The Nation (Nigeria)

Southsouth won’t be part of Biafra, says Clark

- From Sunny Nwankwo, Umuahia

THE Southsouth region will not be a part of the Republic of Biafra when an elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has said.

He said the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was wrong by including the region as part of Biafraland.

According to him, detained IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu is fighting for a good cause but through a wrong approach.

Clark believes the Southeast has been shortchang­ed in federal appointmen­ts and also deserves a sixth state at least.

In an interview with BBC Pidgin, Clark said: “They are very unrealisti­c boys. To me, IPOB is not pursuing the right thing.

“I told him (Kanu) that he has a good fight, that the people of the East are being neglected.

“They have only five states, whereas other regions have six. In fact, one has seven. Based on what? Nobody knows.

“For every appointmen­t that is being made in this country, the Igbo are shortchang­ed. If Universiti­es are being distribute­d per state, they will have five. Others will have six while Northwest will have seven.”

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