Meanwhile, Elder statesman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has debunked the insinuations held by some sections of the country that the Igbo’s hate President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that the Igbos only want to be treated as integral part of the country.
He spoke at the weekend during a courtesy visit by the Emir of Bichi, Kano State, Aminu Ado Bayero in his house in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
According to Iwuanyanwu, Ndigbo do not hate the president and also have nothing against him.
Iwuanyanwu, who described the Igbos as firm believers in Nigeria’s unity, said this was the reason they live in Kano State and every village in Nigeria.
He described late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero as a nationalist, who believed strongly in Nigeria’s unity, recalling his role in protecting the Igbo and their businesses during the crisis of in Kano.
Earlier, Emir Bayero said he came for the visit to continue the relationship that existed between his late father and Iwuanyanwu on one hand and the entire Ndigbo on the other hand as well tap from his wealth of experience.