United Progressives Party, UPP, has disclosed that it will field an Igbo presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections.

UPP also backed the agitation for Biafra, saying it was normal in the prevailing circumstances in Nigeria.

Its National Chairman, Chief Chekwas Okorie spoke on Saturday in a meeting with stakeholders in Awka, Anambra State.

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He said there were competent Igbo who could pilot the affairs of the country and deliver it from its present economic quagmire.

Okorie said the Igbo naturally were not vindictive and so had the conduced spirit to lift the country as hardworking, creative and enterprising people.

His words: “The ruling All Progressives Congress has divided the country along primordial cleavages more than any government had done. The APC has brought Nigeria to near disintegration.”

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“We have been politically defrauded by a political party that canvassed true federalism while it sought for the votes of trusting Nigerians.

“But in a very unscrupulous manner, it has jettisoned its avowed article of faith, and foisted on harmless Nigerian citizens the worst form of nepotism, reductionism, lethargy, cluelessness and retrogression.”

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