Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, on Monday said the southeast region of Nigeria has been destroyed “politically, economically, and socially”.
Igbokwe who made this submission on his known Facebook page, also said it would ‘take years for the wounds to heal’.
“We have used our own hands to destroy Southeast politically, economically, and socially.
“Nothing is adding up again. The centre can no longer hold. The wounds will take years to heal,” Igbokwe wrote.
In a similar vein, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Saturday, stated that the people of South-East are good in business, but at the bottom line in politics.
According to him, the South-East people are well talented but they should learn politics because “in politics they are at the bottom line.”
The agitation for a sovereign nation of Biafra has been top of the demands of southeast people in the past few years. Although the agitation is not new, southeast people link their grouses to marginalisation by Nigerian federal authorities.