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Igbo on the losing side, if Nigeria breaks – Senator Okorocha



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The Senator Representing Imo West Senatorial district in the ninth Senate, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has warned against any secessionist agenda that will destroy what the founding fathers of Nigeria worked so hard to build.

He said this at the Unity house, Abuja, when he played host to three women groups; the Omalicha Umu Ada-igbo; Nigeria Women of Integrity and the Widow and Non-Widows Support Group, led by Dr Lilian Ogugwo, Tosin Ilesanmi and Hajia Fatima Shuaibu respectively.

Owelle who warned against pushing for the division of Nigeria, stressed that Ndi-Igbo can fix Nigeria if the region is given a chance to do so.

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The Imo lawmaker, who expressed worries that the average Igbo person is misunderstood, stressed that Igbo are true Nigerians in their thinking.

He said, “it is only an Igbo man that goes to a place and remains put in that place, buys a land a builds a house for his family without feeling insecure.

“The Igbo will lose more if Nigeria divides.”

“Most Nigerian leaders who were successful had one thing or the other to do with the igbo, it’s either they married Igbo women or had some links with them; I can call names like, former President Obasanjo; former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Buba Marwa, just to name a few”. He said.

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Senator Okorocha at the meeting commended the women group for their sense of integration, noting that the hall was filled with women from across the divide of Nigeria.

“It is time we stop this castigation that is presently going on and work with our women to unite Nigeria.

“If the entire women in Igbo land come out in protest against the insecurity ravaging the south east, the menace will be greatly reduced immediately.’’

In their responses, the women who visited the Unity House to seek the support of Senator Okorocha in their ongoing nation rebuilding agenda, commended Okorocha for his efforts at alleviating poverty through his many philanthropic gestures.

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Leader of the Nigerian women of Integrity, Tosin Ilesanmi used the occasion to invite Senator Okorocha to the group’s forthcoming convention where ‘Ten Million’ women are billed to gather in Abuja before the end of the year.

Dr Lilian Ogugwa who led Omalicha Umu Ada-Igbo used the occasion to reiterate that Nigerian women will never give up on the ‘Nigerian Project’


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