S’East needs referendum not further state, says IPOB

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Indigenous People of Biafra, on Thursday, dismissed the invoice searching for to create a further state for the South-East.

IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, stated the Igbo folks wanted a referendum to exit Nigeria and never the creation of a further state.

A invoice searching for the creation of a further state for the South-East handed the primary studying on the House of Representatives on Thursday.

The invoice, sponsored by the member representing Ideato North/Ideato South Federal Constituency, Imo State, Ikenga Ugochinyere, and others is now set for a second studying.

According to the draft invoice, the creation of Orlu State will alter the 1999 Constitution (as amended), growing the variety of states within the federation from 36 to 37.

The new state shall be carved out from Imo, Abia, and Anambra states, with Orlu as its capital metropolis.

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But reacting to the develop, IPOB spokesman stated,

 “We don’t need extra state in Igboland; creating extra state in Igboland means creating extra confusion and hatred among the many Ndigbo. The already present states haven’t been nicely managed by Nigeria and now they wish to create extra confusion.

“The value of governance is growing each day in Nigeria; definitely, the brand new state is not going to be nicely managed like others.

“Most of the present states within the nation usually are not viable and so they wish to add extra confusion and drawback.

“The creation of more states is not our problem. All we want is a total referendum to determine whether the Ndigbo would like to remain in Nigeria or not. The Ndigbo want total freedom and that is what we insist on.”



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