Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege said there is justification in the agigation of Igbo people clamouring for the Republic of Biafra because Nigeria has been unfair to them.
According to SaharaReporters, Omo-Agege explained that the South-East region is politically deprived in the number of seats allocated to it when compared to other regions.
“This country has been unfair to them. Nigeria began with three regions; the North, East, West and subsequently the Midwest. The Midwest region, known today as Delta and Edo states which became Bendel was the only region that was constitutionally created, others were by fiat. Ours was created as a result of referendum by the people.
“The Midwest region having only two states has implications. Between Edo and Delta, we only have 6 senators unlike the North that has 57 senators and 18 to the West. The igbos have the right to be angry and bitter so do we.
“So when people are agitating, there is justification in agigation provided you consult and you’re not violent. You cannot replace one tyranny with another tyranny. At some point, everyone needs to sit and calm down to look into the reasons for this agitation.
“Everyone has the right to agitate for their people. Nobody will say the Igbos do not have the right to agitate for themselves. The Nigerian union as it is, is not a perfect union. Everybody should strive to correct those imperfections.
“I respect their right to agitate on behalf of their people. What we’ll not countenance is for them without consulting the Urhobo people to include Urhobos as part of their map for Biafra Republic. We’re never part of Republic of Biafra. We are not fighting the Igbo people. We respect their right to agigate.” the Deputy Senate President said in a viral video.
KanyiDaily recalls that IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu said the struggle for actualisation of Biafra has nothing to do with oil domination in Niger Delta as erroneously believed and peddled by Biafra haters.