Igbo People Need To Strategise Politically Before We Can Talk About Biafra — Chimamanda

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Chimamanda Adichie gave her opinion about Biafra agitation during her interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchenna.

The renowned writer wondered how Igbos can achieve Biafra when they can’t unite towards selecting a Nigerian president who is from the region.

According to her, Igbo people need to think how they can strategise politically before talking about secession.

Her words; “There is no Biafra. There are new movemnets but, for me, it’s a question of being practical. Where would the border be? What propelling these movements is a sense of marginalisation, which I think is completely valid.

“But this idea that the answer is independence is what I’m not convinced of. Nobody has made a logical case for me. Quite frankly, I’ve observed the terrible leadership that we have in the southeast.”

“Igbo people cannot unite if, for example, we say we want an Igbo president. And then we’re talking about Biafra. There is a lot of political work we need to do in the southeast.

“We need to do a lot of rethinking on how we strategise politically before we can talk about Biafra,” she said.

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