This assertion was made by His Excellency Senator Hope Uzodimma during his address at the National Assembly Constitutional Review Committee Public Hearing for Imo and Abia States, held in Owerri.
Governor Uzodimma in his addresses appealed to Igbo youths to see the ongoing Public Hearing for the 1999 constitutional review as a key opportunity to be duly represented and take the rightful place Igbos deserve.
“I, therefore, appeal to our youths to listen to the voice of reason. What an old man sees sitting, a child cannot see even if he climbs an iroko tree. Let us toe the path of peace. All shall be well. If we remain firmly committed to the unity of Nigeria we shall get all we seek.” Uzodimma appealed.
Governor Uzodimma who further called for reason among the Igbo youths with Southeast Leaders said “What we seek is justice and equity for our people to thrive. And for that, we owe nobody any apology. But we cannot achieve it through violence or threat of secession. It is through an avenue like this that we put forward our request and follows it through.”