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2 Points Iwuanyanwu Used To Carpet Dokpesi's Assertions That An Igbo President Will Divide Nigeria

In anticipation of the upcoming 2023 presidential election, many obstacles have been springing up lately to suppress the efforts of Ndigbo to produce the next president of the country after President Buhari's tenure expires in 2023. Part of these obstacles includes the recent statement of the Daar Communications Chairman, Dokpesi that Igbos will divide the country should they be allowed to produce the next president of Nigeria.

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Dokpesi had also asserted that an Igbo president could easily be blackmailed and intimated with the ongoing secessionist movement in the Southeast, thus forcing the individual to declare Southeast independence.

Consequently, following Dokpesi's assertions, Chief Iwuanyanwu who happens to be a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, and by virtue, a Board of Trustee member have come out recently to nullify Dokpesi's assertions while describing it as unfortunate and illogical.

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However, this write-up is meant to disclose two stringent points Chief Iwuanyanwu used to carpet Dokpesi's claims.

•1: Igbo's infrastructural prowess all over Nigeria.

Chief Iwuanyanwu while countering Dokpesi's assertions noted that Igbos have always believed in one Nigeria which is more reason why their investments and infrastructures are scattered all over the country.

•2: The activities of Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East and the Northwest part of Nigeria.

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The elder statesman used the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East part of the country as a yardstick, adding that Dokpesi's claims that an Igbo president would divide the country out of compulsion and blackmail is similar to saying that a president from the North-East will break the country, because Boko Haram which has conquered and dominated over 500 communities in the North are also seeking to break away from Nigeria.

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