‘Ndigbo believes in the entity called Nigeria’ – Okorocha
NEWSMAN, Enugu – Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has said that the South East region of the country believes in one Nigeria.
Senator Okorocha made this known to journalists after a meeting of South East leaders in Enugu.
“This is a very timely meeting and the whole essence is for peace and unity in our Igbo land and Nigeria. We believe in the unity of this country and we believe in the entity called Nigeria and all Igbo do believe so. We are deeply touched by the recent happenings and we never imagine that it will take that dimension in Igbo land,’’ Okorocha said.
The Senator reassured the youths of the South East leader’s commitment to attend to their demands and correct what has gone wrong before now.
“We are making every frantic effort to correct some of the mistake of the past and to give our youth a sense of belonging and a very nice road map with which to coup with things of life.
“So, we are here to reassure our youths and also to reassure Nigerians that we will take the necessary steps to correct some of the things perceived as wrong doing and to let Nigerians know that Igbo are part and parcel of this country and we remain so, unquestionably”, he said.
Okorocha while responding to questions on the possibility of Igbo leaders to work together despite their different political affiliations, said “what binds us together is much more than the party line that divided us”, Vanguard reported.
“So, we have begun to realise that and we owe it a duty to build a better future for this generation and indeed future generation of Ndigbo. We are getting old; we are not getting younger at all and we don’t want to be asked what did we do during our time,’’ he added
He also noted that ‘‘We have decided to come together, be it APC, PDP, on anything that concerns the Igbo Nation and Nigeria Nation”.