We’ll Go With Igbos If Nigeria Breaks Up – Prof. Dakum, Plateau State Spokesman

A Professor Dakum Shown who is a second Republic politician and founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the North Central can stand alone as a single country and would prefer to be with the Igbos rather than with Hausa people if Nigeria breaks up.

The issue of disintegration of the country has been fuelled by the agitation for an independent Biafra state championed by the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB).

The Sun reports that Professor Shown said the north central can also stand on its own faulting those who just use the broad term, “northern Nigeria” to lump together all the people in the region.
He said: “What is north? Where is the geographical location of the north, it lost it values long time ago when states were created. The north is just an imagination of your brain, there are so many things that the North East and the North West don’t agree on, and the North Central too disagree with the North East on so many things, so what is this idea of the North?
“For example, a Plateau person will trust an Igbo more than a Hausa man, so where is the North? I laugh when I hear people talk about the North.
“North Central can be a country on its own, we have everything to exist as a country, but no country exists in isolation.”
Meanwhile, The Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra issued a six-month ultimatum to the federal government asking it to conduct a referendum in the south east region.
MASSOB alongside other pro-Biafra groups have been agitating for an independent Biafra state and according to The Sun, the group said elections will not take place in the south east region if a referendum is not conducted.
The group said: “MASSOB, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other genuine pro- Biafran groups will mobilise the people against 2019 general election in all Biafran territory to boycott the election if federal government refuses to conduct a referendum for the exit of Biafra from Nigeria.”

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