Real reason Buhari failed to attend South East economic summit

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Contrary to claims by the Presidency, President Muhammadu Buhari failed to attend Thursday’s South East economic summit because of security reports indicating the likelihood of violence by Biafra agitators.

Mr. Buhari was expected to be the special guest of honour at the regional summit which held in Enugu state.

The event was put together by some prominent citizens from the region, including former Commonwealth Secretary General, Emeka Anyaoku.

Mr. Buhari neither attended the event nor sent a representative.

There were speculations that the absence of the president was due to a threat issued by the separatist Biafra group.

The Indigenous People of Biafra has been campaigning for the independence of the people of the south-east, majority of whom are of Igbo extraction.

The leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, has been in government custody since he was first arrested by the State Security Service, SSS, in October 2015.

Members of the group have repeatedly clashed with the Nigeria’s security agencies.

After media reports suggested that Mr. Buhari stayed away from the event for fear of his safety, his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, issued a statement saying the president did not boycott the event.

He claimed the president was advised by some representatives of the south-east not to attend, given “the sensitivity of the (Christmas) period to the people”.

A presidential visit may have come with overexertion and possibly, be disruptive of Christmas, he said.

“In view of this, President Buhari requested that the event be pushed forward to January, 2017. Given his nature, he did not insist. He said if the change of date is not possible, then the event can go on without him. That is what the organizers chose to do.

“The President did not, and he absolutely has no reason to snub anyone,” Mr. Shehu said.

However, one of the organisers of the event told PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Buhari was advised against attending the event due to security concerns.

“Almost all the security agencies provided intel that there might be violence if the President attends the summit,” our source said.

He said IPOB members were serious about their threat to attack the summit if the president attended.

“Of course nothing would have happened to the president but the fear is that several persons may lose their lives in the bid to atop anyone from harming the president.

“It was therefore, rightly agreed that it was better to avoid bloodshed,” he said.


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  • GbemigaO

    Lol. Like Boko Haram like Ipob .

    • Dinobi77

      Don’t b paranoid; How a sane person compare Ipob n boko haram?

      • GbemigaO

        That stopped a whole President from visiting South East if this story us true. What is the difference.

      • musa aliyu

        But ipob is worse than BH bc the latter had some of the former as members.

  • Artful ºDodger

    Buhari did not attend the same event when it was held in the NE, SS and SW. What is the big deal about him not going to the SE/igbo/nnamdi/biafraland? And what is the big deal if he decide to snub them? Make person hear word please!

    • onyearmy

      Liar. Where was he then. Demented terrorist.

    • sab

      That is the issue. What manner of leader that will not visit his subjects but instead invent security report to circumvent a visit to any of his states. But when it comes to political rallies, security report disappears. When it comes to travelling abroad there won’t security report and people will come out here to cast aspersions on tribes, citizens and all that.

      • Powerlessconscious

        Because there is no opposition in Nigeria and the opposition have a bad antincedent.

      • MaskedPhantom

        Fellow citizens, not “subjects”, unless of you have made yourself a captive of the caliphate.

    • okenwa

      Its a big deal because igbo is great. Deal with it

  • bulus

    F*ck the security report…the president is now officially a “chicken”..

    • CeeCee1818

      “Cluck cluck!”

  • dami

    But he could of sent a representative..?

  • Intrepid

    Can we have another news? The great Igbos have always been moving on with their lives, with or without the visit of a Nepotistic President. It is now clear that the great Igbo and Biafran news make a hot sale for the media.

    • okenwa

      Gbam. Igbo is great. Biafra forever.

  • Nigerian Builder

    Buhari is a curse on Nigeria, this man should be ashamed of himself,from may 29 2015,Nigeria had been like a person afflicted by a spiritual affliction. Buhari have maliciously destroyed the economy of Nigeria, he has destroyed the love ,unity and friendship amongst Nigerians,he has destroyed the future of Nigeria. A presidential visit that is celebrated more than christmas have now turned to ‘overexertion’, May Gods punishment be upon all those who brought this debilitating calamity upon our nation.For Gods sake why is buhari sowing discord amongst Nigerians? Why is buhari even at his old grandpa age indulging in childish characters, why is buhari openly encouraging sections of Nigeria and forcefully pushing them into rebellion.?. Buhari at his age must be a rallying point and a unifying factor ,he must be a sincere and true father to all sections and people of Nigeria if building a united nation is his priority. Buhari must not be allowed to destroy the good works of his predecessors who built a united nation till the coming of buharis disaster. May God save Nigeria.

    • Lanre

      The British in their selfishness forced this union that has benefited only the Hausa-Fulani North. Today, Nigeria has the highest number of refugees from Africa seeking asylum in the West. We keep saying it, let everybody go their separate ways. Let everyone bear their father’s name. Enough of leeches feeding off the wealth of others.

  • sammyctu ode

    No president in the world ignores security reports, it’s time for the Igbos to drop their hatred for the president. What has he really done to warrant such hate, they are not the only marginalized zone and I don’t think they are anyway just crying wolf when there is none. The real problems with the Igbos are 1. They have failed to conduct an internal soul searching of their behaviors towards non igbos; 2. They don’t trust other tribes despite the fact that they don’t even trust themselves; 3. They have failed to develop their zone while preferring to settle at other zones and always claiming unnecessary rights and 4. Their political views are always ultra conservative which have no place in the 21st century. Yes there are conservative governments all over the world but they are objective and passionate to others. Another big issue with the Igbos is their leadership which fails to educate their people always fanning the embers of hate, tribalism and non inclusiveness. How can other zones trust them when they are agitating for biafra and their leaders backing and supporting them? If there is an Igbo president would he/she keep Nigeria one or create biafra? It’s time for them to decide what they want.

    • onyearmy

      Your name says it all! Ode. I thought he was all-conquering, what stopped the ass fucker from venturing into Biafra land. Malu.

      • Enemona

        Decorum pls, let’s have a decent discussion like brothers and sisters. This issue is at the heart of our beloved country’s unity, do not trivialize it with insults and incivility. Sammy and Arabakpura have maturedly raised good points that call for debate.

      • Julius

        Moron, then why are you crying that he didn’t come to your hell-hole when you don’t want him there and claiming that you are not Nigerians and he is not your president ? Shouldn’t you be happy ? What do you think will happen to your delusional people if he comes and you attack him ? I know thinking is not in your DNA but, try and imagine what will happen. Ode.

    • Arabakpura

      I believe your comments are well articulated even though you are going to receive a number of flaks for it! I am Igbo and I have tried to be mellowed in my reaction to this issue but I think it was high time the Nigerian government thought deeply about this issue of the marginalization of the SE! The war has not truly ended because certain animosities are still being harboured by the conquered and no family union heals when one of her members is hurting inside! It must be the Buhari persona that resurrected it because it has been receding in the recent past before he transited to power!

      All what you have said, while true to some extent had come about because of this but I am afraid for one reason; if the President did not attend that summit because of these conjectures, I think in my mind that the disintegration of Nigeria has already begun and it is too bad! Buhari must have to do something about it and fast; he could start by granting Nnamdi Kanu pardon as a new year gift!

      • persona

        Great contribution. Xmas is time reflection and peace. I do believe that the beef with Buhari is mostly without reason. Buhari had in the past chosen to run with 2 SE candidates and failed. He ran with a SW candidate and failed also. His victory is as a result of political re-alignment and signs of the times at the time of the election.
        Kanu dished out personal attacks just like Fayose did and he was never arrested or his freedom threatened.
        Political decisions during the last elections have come and gone and every camp stood by their choices. The country is however in a recession. Each state has a representative based on the provisions of the constitution in the FEC.
        I think the expectations of every region to be in controlling positions is not misplaced but truth is that more can be done to bring everyone onboard so the nation can heal better.
        The recent rice production between Lagos and Kebbi should tell us that we all can do better if we work together. Buhari should build more bridges no doubt but its a 2 way street.
        The “real” reason the president stayed away is not fear or cowardice, he did it to institute doctrine of “no victor, no vanquished”. Had the president gone, 2017 would have been more heated.

        • Arabakpura

          You are damn right but that Buhari’s dry joke of 97/5% reinforced the brutal approach currently being exhibited by the group despite the fact that they hold the shortest end of the stick!

          • Julius

            To be fair, he has been paying attention to the zone. Onitsha bridge contract should come to mind. If I’m not mistaken, the work is going on as we speak. Jonathan didn’t do that in 6 years .

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            Thats true.

      • sab

        Igbos did not hate PMB, this is clear, whether one accepts it or not. Point is that PMB’s declaration that he was not going to pay attention to a zone that gave him 5% the same equal way as those who gave him 97% and continued to display it even in his appointments confirmed the fears of the Igbos. After all, is PMB the first Northern President Nigeria has had? The answer is clearly no. Shagari and Yar’ Adua were all Northerners and even had igbos as their deputies and they worked well. What transpired between OBJ and Atiku never happened. So why is Buhari different? Why has things suddenly changed? This is supposed to be unravelled rather than casting aspersions of hate on the Igbos on anything and everything.

        • Julius

          He has been paying attention to the Zone since he took office..case in point, the Onitsha bridge/ roads constructions. Your governors were praising him for that. Jona did nothing about that for 6 years ,yet you love him to death…. Remember ?

      • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

        “””””I think it was high time the Nigerian government thought deeply about this issue of the marginalization of the SE! The war has not truly ended because certain animosities are still being harboured by the conquered “””””‘. After the war the SE were not trusted and then the Marginalization began.

        “””””””It must be the Buhari persona that resurrected it because it has been receding in the recent past before he transited to power!””””. True. The participants of that war are still subconsciously fighting that Biafra war. The problem is if we keep Electing people who served in our Nigerian Army and those who took part in the Biafra war this is what we will get…

        Good comment

        • princegab

          All the tribes are marginalized sir.
          Looters are gradually taking over the presidency.

          • MaskedPhantom

            And grass cutters have overrun Aso Rock

          • Arabakpura

            All the tribes are marginalized but the SE is the most marginalized! I have tried to blame the SE youths for the way they have gone about their agitation against marginalization but what is the best way in the present day Nigeria?

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            Gbam….

    • ikenna

      We want to leave Nigeria

      • Julius

        Then leave !!!. By the way, you can start by leaving the South West tomorrow. If you don’t, then you are a chicken, coward , loud mouth liars !!

        • ikenna

          We all know who are the loud mouths in Nigeria. I don’t know time nor patience for nincompoop like u. South west this south west that!!!! Abeg apart from lagos which other south west are you guys talking about? Mumu people always licking ass. Look at a Yoruba calling someone loud mouth… Mumu

          • okenwa

            Ikenna leave that moron alone.

      • sammyctu ode

        Ileana if you guys are serious of leaving Nigeria start first by leaving Lagos state and other SW states cos that’s the only zone you people can flourish well in all human endeavors. All the mansions and houses you built in SE the proceeds were from SW. You people should be thinking of how to develop the SE instead of agitating for a dead biafra. You must be a small boy and you don’t know history at all. Over One Million Igbos died during the civil war and do you want another Ten million Igbos to die again now? You and others agitating for biafra now are just illiterates and mere container boys. It’s time for Igbo boys to start going back to school so that they can climb the wisdom ladder fast.

        • ikenna

          Here goes another clown always mourning and masturbating about biafria always paranoid whenever the issue of biafria comes up. Lol like u said i should go back to school and learn history but you forget to add that men make history. Listen Mr educated, there will not be any war before biafria is achieved. It will be a peacefully divorce. You guys should be happy about these biafria stuff so that we can leave your so called golden southwest for good. Help us to achieve this biafria and we will be gone from southwest for good. Ask Buhari to organise a referendum and then if people vote to leave like UK voted to leave EU even not minding the benefits of EU. Let us vote and then if we vote to leave Nigeria then we will leave your golden southwest for your guys otherwise my man shut up…

        • ikenna

          Like i said let Buhari organise a referendum and we will vote. UK is leaving thr EU so we will leave Nigeria and your golden southwest. You should be happy so we will leave all your gold in southwest for your guys ok. I love it when people want to leave gold and move on. We need to move on and please don’t cry for us lol

        • okenwa

          You are really ODE.

    • Julius

      “No president in the world ignores security reports, it’s time for the Igbos to drop their hatred for the president.” …My broda, so true !.. Obama didn’t go to any hot spots ( MO ) because of security till things calmed down. No president anywhere in the world will ignore their security not only for themselves but also for the people of where they are visiting. Bro, you know its all mouth, mouth for these folks. Empty chest beating and bragging . We all used to it by now.

  • princegab

    The security organization is weak, the security guys are cowards. They should face their job and leave politics to the politicians. Pmb absence at that summit is a disgrace.

    • Enemona

      It’s not that they are cowards but the President’s move was a good one as lives (even innocent ones) would be lost in the fracas that may ensue between the forces and the IPOB militants/aggressors. You don’t want to shed blood unnecessarily, not even during Christmas. Also remember that the east is full and rowdy around this period with families and their kids back home for the holidays, do you think this a good time for our forces to display their prowess?

      • sab

        At the end of the civil in 1970, Gowon declared no winner, no loser to keep the nation’s unity. In 1979, Shagari won the election but despite the result suggesting a divided nation, NPN won in the North, NPP in the East and UPN in the West, yet Shagari shared offices across the zones and went about healing the wounds of the war. I was in secondary school then and I recall how we filed out along the road, street to welcome him to Owerri and some other local government areas then. That was a clear sign of one who wants the country united, peaceful. Agreed the 2015 election was laced with bitterness given all the transpired before it, what stops the winner from going across the nation healing the wounds of the election? If indeed he had not made his 97/5% statement and continued to put it into action, we wouldn’t be screaming in this forum today. Our problem as a people is that when something happens, rather than all condemning it, some will twist it to mean that you who is crying because what happened affected you will be seen as the culprit. We all know Buhari has not done pretty well so far but his admirers will never see it that way nor advise him.

        • MaskedPhantom

          True talk, my brother

      • princegab

        They are cowards, sir. Combing the SE quietly and fish out those issuing the threats before pmb’s visit would have been a show of prowess. What would have been good for the SEners , their visitors and holiday makers. The President’s security officers were busy conspiring to nail Wike instead of doing their job of protecting the president. These guys are sitting on fat, guaranteed regular salaries doing nothing but playing politics, an enormity of disgrace and a colossal damage to the nation’s seat of power.

      • MaskedPhantom

        I can’t help but comment on the paradoxIcal and inarticulate nonsense you present here

        “… but the President’s move was a good one as lives (even innocent ones) would be lost”.
        How does one distinguish between innocent or “guilty lives”?
        “… in the fracas that may ensue between the forces and the IPOB militants/aggressors” should read: “… in the mindless massacre that may ensue between the Jihadist Federal murderers and the courageous IPOB patroits.”
        “You don’t want to shed blood unnecesarily, not even during Christmas”. Pray, when is it a good time to shed blood unneccerarily or even “necessarily.” Do tell, sir!
        “Also remember that the east is ‘full and rowdy’ around this period”. The east is not, and will never be “full and rowdy” at any time. However, it is always vibrant and bustling with energy and enterprise, great Igbo that we are.
        “… with families and ther kids back home for the holidays”. Perhaps, “parents and their kids”?
        “… do you think this is a good time for our forces to display their prowess”. “Your forces” have never required a ‘good time’ to display their demonic prowess of murdering defenseless men, women and children!

        Your choice of words certainly show up your warped thinking.
        Merry Christmas!

    • Du Covenant

      My broda, I think this is the hypocrisy that has persisted in Nigeria and so we have NEVER been able to find any solutions to our very many problems. If my memory serves me right and not too long ago GEJ never step foot in the NE of Nigeria because of security reports that barred him from doing so and that was fine with many Nigerians. Why is Buhari’s situation as far as these security reports are concerned any different?.

    • Julius

      This is one of the reasons why I said that ipob and their fraudulent gangs do not care for the people they suppose to be fighting for. What do they think will happen if by any chance there is a violent when the President is at the submit ? Who will bear the brunt of it ?. They are self centered and wicket because many lives will be lost needlessly. Their people’s lives and the President will be fine. These folks don’t think at all.

      • MaskedPhantom

        You are doing a great job of reinventing the English language…
        I wonder what would have happened “if by any chance there is a violent when the President is at the submit” Hmmm, even sef, those “wicket” ipob must be so self-centered. Maybe they should play cricket instead.
        Julius, IPOB dey greet o!

  • persona

    When the president didn’t go to ND for the flag off of the clean up, it was said a security report advised he should not go.
    When he didn’t show up in Lagos, it was termed his beef for Tinubu.
    On both occasions, it was clear the president didn’t attend based on any of the 2 excuses.
    Now they are saying security report again for the SE, the question is this, did any of the leaders from the SE reach out to the president to either postpone or go on without him?
    Nigeria’s media should stop over-sensationalism of their reports, investigative journalism will help us all to be better informed. Without providing any evidence to the contrary, they have tagged this the “real” reason why he didn’t show up…haba

    • Powerlessconscious

      He visited ondo election.

  • emmanuel anizoba

    We are fortunate that ridicule doesn’t kill! Otherwise, the self-appointed Igbo mouthpieces would have been all dead by now. In the runup to the 2015 presidential election South East PDP politicians, aided by a corrupt clergy, sowed the seeds of hatred for the person of PMB. The PDP lost the election and the evil seeds they sowed about the person PMB have sprouted and are waxing strong against the deluded and hapless Southeast folks. This mental poison has eaten so deep that the PMB hate now befuddles their discerning faculties. They complain about the deplorable condition of their region and the elected Oga schedules a visit to see for himself. But the fellows, out of hatred for the Oga as a person, oppose the Oga’s visit. Very wise people, eh! And the wailing continues till doomsday. Cheers!

    • sab

      You are far from the truth. Instead, you write with bias and Macabre mind set. Who did the clergy’s speech favour, PMB or GEJ? Again, have you forgotten the 97%-5% vote statement by PMB in far away USA? Since he assumed office, don’t you know how many countries has he visited? Now tell me how many states he has equally visited back home in Nigeria? He had a proposed visit to Edo cancelled at the last minute and only visited during APC mega rally to round off their election campaign. Similar proposed visit to Lagos was also called off. Tell me whether a leather who does not visit his people is the best. Or did the OPC threaten him before he cancelled that proposed visit to Lagos? How many times since he became President, tell us how many times he spoke to Nigerians from the home front. Or is it not when he travels out that we get to hear about our nation from our leader and in almost all such times, what we hear are negative stories of ‘Nigerians being criminals’.

      • emmanuel anizoba

        Why are you so uncharitable? Can you be sab and PMB at the same time? Relax my friend and let PMB do his job in line with his ability and mandate. We simply cherish trivia and noise making, all in a futile bid to distract our opponents. We have had hare-brained statements such as PMB does not shake hands with women because he despises them; and he smokes an Islamic pipe on Sundays to slight Nigerian Christians. Fickle minds spewing thrash, simply!

      • John Okolie

        Absolutely amazing how they twist the truth!!! Let someone tell us one single case of loss of life since the beginning of these demonstrations that can be traced to direct violence from Ipob.

        It’s just disgusting to read some of the brainless attempts by both shitless internet urchins here and the Nigerian government to find reasons to brand Ipob a terrorist organization.

      • okenwa

        Gbam

  • “Real reason”? Just the words of one of the organisers constituted “real reason Buhari failed to attend South East economic summit”? PremiumTimes, you guys are great, but I find this report disappointingly poor. It’s the organiser’s words against Buhari’s spokesperson’s. We can’t simply choose to believe one side arbitrarily.
    Please investigate more and provide proof, not just an organiser’s words.

  • Rommel

    Did IPOB not say they have been engaging in peaceful demonstrations,today,security reports about their operations is said to have prevented the president from coming to the southeast and if by tomorrow soldiers mow down demonstrators in the south east,would the IPOB still claim they are peaceful?

    • okenwa

      Let soldiers go mow down fulani herdsmen terrorist in southern kaduna you idiotic moron.

  • Julius

    Question : What da hell do these people ,ipob and the gangs thinks will happen if the president is attacked in their state ? Answer me…anybody .

    • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

      Sporadic shooting, and the shiite treatment X 10.

      • Julius

        Yep but, that never crossed their minds.

        • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

          it never does until the first bullet whizzes past their heads then reality sinks in.

          • Julius

            You got that right. They will then be hailing biafraud under their beds. No mind them.

          • MaskedPhantom

            It’s BIAFRA, (Land of the Rising Sun) you gremlin, unless the biafraud you are referring to is your mother’s hometown.

          • Julius

            Oh damn, I’m shocked that you can read and understand that English language..lolz, Biafraudians like you are a waste. Biafraud, land of the delusional !

          • MaskedPhantom

            Oh really, why then do you quake and shi*t in your pants when my glorious nation is mentioned. You are even too frightened to say BIAFRA. Keep wallowing in servitutude to your nomadic fulani masters. See what they did to that rent collector that pretentiously calls himself “national leader”. See how mere cattle rearers in Aso Rock turned Tinubu into used sanitary pad.
            Yet, when IPOB sneezed, Mumu Buhari suffered seizures and refused to go to Biafraland. Too afraid to step into the lion’s den, else he’d be torn to shreds…

            Oh Biafra, my Biafra
            Land of the Rising Sun;
            Light of Mother Africa;
            Jewel of the Niger

            Oh, that the sons of Ephraim;
            B’nei Efraim, B’fra, Biafra…
            May sing to our ancient and glorious heritage;
            Offsprings of the Sons of God!

            Thou Children of the Most High;
            Umu Chukwu A’biama
            Sons of the God of Abraham;
            Your God has blessed your Fatherland!

          • Julius

            Nice, now you can sing that while getting out of my Country !!!

          • okenwa

            Witchcraft nko?

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            Yeah. theres that too

    • okenwa

      Buhari cannot step his foot on my fathers land and if we cant kill him by bullets, we will kill him with witchcraft and buhari knows it.

  • MaskedPhantom

    There probably was no security report, just the paranoid fear of the Biafran agitators by the Fulani nomad and the cowhands that surround him. The ineptitude of this federal government shows up once again in that the town criers that pretend to be his spokesmen cannot even come up with plausible excuses to cover their master’s fumblings.

  • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

    I am from the SE/SS and it is wrong to threaten our president. I am not a fan of Buhari for the following reasons, his generation, he was in the Nigerian Army, he fought in our civil war, and he cant use ICT products/tech’s. But i will not stand by and watch people threaten his life. He is my president. Yes i didnt vote for him, neither did i vote for GEJ. But IPOB need to grow up. they can pursue their fight with ballot papers come 2019 and stop making already xenophobic Nigerian tribes from the other zones hate us more. Even if the president attended how does it change the fact we are in an economic clusterfuck? Igbo’s bring Buhari Closer and show him love. if he doesnt do well for the SE after their show of love for him, i guarantee the intellects from the SE, SW, NC, SS and a few from the NE, NW would definitely not give him their votes come 2019. But i doubt the security report is real because IPOB know how the Nigerian Army with Arabic insignia on its flags and emblem would treat them. Just ask the Shiites.

    • MaskedPhantom

      You can safely bet your cojones that there was no existential threat to Buhari’s safety. Its a great wonder how Nigerians swallow the drivel that spews out from the president’s image managers. Had he actually meant to attend the summit and was prevented from doing so by a “security report” why couldn’t have sent a representative, perhaps an Igbo, who would catch the bullet meant for him? Personally, I think Buhari is a political dunce or worse still an unrepentant bigot. The summit offered him a great opportunity for rapproachment towards a part of the country much in need of assurances that they are still considered a part of Nigeria. He and his advisers just blew that up.

      • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

        You are correct. But he is our president and we cant get any meaningful development or loans to do so if he is not on our side. The lack of planning on his side shows how incompetent he and his Aides are. They could have made other arrangements but they didnt. But its past and next year is coming. my advice to Ipob is they go about their complaints peacefully with him. we dont want the shiite treatment because only the innocent will die in thousands.

        • MaskedPhantom

          But in truth, IPOB has been peaceful in their agitations. Though they may shout and rant, they have not raised arms against the federal government despite the provocations and massacre of their defenseless demonstrators by Nigerian security forces, who seem to be morbidly afraid of anything related to Biafra.

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            True. They are very peaceful in their demonstration that is why Nigerians need to make the government listen so it doesnt turn violent

    • Arabakpura

      You cannot be from the SE/SS! Let us stop deceiving ourselves! You have to come from one zone and be sympathetic to another!

      • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

        i am from the SE/SS my local government falls under both states. I can claim imo and rivers and its legal. Long story, My king after the war dragged us into Imo state so he could avoid prosecution on embezzling millions from the defunct RSTC. And i am on the side of innocent Nigerian kids from all regions. Kids who never took part in the Biafra war. we dont need to punish them for that war. we need to evolve beyond our failed tribes.

        • Arabakpura

          That’s ok! You have a right to claim both!