David Umahi, the governor of Ebonyi state, has said that the state will never be part of the proposed Biafra nation by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
He made the statement at the Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki, on Thursday, January 13, during a reception organised for him after declaring his presidential bid in Abuja.
He said Ebonyi state is better off in a fair and equitable Nigeria.
He also said that he discussed the issue of insecurity affecting the South East with President Muhammadu Buhari and that “anyone that wants to cause insecurity in the South East must be crushed.”
Umahi said: “I went to see the leader of the party and President of the country. Buhari will be coming to Ebonyi in March. It is going to be a historic visit.”
He added: “Anyone that wants to cause insecurity in the South East must be crushed. The economy has been destroyed. Nobody should be afraid of the presidency of the Igbo man. We have investment everywhere.
“Ebonyi State will never be part of Biafra. We are better in a fair and equitable Nigeria. We have investment everywhere and you cannot set fire in your house.
“We have God and prayers. It’s a challenge for everyone. God’s blessing on this project, will further the project of Mr. President. I will fight the corruption in Nigeria to a standstill. It’s a time to repent and build a better Nigeria.
“What we did in Ebonyi State, we can replicate in Nigeria. Nigeria is a possibility. Before 31st of January, 2022, we will do our declaration to run for the Presidency.”