I Support IPOB's Agitation but... – Gov. Wike

Alt: = "Governor Nyesom Wike"

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said he is in support of agitation by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) but not the way the group is going about it with  violence.

Wike said this on Monday while featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

“I support the agitations in the South-East, whether anybody likes it or not, I do. We should sit down at the round table and discuss it.

“But again what do I do wrong when you have not gone to say ‘bomb everything there.’ I am a governor and you are telling me what has never happened and I should accept? Do you need to kill everybody in my area simply for me to say I am with you? And I say no, I won’t do that.”

The PDP presidential aspirant acknowledged that there is injustice against the Southeast, but he insisted that the best way to protest against the injustice is not by violence and killing of innocent people.

He said IPOB can’t be a threat to him as he has openly supported the group in the past.

“Why will they be a threat to me? It is because of the division in this country today that we have never had this country being divided this way.”

He further stated that there was a time IPOB was singing his praises because of his support for the group, saying even “Nnamdi Kanu was singing praises (that) Wike is our son.”

“What pains me is that people take politics to think that I want to use this opportunity to fight this person. There came a time IPOB was singing praises about Wike. This Nnamdi Kanu was singing praises (that) Wike is our son.”

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