We really need tolerance to avoid second Civil War — Igali

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50 years After Civil War: We really need tolerance to avoid second Civil War — Igali
Godknows Igali

By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja

In this interview, a former Federal Permanent Secretary and Diplomat, Ambassador Godknows Igali, lays it bear over the mistakes by the elites that led to the bloody Nigerian Civil War, and said tolerance remains key to avoid second Civil War, and added that he supports Igbo presidency if zoned to the South by political parties come 2023 presidential election.

Excerpts:

This is 50 years after the Nigerian Civil War, do you think Nigeria is really united, as former Head of State, Gen Yakubu Gowon, was saying ‘One Nigeria’ as his mantra then?

I don’t think. The country appears to be more divided. Perhaps more divided even before the war. We experienced the war and I think that our leaders need to be sober and ask ourselves some questions and provide answers and that is the fact that haven fought that war and come this way like you asked are things better.

In the past, nobody cared where you came from. Let me give you an example. When…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper