The member representing Aba North/Aba South in the House of Representatives, Ossy Prestige, has blamed the failure of political leaders from the Southeast region for the continued agitation for Biafra.
Prestige, a federal lawmaker on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), made this known yesterday during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Aba, Abia State.
According to him, people were always forced to seek alternatives through agitations when their representatives fail to deliver expected dividends of democracy and leadership to them.
Prestige, therefore, urged the Igbo to come out en masse and vote for credible candidates who have the mind to serve them rather than voting based on sentiments and material inducements.
“The refusal of some Igbo people to carry out their civic responsibilities will not resolve the issue of marginalisation which resulted in the revived agitation for Biafra,” he said.
He enjoined the Igbo in positions of leadership to seek the welfare of their people rather than enthroning selfish interests that rob the people of their dues through their representatives.
Prestige said although he was facing a troubling opposition from the PDP-led state government in Abia, he was not in competition and cannot compete with them.
The lawmaker, however, vowed that nothing would stop his resolve to free his constituents from their real enemies.