Biafra not in existence — Peter Obi

The Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has stated that he is running for President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a Nigerian.

The former Anambra state governor made this statement in an interview with the Brekete Family Show on Monday in Abuja.

According to him, he is not running to support the agitation for a sovereign state of Biafra, which is popular in some parts of the South-East.

In his reaction to the question of Biafra agitation, he said, “Biafra war ceased to exist about 52 years ago and it remains so. I am a Nigerian. I am contesting as a Nigerian.”

“I’ve said that those who are agitating, be it those who are agitating in the South-West, South-East or in the North. There is agitation everywhere because of the injustice, unfairness, marginalisation, poverty, call it any name. People are bound to agitate.

“I said I will consult and discuss with all of them (agitators). A new Nigeria is what I want to build and people will be proud. That’s why I said, I will solve the problems of the North, South-West. I want Nigerians to move around with their passports proud that they are Nigerians.”

 

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