IPOB reacts to Reps move to create a new state in south East | Read Details 


IPOB reacts to Reps move to create a new state in south East | Read Details 

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has rejected the move made by the House of Representatives to create one more state in the south east.

Recall that Trustbase News reported that a bill sponsored by Ikenga Ugochinyere, member representing Ideato North and South Federal Constituency of Imo State, seeking the creation of Orlu state passed its first reading.

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

Responding, the media spokesperson of the IPOB, Emma Powerful, said the Igbo people needed a referendum to exit Nigeria and not the creation of an additional state.

Powerful said;

“We don’t want more state in Igboland; creating more state in Igboland means creating more confusion and hatred among the Ndigbo. The already existing states have not been well managed by Nigeria and now they want to create more confusion.

“The cost of governance is increasing on a daily basis in Nigeria; certainly, the new state will not be well managed like others.

“Most of the existing states in the country are not viable and they want to add more confusion and problem.

“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.”