The Senator representing Abia South, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has disagreed with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for proscribing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Abaribe spoke on Monday in Enugu, during the inauguration ceremony of Igbonine, a socio-cultural organization whose mission is to serve as a catalyst for the realization of global Igbo unity.
The group is also aimed at creating a united Igbo nation at home and beyond.
While speaking at the event as its chairman, Abaribe said, “Even in the past, Boko Haram was very well known to have devastated parts of Nigeria and has even grown to have brothers and sisters now called bandits, yet nobody has designated them as terrorists, but when our boys were running around here carrying flags, saying they want referendum, it was very quick and easy for the federal government to designate them a terrorist organization.
“This unequal treatment of the people is at the root of the problems of Nigeria. There is now a feeling of alienation of the Igbo and it is not just us the Igbo that have that feeling, it has spread all over the place in the North, West, and south.”
Others present at the event include a former Presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in the 2019 election, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu; President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Prof. George Obiozor; President General of Igbonine organization, Chief Emeka Okonkwo, among others.