A former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has counseled those clamouring for the break up of Nigeria to have a rethink, declaring that Igbos will be the biggest losers should the country split.
Okorocha gave the advice while addressing some women groups that paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja on Saturday.
The serving Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, noted that rather than call for secession, the South-East should push towards fixing the country, adding that Igbos are nationalistic in nature, and hence, should dismiss the urge for Nigeria’s disintegration.
He said: “It is only an Igbo man that goes to a place and remains put in that place, buys a land and builds a house for his family without feeling insecure. The Igbo’s will lose more if Nigeria divides.
“Most Nigerian leaders who were successful had one thing or the other to do with the Igbos.
“It is either they married Igbo women or had some links with them. I can call names like former President, Obasanjo, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Buba Marwa, just to name a few.”