99% Of Igbos Are Against Secession -Okereke


Dr Emmanuel Okereke is the founder of African Liberation Party and the Director General, National Taskforce to Combat Illegal Importation of Small Arms, Ammunition, and Light Weapons, NATFORCE. He spoke with PAUL UWADIMA on national issues.

What is your position on the agitation for biafra? 

I have said it without number that we don’t have any reason to call for biafra. Biafra happened out of mistake by the former leader Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, whom I was opportune to have a meeting with and with some other prominent Igbo leaders and northern leaders.

That was in 2003, three days to the presidential election at NICON Hilton Hotel with President Muhammadu Buhari, and we had a fruitful meeting. That was when Obasanjo was about to rig the election and we took a stand to boycott it but Buhari as a peacemaker said no, let us be law abiding, that we are not going to boycott the election. Let us see the outcome of the election. After we had our…

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