Former Governor of Abia State, now Senator Theodore Orji has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to have a conversation with leaders of the Indigenous People of Biafran in order to curb trouble in the country.
The Senator made this known while speaking during an interview with journalists on Sunday, 8th November, to mark his 70th birthday celebration.
Orji stated that having a conversation with the leaders of the proscribed group is the best bet to avoiding issues in the country.
“If there are dissident voices, the president should call them and discuss with them. He should find out the cause of their agitation and work out ways to address their grievances.
“He should see how he can bring them in and fully integrate them into the system. That is what will solve the problem of the country. Call the dissident voices to a conference.
“There is nothing bad in discussing with the IPOB. If you don’t discuss with them, they will continue to give you trouble.
“We can’t be happy when other regions have six states and we have five. It shows that we are marginalised and cheated. That is what is causing the agitation in the region.
“Some groups are agitating that the zone should be a country on its own. Others are demanding restructuring because it is glaring that the South-East is being marginalised.”Photo Credit: Twitter