Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo has opined that creation of an additional state in the South East will bring equity to the rising outcry of marginalisation in the region.
Uzodimma made the call delivering an address at the South East Zonal public hearing of the House of Representatives on the review of the Nigerian Constitution.
”Ndiigbo will begin to see equity in action when an amended constitution births a sixth state in the south east.
“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 marginalisation,” he said.
“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 peoples constitution,” he said.
He commended the committee for going ahead to hold the event in view of the recent security threats in the state.