Controversial Enugu-based Catholic Priest, Rev Father Ejike Mbaka has predicted that there will be permanent confusion and chaos in the proposed Republic of Biafra if ever it becomes a reality.
He made it clear that with Biafra, the fault lines that have hidden all the years between different Igbo communities would come into the open to further divide the people along primordial lines.
The priest, who made this prediction while addressing a cross section of Igbos in East London, yesterday, Tuesday said: “if you think we have trouble in Nigeria now, we will see trouble in Biafra.
“No Anambra man would let an Enugu man be president, no Imo man would let an Abakaliki man be president”.
Mbaka also faulted claims that the South East is being marginalized, citing the immediate past administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, as example of none marginalization of Igbo.
He recalled that an Igbo was Finance Minister, Central Bank governor, and so on even as he said that those whom the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu have been able to influence into agitating for Biafra are “the children of the poor,” who are not thinking properly about the implications of secession.
He insisted Biafra agitators were being deceived by Kanu, and advised Igbos wherever they are to work for the unity of Nigeria and forget about Biafra. [myad]