Sen Abaribe Eyinnaya has revealed where he stands as far as secessionist groups go in the southeast, despite his experience when he stood surety for IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu in 2017, and was left holding the bag when the separatist leader skipped out on
The Senate minority leader however doesn’t seem to have ditched his sympathies for the groups crying out loud for a Biafra nation in the southeast.
“Why we are having separatist agitations everywhere in the country is that some people are unable to manage our diversity,” the PDP senator said on Channel TV on Tuesday.
According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari and his APC government might crush secessionist agitators, but it would be difficult for them to crush the ideology until they address the root cause of the problem and embrace dialogue.
Asked whether he was a supporter of IPOB, he said, “I am a supporter of the cries of our people against injustice. I stand with my people.
He also blamed the media for tagging everything IPOB in the south-east.
“You won’t believe that there are more than 30 different separatist organisations. IPOB, MASSOB, there are so many and each one of them come back to the same thing