Despite the use of military force combined with the Federal High Court declaration of the Biafra group as a terrorists, former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi has stated that both actions are not enough to end the agitation for Biafra.
Obi said that as long as the Nigerian youths remain unemployed, they would be available to join forces with Individuals or groups leading different kinds of agitations.
He blamed the agitation for Biafra on poor leadership that has plagued the country over the years calling for a dialogue with those agitating in order to work out solutions that can usher in hope.
Speaking to the Sun, he said;
“Irrespective of whatever the Federal Government has said about IPOB, my position has remained constant – agitation in Nigeria is nationwide. It is all over the country, not just from one side of the country. The reason is very simple: there are millions of young people in their productive ages doing nothing.
“When you don’t know where the next meal will come from, you are a free agent, you can become anything. The reason why you people are here is because you know where the next meal will come from.
“What you see today is the cumulative effect of leadership failure over the years in the country. That is one of the consequences and it’s not going to be solved by what we are doing today. You can quote me anywhere.
“We have to sit down, dialogue with those who are agitating and start looking at meaningful solutions that can give them hope. Once a country makes her people to develop a sense of hopelessness, the people will agitate a lot.”