By Fegor Oghene, Asaba
Delta State Government rejected the inclusion of the state as part of the proposed Republic of Biafra, reaffirming the belief of its people in one and united Nigeria.
In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Chief Festus Agas, the Delta State Government called on people of the state to remain law abiding and go about their normal business without fear.
According to Agas, â€œWe object in its totality, the inclusion of Delta State without our consent in the proposed Biafra Republic. This clarification has become necessary to avoid any confusion or misunderstanding regarding the status of Delta State in the renewed Biafra agitation.â€
Continuing in the statement, he said; â€œwhile some communities in Delta state may have cultural affinity with the people of the South East, it is clearly a patent error for anybody or group to suggest or insinuate that Delta state or more specifically the Anioma people have been or are part of the South East that is supposed to make up the proposed Biafra Republicâ€.
Frowning at the renewed agitation of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, for the realisation of independent State of Biafra, he said the campaign which has been in form of rallies in the South East, often extends to the South-South State, notably Rivers and Delta.