The Bauchi State Governor and a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in respect of the 2023 election, Bala Mohammed, on Friday described as unrealistic the separatist agitation led by the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Newsbreak reports.
Mohammed, who was in Akwa in Anambra State over his presidential ambition, stated that Igbos are everywhere in Nigeria, and owned “over half of the country,” therefore, IPOB’s self-determination demand was unrealistic.
“When I was Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, the Igbo capital investment in Abuja was over 50 per cent. That is the true position; not only in Abuja but also in Kano, Lagos, Kaduna and other states. So, we are interrelated and connected as a people in Nigeria,” Mohammed said.
“We need to stabilise that symbiosis that binds us together. When the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, is talking about self-determination and self-actualisation, for where? When you own over half of the country? God may not give you everything, He has given something to you. That is the truth.”