Biafra agitation capable of destroying Nigeria – Akpabio

Godswill Akpabio
Godswill Akpabio

The Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has said Nigeria’s survival depends on the resolution of the Biafran agitation, the Boko Haram insurgency and other threats to national unity.

Mr. Akpabio spoke Thursday in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, where he organised a constituency briefing and empowerment programme for his constituents in Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District.

“The war drums in our country have overwhelmed unity lines in our National Anthem, and threatened the cords of our brotherhood,” he said.

Mr. Akpabio, while addressing his constituents and guests, which included Akwa Ibom Governor, Udom Emmanuel, used human heart and blood pressure to do an analogy on how critical the situation was for the country.

“When you visit your doctor with an ailment, no matter the ailment, he would first check the state of your heart by measuring your blood pressure. The heart of our country is Abuja. The heart is holding out – it is beating fast but it is within normal measurement.

“The political pressure is high but the country is not yet hypertensive.

“However, that heart needs close monitoring because if the diseased parts of this country do not get healed soon, the heart would get worse for it.

“If the Biafra agitation is not fixed; if the Arewa threat of the eviction of Igbos is not addressed; if Boko Haram and insurgency which despite the gallantry of our armed forces in crushing them, still perpetrate their evil of bombing and launching attacks at soft targets, are not totally diminished; if all the other flash points are allowed to fester; then the uneven heartbeat of the country could degenerate into a cardiac arrest,” the senator said.

Mr. Akpabio, who is the immediate past governor of Akwa Ibom, said it was time for all Nigerians of goodwill to pray for the nation and also put their hands on deck to move the nation to safe harbours.

Mr. Akpabio said he and his co-senators, “through robust debates on a sick Nigeria”, were praying for Nigeria not to die.

He called on Nigerians to stop the call for disintegration.

The senator said he was in support of the current administration’s war against corruption, but that there was a snag.

“You cannot wage a war against snakes while keeping the king cobra and the black mamba as pets.

“Let us fight corruption with an incorruptible spirit and with sincerity, not persecution and we would win the fight.”

Mr. Akpabio donated four tractors, over 800 power-generating sets, 100 computer sets, and printers, as well as sewing machines, grain-grinding machines, block molding machines and tricycles to his constituents.

He also announced scholarships and grants to hundreds of students from his constituency.

A handful of senators, including Dino Melaye, Sam Egwu, Theodore Orji, and Bassey Albert, flew from Abuja to witness the event. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, was represented by the Senate Minority Whip, Philip Aduda.


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  • FreeNigeria

    “You cannot wage a war against snakes while keeping the king cobra and the black mamba as pets” hahahahaha that’s so funny and so so so true.

    • Sammie D-don

      I also laughed profusely at that adage. It is true of the Nigerian state.

    • Julius

      Yeah its funny but, he is one of the snakes !

      • Charles

        yes he aspect the fact that he is a snake, but at the same he is telling you that, he is not a king cobra or black mamba which the government is keeping as pets.

        • Julius

          Nah,,he is both, He is one of the richest king cobra of the Nigeria looters and in the Senate as a pet !

  • amazing2012

    Marginalizing who?
    Nigeria have 250 tribes, out of these numbers, 3 namely Igbo, Hausa, and Yoruba are majority and dominated the remaining 247. Furthermore,
    It is satanic, biased, greed, selfishly, curse, and mocking the remaining 247 tribes for any of these 3 major tribes to claim, agitate, complain, and cry over marginalization !
    1. Ephesians 4:19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
    2. “Yea, they are greedy dogs b which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. -Isaiah 56:11
    3. He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not. -Proverbs 21:26
    4. He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live. -Proverbs 15:27
    5. So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof. -Proverbs 1:19
    6. Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places. -Psalms 17:12
    Still the Hausas have never produced president in Nigeria:
    0. Tarawa Balewa- Bageri Tribe
    1. Yakubu Gowon- Angas tribe
    2. Murtala-Auchi (Edo)
    3. Shagari-Fulani
    4. Buhari-Fulani
    5. Babangida- Baghi tribe
    6. Abacha- Kanuri
    7. Abdulsalam- Baghi tribe
    8. Yaradua- Fulani
    List of Vice President from the north:
    1. Atiku Abubakar- Jada/Fulani.
    2. Namadi sambo- Auchi
    3. Shehu musa Yaradua-Fulani
    List of Vice Presidents of Nigeria by their tribe.
    Atiku Abubakar- Jada Fulani
    Augustus Aikhomu- Esan
    Mike Akhigbe-Etsako/Afanmai
    Oladipo Diya- Yoruba
    Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme-Igbo
    Tunde Idiagbon- Yoruba
    Goodluck Jonathan- Ijaw
    Olusegun Obasanjo- Yoruba
    Babafemi Ogundipe-Yoruba
    Yemi Osinbajo-Yoruba
    Namadi Sambo- auchi
    Ebitu Ukiwe-Igbo
    Joseph Edet Akinwale Wey-Yoruba
    Shehu Musa Yar’Adua- Fulani
    AGAIN NO SINGLE HAUSA AMONG THEM.
    Finally, Igbos were allowed to establish businesses and live in other parts of Nigeria peacefully. However, the deny other tribes from simple owning shops in ALL EASTERN MARKETS !

    • marcos avelino

      Stop quoting an old hebrew history book here in 2017 ! You are a fanatic

      • amazing2012

        Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
        18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
        19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
        20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
        You are ignorant who hate to hear the word of God. If you dispute my quotations, please bring your or keep quiet.
        What a shame? A Christian (pagan) can not quote his book!

    • Gary

      E-Rat,
      Nice to see you picking and assigning ethnicity as suits your fancy. You cannot tell a mother the father of her child.
      Murtala Muhammad claimed Kano and Hausa and joined the Army as such. Abacha also claimed Kano though his ancestry has been traced to even Chad.

      So we are now finally going to separate the Hausas from the Fulani who conquered them in Nigeria and whose Emirs still rule them till today?
      When it suits you folks, you insist there’s only one North. When you want to obfuscate issues, then you resort to ethnic breakdown such as you tried to do above.
      Good for you. And those gullible enough to buy your BS.

      • Julius

        ‘You cannot tell a mother the father of her child’…wrong sir. A prostitute may not know who is the father of her child.

        • Charles

          correct

    • 0tile

      Is this the rotten nonsense the Wahabis teach you in various ISIS camps? Fuck_off_idiot.

      • John Douglas

        Igbos no sabi Nigerian politics, then wan get presidency from back door. E no go work, then try APGA na only anambra governor then get. Then wan get biafraud to dominate the ND then no know say NDtan don wise pass them. If u wan make we butcher Nigeria na ND republic we need no be una biafrauds nonsense we una dey sing.

        • John Douglas

          Igbo’s myopic politics, they want to get presidency from back door. This will never work, they tried APGA but got Anambra governor only. The start singing biafra to dorminate ND not knowing NDtan are wiser than them. Assuming that Nigeria will split, we will agitate for our own ND republic not this nonsense biafraud you are singing.

        • Spirit

          You are a bloody idiot.a motherfucker.and I’m very sure you are not from the ss.a bloody infidel like you.

      • Julius

        Keep exposing your dumb ass ignorance self. I know that you hate the truth but losers like you will always lose regardless of the half baked lies that you want people to believe.

  • Abdussalami Yaro

    Mr. Akpabio, your hearts in Abuja are normal because you have taken good care of yourselves by feasting, shamelessly on our commonwealth. I wish you could check my heart beats now, the blood pressure has gone wild, so I believe, the rest of over 180 million Nigerians.

  • Paschal Charles

    Nigeria is already dead. Fantastically corrupt country built on the foundation of lies and injustice. Akpabio is among the politicians who plunged Nigeria into this mess. Sorry Mr. Akpabio Biafra is already a settled case in the spiritual realm . God has already given approval to it and there is nothing any human being can do against it.

  • Let Freedom Reign

    Let freedom reign!!!
    From the oily creeks of the mangrove swamps of Warri Kingdom…
    To the rich mineral laden and clement mountains of Obudu Ranch in Calabar, Let freedom reign.
    From the royal Benin river basins in Edo Land…
    To the rich palm olive haven & crude oil reserves of the Abia red earth, Let freedom reign.
    From the rice fields of Abakaliki in Ebonyi…
    To the rich alluvial soil of Abia, Let freedom reign

    Let freedom reign!!!
    From the great Onitsha bridge-the land flowing with oil, inventors & entrepreneurs…
    To the rich royal waters of Bonny land & its priceless natural gas, let freedom reign.
    From the oil laden land & water of the Ogoni peoples…
    To the rich plains and oil fields of Eket in Akwa Ibom, Let freedom reign.
    From Enugu coal & bitumen reserves…
    To the rich oil deposits and tranquility River Ethiope. Let freedom reign.

    ———

    ***Give us a country. We want a country free of suicide bombers, terrorists & Murderous Herdsmen. Give us Biafra!

    • John Douglas

      We are not part of this biafraud concoction of core igbos, we learn from history that these core igbos marginalised and cheated the ND a lot and they now want to include us in their biafraud nonsense. We better remain in United Nigeria than to join these greedy igbos who cheated our forefathers and looking down open ND. United Nigeria or ND republic but certainly not biafraud cheaters.

      • Arogbo

        Soooo true. Thank you sir!

      • Fairgame

        Proud Nigerdeltan like myself know that the Hausa Fulani that control the Niger delta oil are using people like you but I suspect you are hiding under a fake name and you are not Niger deltan. Those igbos you hate never controlled Niger delta oil. Niger delta land was not polluted by those igbos. So go elsewhere to spew your hatred but All of you stealing Niger delta oil must leave Niger delta by fire by force. I allign with Biafra.

        • John Douglas

          Is a lie, you are not a ND because every ND know what igbos did to our forefathers. They hate Delta igbos and other SS tribes because of sentments only core igbos. Every matured ND knows this very well, United Nigeria or ND republic period. We are not part of biafra at alllllllll.

          • Julius

            Thank you. Truth hurts but it must be told. My guess is these so called Niger Deltians are not old enough and they did not talk to their elders about the civil war. If they did they will NEVER want anything to do with biafraud. PERIOD ! What biafraudians soldiers did, especially the under that canabal azuzie was horrible until Adekunle rooted them out. Abi na lie ? Keep educating them.

        • Eldorado

          If you are a niger deltan, then you are a saboteur and will be treated as such

      • banker

        You can never be a ss person except you are one with so much ignorance. You should have known that since after the civil war your region and the entire country has been in the hands of the Hausa/Fulani oligarchy who practically shared the resources in your region amongst themselves. Biafra do not need your oil to survive. We were vanquished at war and till date denied every single right by the evil Nigerian government led by the blood thirsty Fulani/Hausa oligarchy but today we still emerge the richest in the country. So we do not need your oil to survive. Stop calling us fraud and leave the people that have defrauded you of all what you should have as an oil reach region. When is time for referendum, by the grace of God, vote against joining Biafra, nobody will force you to join Biafra.

        • Eldorado

          What does biafra contribute to the national cake?
          It will soon be good riddance to bad rubbish.
          Ungrateful leeches

    • Eldorado

      What an insult?!
      Keep your biafran rantings and ravings strictly in igbo land how dare you exceed your bounds to annex the south south?!
      Biafrans enough of this insult.
      Let this be a warning.
      E don do oh!
      The rest of the country won’t have to put hand …
      Stay in your lane annexation malaria dreams
      Biafra my ass

  • 0tile

    Where is Buhari nowadays? Once they remove him to Saudi Arabia claiming he is on holy hajj we know it is over. The deception is getting silly

  • curseless

    Well said Akpabio. However, you once said goodself use to eat out of the dustbin before until you became governor then you struck it rich if we can say so. Is your largesse to the people a restitution, and it will be nice if in fact you love Nigeria as you said to mention some of the Samba snakes in Buhari’s government. You politicians are nothing but rogues per excellence for if you all love Nigeria you won’t rob it to nothingness.

  • Owejah

    Biafra agitations can only destroy the agitators. My take is that anyone tired of staying with Nigeria should be respected for his rights but should nonetheless be persuaded to drop the idea, not by force but by robust approach premised on sincere appeasement and persuasion because to claim that the Ibos have no reason for their agitations is to engage ourselves in self-deception. However why do I want the idea dropped? Because the current champions of separation are war mongers who are making enemies and needlessly inviting destruction and ostracism on the head of the entire Igbo race. My concern is quite little, very little, I just dont want a Mosul or a South Sudan close to my place of birth; otherwise wetin go make me carry police come arrest my neighbour wey im pussy too sabi kill rats for my yard? Akpabio should tell us another story a-beg, because I will not lose my sleep if Biafra goes.

  • Bakanridi

    Biafra? I doubt much if these boys were born when the real Biafran War was fought. Let them ask the survivors if they are interested in a repeat of that dreadful 30months of Civil War.

    • zoro

      Asking for referendum is not asking for war. That’s what they do in civilised society. Why can’t black people reason?

  • agu

    The son of God appeared for this purpose to destroy the handwork of the devil.
    Nigeria is the hand work of the devil himself and must be destroyed.

    People lets reason together

    Satan is not a spook
    Satan is a man like you and that is why the bible or quran said if you do the things of the devil you’re of the dwcil.
    The british people had no good intention before they amalgamated various tribes into one nigeria.
    Same britain is the only one benefiting from the crisis that has been going on in nigeria for decades
    Meanwhile your future and that of your children is uncertain.
    It is so because satan is the architect of that house we live in called nigeria.
    It has never worked and will never work not because i want that but because the builder (God) is nor involve.