we had an Igbo as Minister of Finance (Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala) and also, we had an Igbo as Secretary to the government, we also had Igbo as ambassadors in many parts of the world. So, there is no excuse for anybody to say he wants to break up the country again after we fought a bloody war of about three years. We don’t want to go back to that. We want peace everywhere and we want a fair share whether you are from the North, East, West, South, Middle-Belt everything should be evenly and fairly distributed.”

Akinjide has joined the discussion now raging across many fronts. Will these views matter or even deter the agitators? Only time shall tell.

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Chieze Pst David

Nigerian can’t survive without Biafrans

Samuel Ekeji

you are a bastard 4 saying that cant u survive without ibos

Nwaegede Onyebuchi

The reason is that u can not see. How can frog see? Look at ur urgly face

Emeka Agatha Uche

Are u ok? What can u say about the country.

Cletus Andrew

Down shall not kill says d lord.

Fortune Agu

You cannot see the reason why the lgbos are demanding for BIAFRA because at your age you should be blind.

Michael Ikechukwu

He is a real aturu

Ilaboya Jacob

They are asking for Biafra because since after war 10 leaders no Biafra there oga u don too old go sit down

Chukwuemeka Sunday

May amadi oha strick u you down idiot farther

Stephen Monday

Old age is ur problem