Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state says that Igbos believe in a united Nigeria, and urging the Federal national assembly to create one more state from the South-East region to make it the sixth state.
Governor Hope Uzodinma said that “Ndiigbo will begin to see equity in action when an amended constitution births a sixth state in the South-East”.
The governor stated further that, “The Igbo people seek a constitutional guarantee of their inalienable rights as citizens. A sixth state will go a long way in assuaging the acclaimed marginalization.”
There have been secessionist agitations across the entire south-eastern region for a referendum to form a separate country called Biafra. In recent times, there is a lot of insecurity in Imo state and the government claims that IPOB and ESN are behind the crises and destruction of public facilities, such as INEC offices, prisons, police stations. Meanwhile, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB and ESN denied these allegations.
Hope Uzodinma, the Imo State governor made the call when making an address at the southeast zonal public hearing on the constitution review.
“I call on all Nigerians to take advantage of the opportunity presented by the public hearing to present what they think is necessary for our constitution to be called the people’s constitution,” the Imo governor said.
The chairman of the review committee, Ahmed Wase, thanked the Imo governor for tackling the insecurity in the state.