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'Pro-Biafra protests may scuttle Igbo presidency'

16 November 2015, 13:34

Lagos - The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-East has warned that the ongoing agitation for the actualisation of Biafra may scuttle the chances of the Igbo producing the country’s President in 2023, Punch reports.

Spokesman for the South-East APC Leadership Caucus, Osita Okechukwu, said this in a statement in Enugu, on Sunday.

The protesters, consisting of members of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, are demanding the recognition of Biafra as a sovereign country and the release of the director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

Also read: Pro-Biafra protest moves to Rivers

Okechukwu, in the statement, expressed confidence that President Muhammadu Buhari would, in the spirit of zoning, hand over power to the South at the end of his second term in 2023.

He noted that an Igbo was best positioned to emerge as President when the office rotated to the South in 2023, saying the pro-Biafra agitation should not be allowed to scuttle the opportunity.

Read more at Punch

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