South East Chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday met in Owerri, the Imo State capital, where they debunked claims that Igbo people are being marginalised in Nigeria.
This is in reaction to the continued out-crying by many claiming that the region is marginalised in the country.
Some equally attributed the agitation for a Biafran Nation by some groups in the region as resulting from the marginalisation the people are said to have continued to suffer in Nigeria.
But the APC chieftains at the meeting maintained that there were nothing like the marginalisation of the Igbo people, saying the claim remained a mere speculation and the figment of the imagination of those who are not well informed.
The delegation which was led by a former President of the Senate, Chief Ken Nnamani with the Minister of Science and Technology Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Labour and Productivity Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Geoffrey Onyema, Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Dr Uche Ogah, Minister of State, Education, Dr Emeka Nwajiuba, and Sir Frank Ibezim, also stated that the Igbo people are currently more united than ever.
Rising from the meeting which was held behind closed doors, Nnamani, who is currently representing the South-East in the National Caretaker Committee of the APC, told journalists that he led the delegation to pay a solidarity visit to the governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma.
According to Nnamani, the delegation did not only come to wish Uzodinma well, but to also let him know they were impressed with what they have seen on the ground.
He said they believe “strongly that there is a lot of hope in the person Hope as the Governor of Imo State.’ Speaking Ngige, said South-East ministers at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) had been given the region effective representation, ‘getting what is the due share for the South-East.’