Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has rejected reports that his state will take part in the struggle for the actualization of Biafra.
Umahi made this known in Abakaliki, the state capital on Thursday, January 13, during a reception organized for him after declaring his presidential bid in Abuja earlier in the week.
According to him, Ebonyi State will not be part of the agitation for a sovereign nation for the Igbos.
“First and foremost, I have been saying it, if anybody tells you about Biafra, tell them Ebonyi State will never be part of Biafra. We are not Biafra.
“We have been so oppressed; and now we are finding our feet and you want us to go back. We will not. We will not,” the governor declared.
Speaking on his 2023 presidential ambition, the governor allayed fears making the rounds suggesting that any southeasterner who emerges president might split the nation.
Umahi argued that Igbos have investment everywhere across the country, saying it would be impossible to think of secession when in power.
“Some enemies of the South-East say if we become president we will divide the country. How will we divide the country when we have investments everywhere?” the governor questioned.
He vowed that if he becomes president, he will further the projects of President Muhammadu Buhari and will fight the corruption in Nigeria to a standstill.
“What we did in Ebonyi State, we can replicate in Nigeria. Nigeria is a possibility. Before 31st of January, 2022, we will do our declaration to run for the Presidency.”
Meanwhile, the position was contained in a statement on Thursday, January 13; by John Akpan Udoedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).
The scribe applauded Twitter, an American company, for agreeing to open their office in Nigeria.
He called it a win-win that will create jobs and opportunities for Nigerians in the global digital space.
APC said by also agreeing to enroll Nigeria in its Partner Support and Law Enforcement Portals, Twitter has demonstrated commitment to helping to fight crime and criminals on their platform.
“Still, we should not rest on our oars. Russia has VKontakte (VK), China has Weibo; among several homegrown social media platforms.
“Nigerians talented in the development of social media/software applications are challenged; to develop homegrown applications that can rival existing social media platforms and meet the needs of Nigerians.”