RationalTV: Governor Ikpeazu Says We Are One And Calls Biafran Agitators Infinitesimal Few As 5 Northern Governors Storm Abia State.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, of Abia State on Monday received five northern Governors in Abia state.
Governor Ikpeazu while addressing them inside the executive chamber of the government house, Umuahia, said, “we won’t allow an infinitesimal few to separate us”.
The Governor said when the crisis started, he asked himself,“in my shoes, what will my brother Tambuwal do?”He also thanked the northern delegation for coming to show solidarity with the people of Abia.
The Governors, who visited were Kashim Shettima (Borno), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Aminu Masari (Katsina), Simon Lalong (Plateau) and Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi). The delegation had earlier met Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers.
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state appealed to the people of the south-east zone to have faith in a united and indivisible Nigeria.
“On behalf of northern governors’ forum, we are here to commend Governor Ikpeazu on his high-quality leadership in handling the crisis in Abia.
“He rose to the occasion and declared a curfew in Aba just as Governor Lalong also declared a curfew in Jos to avert a reprisal attack on the Igbo.
“We are here to show solidarity. We have a moral obligation to ensure that Nigeria remains one. Nigeria is the largest conglomeration of black people in Africa and we cannot afford to separate.
“If the nation disintegrates, where will we go? North is the Sahara desert and Chad cannot contain us. If we go south, it is the Atlantic Ocean. South is too small for us and the mountains of East Africa with their so many challenges cannot accommodate us.
“We are here to remind Nigerians that we are better as one. We are here to also invite our south-east colleagues to also come to the flashpoints of the north to speak to NdiIgbo living in the north,”he said.