The governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, has identified the creation of a sixth state in the South East political region as a means of assuaging claims of marginalisation and inequity.
The governor stated this while delivering an address at the South East zonal public hearing of the House of Representatives on the review of the Nigerian constitution yesterday.
He stated that Ndiigbo will begin to see equity in action when an amended constitution births a sixth state in the South East.
Uzodimma said, “Igbos seek a constitutional guarantee of their inalienable rights as citizens which must include a palpable sense of justice, equity and fairness.
“The sixth State will go a long way in this regard by assuaging the acclaimed marginalisation and inequity driven by deprivation.”
The governor stressed that Igbo believe in “one Nigeria “ adding that a constitution that unites the country is needed to achieve this objective.
He advised Nigerians to make the most of the opportunity presented by the review committee to present their suggestions for an all-inclusive constitution.