July 31, 2017 – Dr Orji Kalu Says Igbos Won’t Support Pro-Biafra Agitators Agenda To Break Nigeria Apart
Ex-Abia Governor Dr Orji Kalu yesterday said the Igbo people won’t support any move to disintegrate Nigeria.
While delivering a lecture titled ‘Mainstreaming Igbo in Nigeria Politics’ in Lokoja yesterday, Kalu said:
“I see a more united country rising from the ashes of hate and fear. Those who fear that the Igbo do not have leaders should first try to find out how Igbo people manage their affairs.
Yes, Igbo people have their leaders and when their leaders speak, those they lead take cue. And of course, Igbo leaders are talking.”
“The Igbo cannot do it alone. I agree that development of Igbo land is a task that must be done; but it cannot be done in isolation”.
“We can however not do that if we remain antagonistic to one another. We cannot achieve it if we scare everyone with hate.
We cannot achieve it if we think it is Igbo and Igbo alone.
“No, we must build necessary network. We must build alliances across the political divide. If we don’t build such alliances, we may not be able to market our demand” .