Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has faulted the notion in some quarters, that Igbos started the civil war, which broke out from 1967 to 1970.
He said rather, those who felt that the Igbos in the military carried out the 1966 coup started the war, and then went on a mindless killing of Igbos.
Speaking at an integrated economic summit organised by an Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Aka Ikenga, Iwuanyanwu stated that for the fact that Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and Dr. Michael Okpara were not killed during the coup could not translate to an Igbo coup.
He said there was no ethnic group in Nigeria that believes in the oneness of the country more than the Igbos, saying: “Igbo believe in one united Nigeria more than any other tribe. While the Igbo have investments in all parts of the country, there is no single investment owned by a non-Igbo in Igboland.”
Omolara Adegoke- Abuja
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