Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has said that his presidency would not support the actualisation of Biafra, a call for secession in the South-East of Nigeria.
In an interview with Brekete Family Show in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Monday when asked if as president, he would push for Biafran Republic, Obi said “I am a Nigerian.”
The former governor of Anambra State said that “Biafra ceased to exist about 52 years ago and it remains so. I am a Nigerian. I am contesting as a Nigerian.
“I’ve said that those who are agitating, be it those who are agitating in South-West, South-East or in the North. There is agitation everywhere because of the injustice, unfairness, marginalisation, poverty, call it any name. People are bound to agitate.”
Obi said that if elected president, his only interest was in a new Nigeria for all, reiterating his promise to dialogue with all agitators across the country.
“I said I will consult and discuss with all of them (agitators). A new Nigeria is what I want to build and people will be proud. That’s why I said, I will solve the problems of the north, south-west. I want Nigerians to move around with their passports proud that they are Nigerians,” Obi said.