SAHARANEWS – A Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd), has declared that the people of the South East are the legitimate owner of Nigeria.
Gowon made this known while speaking during a conference for National Unity entitled: “Federal Character, Restructuring and Rotation of Presidential Power in Nigeria”, in Abuja on Thursday, March 5.
The conference was organized by Igbo Leadership Development Foundation.
The former Nigerian leader stated that; “I believe that the Ndigbo, Middle belt and the Yoruba’s are the true Nigerians because if you look round our borders, people came from abroad and are still coming but Ndigbo have always been there, middle belt have always been there, even Yoruba’s have always been there”
“(It’s sad that) people who came in yesterday who have a duty of respect are now the ones talking, ” he added.