Former Chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC), Chief Simon Okeke, has condemned those opposing the Biafra agitation led by the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Chief Okeke, speaking with select journalists during his quarterly news conference in his Akata House, Amichi, Nnewi South Local Government Area, Anambra State, told Igbo elders and Nigerians castigating Kanu to listen to him and address some of the points he has made through agitation.
Chief Okeke, however, stated that secession is not the best option for Ndigbo, rather if there is equitable governance in Nigeria and equity and fairness in doing things in the country, there will be no need for Biafra restoration.
“IPOB’s secession idea is arising from a state of hopelessness and lopsidedness that successive governments in Nigeria have kept Biafrans.
The agitation for Biafra restoration is a reaction to some actions of non involvement of Ndigbo in the Nigerian governance.”
Chief Okeke blamed some Nigerian leaders, particularly former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd) for the woes in the country, saying: “His creation of 12 states, instead of the regional government he met in office, has brought unnecessary agitations by different ethnic groups in Nigeria.
“Gowon created 12 States with jaundice in his head; he created the states to humiliate Ndigbo, by ensuring that Ndigbo who live near the river banks, like today’s Obigbo in Rivers State are lost to other states.”