A former governor of Anambra state, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has made ir clear that Igbos will not secede from the country because of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ezeife stated this while speaking with journalists on Thursday night.
He was chatting on the sidelines of a presentation of three books authored by May Ikokwu, founder of Save Our Heritage Initiative (SOHI), a non-governmental organisation (NGO).
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been agitating for the south-east to secede from Nigeria.
The former governor said the Igbo should be careful, adding that “If somebody is targeting to kill us, should we go and kill ourselves?”
“We must be careful with ourselves, we Igbo people,” he said.
“If somebody is targeting to kill us, should we go and kill ourselves? Let us tell our people the truth, we are not leaving Nigeria tomorrow and those who know don’t even want to leave.
“Are we leaving because of one man, Buhari? Before Buhari, were we being pushed out of Nigeria? I said Buhari has been pushing us out of Nigeria. Should we obey him?”