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Sunday interview August 13, 2017 18 Kanu isn’t an Igbo leader, he’s a kid — Igbokwe Joe Igbokwe, a politician and an Igbo, tells BAYO AKINLOYE about his relationship with the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and why he is not in support of any movement for an independent state of Biafra D  o you believe that Igbo are being marginalised? Yes, Igbo have been marginalised in Nigeria since the end of the Civil War in 1970. It is a deliberate, systemic, and strategic marginalisation. We have six zones in Nigeria. In the North-East, there are six states; the North-West has seven states; the North-Central has six states; the South-West has six states; the South-South has six states but the South-East has five states. This imbalance has left Igbo with the least number of states, local government areas, governors, ministers, senators, Hous Rb&W&W6VFFfW2V&W'2BW6Rb76V&ǐV&W'2B2FR6RFrvF&WfVVR6F&FFR7FFRB6vfW&VG2BfVFW&FVG2FVFfWrखbRw&BRFFF7FFRFFR6WFV7BFFFP&VvvB6RfRR&RvfW&"R7FFR6F&R6VF'2BW6Rb&W&W6VFFfW2V&W'2&P6vfW&VB6V62R&RW6Rb76V&ǒfVFW&VfW'6GǗFV62R&R֖7FW"&76F'2FW6G2b'2BFRfbw&G2vW&W7BFF2rBB2vrF6vRBbFw26ЦW'fW2B&W6fRvFF2vRW7BFF2BFRFP2rf&W"&W6FVBW6VwV&6( 267FGWF6fW&V6R&fVBRFFF7FFRf"FR6WFV7B#bFR&Vv2WBFvWBBFR2&V6RV"fwW&RFP6WFV7B&V6v6VB'&֖VBW'6ƗFW2F( BRFR2FRWrVFW"FB6G'VǐVBFRv&FRFRVVGVVwwRVwR2FR2&B&vW&R2FR2&BBR27FfvFrFR26VB'WB2WFBbvFF2FVFǐFvW&W2Bg&vFVrFR&V6RV"''W6rFW"vW&2( 26ƖrvW&B&V6pFRBWF2&vG'FR7VV66VBFW6vR`Bv&G2BFRWBFrFB6V2v"6PFW&R2gV66Rv"FW6G2"֖Ɩ2vFRgFW FR72bFR#R&W6FVF’VV7Fv6v&WfW FVvBFvVB6RVv2WB6RFR676BG&v272VB6Rv&VFW'2F&VƖWfR&GF@vF&r27FW2276&RBFR&w&W76fW06w&W72B&W6FVBVGR'V&6VFW'7F@F2FWFBB&WGFW"ƗF722FWWBFV"Vvw2R&6WBR&V6RvBFWVVFVBFfvB&6rRW7BV"F3R2Bv&VFW"B6WfW"&RRR2BFRǒ&63( vR&WFFW2Fv6RVFW"26B( vRfR6WFVBG'W7FVB@FW7FVBVFW'2v&BvRfR֖Ɩ2vFB&VƖWfPFR66VB&g&BvVFR62&RFvRvV"FVVBB6V"VFr67F6FVBB&BЧv&rG&&RƖRFRv&2B6W'2ff"B2f FR6W&W2֖FVCFR6W&V'&òFRVGV6FVCFR7VGW&VCBWW&V6VBvRfRWBFrF^( 2VFw&VRFVW&VBFV6VFVG2BVGV6FR6BWB7&v6vBWV7Brb&ƖBVG2&Ɩ@&FbFVvfFBR( 2vFGVR&W7V7@( 26BVBFRv&F2rFw266FW&VBv@vRVVBr2v"b6V6RBBv"b'VWG2'WBFR7W'B26f"7FFRb&g&7W'Bf"7FFRb&g&6"B6F2vF( $v&vPV62ג6BBvFFRVW&wBגF76ऒfRג&V62R6WFV7B2F6f"v&VFW'&6RGvFfW'6G6VB&R&rW2vW&@B֖W2vR&R&WGFW"VFVBvFW7F6RWVGBf F&VRv&fRfW7FVBVfǒFR( &V7BvW&( 6V66FBF&vrvFV"VVFfW7FVG0f"FR6Rb6&g&2FFVBF6֗GFpƗF6V6֖2B667V6FRfW"vW&2fPBFR&6RbFRVGbF26VG'vF֖Ɩ2b6V07B&WGvVVcbBsFW&Vf&RvRW7Bv&&BF&VRF( 2f"RFW7FBRvBffRvfVFR7F'bv&BFV"&WV&Ɩ6GFGVFRFBF氧vR6vRRFW"&g&&g&GW&WBF&PFW"6WF7VF&V6W6RbVFW'6GW76RB7G'VvvPf"vW"B6F26&g&2F6VB6WfVvW&&fFW2&r76Rf"v&FW&FR6v@FvfRR&V62'WBFRB76RvBW&֗BRvFRF&֖VBFfwW&W2ƖP&b&Vv'VWR6Vb&VƖRV6@G"WVwVVRg&FR6WFV7BfRV&Ɩ6ǐ766FVBvFSFBFVwVVRV6B&bv'VWR&P7W'FrFRf"&g&FW&RGf6FW2bFP&W7G'V7GW&rbFR6VG'v&RW6r&g&vFF2Fb&6F6WfRFV"FW6&VB&V7FfW2`vWGFr&W7G'V7GW&VBvW&FV"F7F67W'B2BVF'6VVBf"&g&F2r6f"BvVBV"FRFvVW2VPb&g&fRvR&WBFV"vFFvFW@VpfV6PBFRvfW&V@2&VV7&F66VBf G&Ɩpक V&W'>( &vG2vF62FB6RbFVЧvW&RVB'6V7W&GW&FfW2BFW'0VgBFwV6vFWB&VrG&VBFRFFN( 2&vC"FVVBBv&@2B&VVrFV vFFvFWBfV6RआfRRWfW"Ɨ7FVVBF&F&g&FW&V6FRfV6RBv"6pfFVbFRॖR6BWB7&v6vBWV7Brखb&ƖBVG2&Ɩ@&FbFVvfFBR( 2vFGVP&W7V7B( 26BVBFPv&( FRVFVB7FFW26rv&&W6FrFW&Rf"WF'W&2FfvBFW"vW&2rvBFWFBFP7VV6VG2Fv"Bv"VG2FFVF2BFW&Vf&R"&V6W2fV6RFR6WFV7BFWWF'BWg&G&FW'2gFW"F֖FFrFVFW&726FV2@F&VFVFVvFfV6RFWF֖FFRFVF66RFV 627W7V7BFBFW&V"&26FWfRFVG2f ֗66VbF22FVFǒFvW&W2"2W6rv&FFW"v"BF22V66WF&RF( BRFGVVwwRVwRvVBfPF&v2vVvB&VBRbRvW&RƗfRFFFBFVwRvVBfR7W'FVBfV6PF&VvFR7VV6B'W6RbFW"vW&2VwPvVBfRvFBFW&R&R֖Ɩ2bv&&W6Fr@FrFV"'W6W72WG6FRv&BVwRvVBBfPF&v2vVvB&VB&GFBv