A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abia State, Chief Benjamin Apugo, has called on the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu to abandon his push for Biafra as it was not in the interest of Igbos.
Speaking in his Nkata-Ibeku Umuahai country home, Apugo urged Kanu to avoid being used against Ndigbo.
Recalling that the Biafra war ended in a no victor, no vanquish note, the APC Chieftain urged Igbos to forget about Biafra.
Advising that Kanu should not allow the agitation pitch him against his kinsmen, Apugo said,
“What we are saying is that anyone who can talk to Nnamdi Kanu and he will listen, should tell him to drop the Biafra idea. Let’s tell him to understand that we have fought the Biafra war and it ended on no victor, no vanquish, which is where we stand.
“So if one person starts behaving as if he was bought over to work against his people, it becomes painful to many of us. Nobody can buy you to destroy your father’s land, for whatever reason.
“We all have to be reasonable about our present condition in the Country today; we have been in the PDP for 17 years in Abia State from the time of Dr Orji Uzor Kalu to the sitting Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and he will be the last PDP governor in this State.
“I know what I’m talking about it will be dangerous for our people to remain in PDP, if we don’t move to the APC, then who can we say is our political allies?
“The northerners have been our allies both in business and politics for a long time, particularly those of us from Umuahia, they have been our friends and business associates; many of us went into cattle rearing as a result of that friendship. When our enemies attacked us in past, the then Sultan of Sokoto also came to our rescue, he mobilised for soldiers to be sent to protect us, so we have long standing alliance with them.
“If anybody tells you that he can sack this present APC administration in the country, tell the person that he is sleeping, we have all been in the PDP so I understand what power is all about, but we are in the APC now for good, that is why am calling on our people to join the party. It will be beneficial for us, our unemployed children will get jobs, our dilapidated roads and schools will be reconstructed.”