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Ohonaeze makes case for additional state in S’East



OHANAEZE Ndigbo has again decried the continuous structural marginalisation of ndigbo, even as it lamented on the refusal to create additional states in the south east by past and present administrations.
The spokesman of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Chuks Ibegbu, stated that most Nigerians agreed that the south east deserve additional states and local government areas to ensure equity and fair play.
He stated that the North West has seven states with more that 100 local government areas, stressing that the areas with more states do not have the population they presented. His words, “there is no where in the world that those in the desert and savanah regions outnumber those in the coastal except in Nigeria and using land masses as a criterion for state and local government creation. This is absurd”.
Ibegbu said the South east has the largest population density in Africa and deserved more states and local government areas. “These are used to allocate revenue, effect appointment and admission in higher institution even as south east is grossly short changed”.
Reacting on the alleged proscription of Ohanaze by Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Ibegbu said it was good relief but quickly stressed that itis a family affairs. He observed that pro-Biafra agitators are all Igbo Children, stressing that a father is not expected to engage his own children in the market place no matter the provocation.
“The youths are aggrieved by their condition in Nigeria, but they should also realize too that their fathers were also victims of conundrum”. He noted that their fathers suffered and would not allow their children to experience what they saw in the dark days”.
He called for more understanding; stressing that Ohanaeze leadership will continue to work for a better Nigeria.

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