The Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, has proven help for the agitations of some Igbo teams clamouring for self governance.
Omo-Agege defined that the nation has been unfair to them, including that the South-East area is politically disadvantaged within the variety of seats allotted to it when in comparison with different areas.
“This nation has been unfair to them. Nigeria started with three areas; the North, East, West and subsequently the Midwest. The Midwest area, identified right now as Delta and Edo states which grew to become Bendel was the one area that was constitutionally created, others have been by fiat. Ours was created on account of referendum by the individuals.
“The Midwest area having solely two states has implications. Between Edo and Delta, we solely have 6 senators not like the North that has 57 senators and 18 to the West. The igbos have the proper to be indignant and bitter so can we.
“So when individuals are agitating, there may be justification in agigation supplied you seek the advice of and you are not violent. You can’t substitute one tyranny with one other tyranny. At some level, everybody wants to sit down and calm right down to look into the explanations for this agitation.
“Everyone has the right to agitate for their people. Nobody will say the Igbos do not have the right to agitate for themselves. The Nigerian union as it is, is not a perfect union. Everybody should strive to correct those imperfections. I respect their right to agitate on behalf of their people. What we’ll not countenance is for them without consulting the Urhobo people to include Urhobos as part of their map for Biafra Republic. We’re never part of Republic of Biafra. We are not fighting the Igbo people. We respect their right to agigate.” he defined
The Deputy Senate President acknowledged this in a viral video.
Recently, a Biafran map was launched by the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The map included Urhobo land as a part of the states that may make up Biafra Republic.
Reacting to that, Senator Omo-Agege stated: “We have began seeing maps being drawn up that embrace the Urhobo nation as a part of Biafra Republic. The Urhobos won’t ever be a part of Biafra. We are usually not combating with the Igbos; they’ve the proper to agitate however the Urhobos is not going to be a part of Biafra.
“The Urhobo people generally are Delta State residents who are located in Southern Nigeria and are sometimes mistaken as a sub-group of the Igbos. In simplified terms, they are an autonomous ethnic group.”