The Federal Government has been urged by the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, to have a discussion with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB, regarding the marginalization of the Igbo in Nigeria.
Ikpeazu cautioned that no one can prevail in a fight of conscience through the legal system in an interview with Vanguard in Aba.
The governor went on to say that while he might not be a fan of the IPOB leader, he does want some of the concerns that have been brought up to be investigated.
He said; “The federal government needs to sit down and discuss with Nnamdi Kanu and ask what can we do. We can stay at the table to listen to what he is saying. You can’t win a battle of conscience through the court. Do we need Nnamdi Kanu to tell us that there is no Igbo in the hierarchy of service chiefs in Nigeria?
“Do we need Nnamdi Kanu to tell us that Ndigbo is marginalized in Nigeria? Do we need Nnamdi Kanu to tell us that rice that was sold for N10k, now goes for N40k? You need to listen to the Igbo who are the only true Nigerian.
“How many times have you seen Babalola Nigeria Limited in Azikiwe road, Aba? How many times have you seen Alhaji Kazaure Nigeria Limited in Umuahia? But there’s no street in the South West or North that you don’t see Igbo businesses.”