The Director General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu on Monday insisted that the immediate demand of Ndigbo is the creation of Adada State or any other additional state in the South East, as well as president of Igbo extraction.
He spoke in reacting to the statement of the Deputy Senate President, Distinguished Senator Ike Ekweremadu to the effect that, “if the dominant views in the public domain are anything to go by, then undoubtedly, the minimum Ndigbo demand of Nigeria is a restructure of the federation.”
Okechukwu described Ekweremadu’s statement as a blatant falsehood and sheer minority view of Igbo elite.
“My understanding of majority of Ndigbo minimum demand is creation of Adada State or any other additional state, no matter the name and more local government areas to level us with other zones, which have more senators, federal representatives, and that collect more revenue from the federation account. This is our irreducible minimum demand.
“I am not opposed to restructuring as my definition of restructuring is the creation of at least one additional state and local government areas in the South East, to leverage Ndigbo with other regions as up to now Distinguished Senator Ekweremadu and his elite clan has no exact definition of restructuring.
“Today they talk of regions, which Nigerians voted against in the Abacha, Obasanjo and Jonathan Constitutional Conferences,” Okechukwu said.
Meanwhile, the former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has revealed that he is very prepared and will make a good president if elected as Nigeria’s President.
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