Senator Chris Anyanwu has explained why the Southeast chose to align and discuss the state of the nation with the Southwest instead of the North. Last Thursday, there was a summit of Yoruba and Igbo leaders in Enugu, with the them, kHandshake Across the Niger’. Asked Why the Igbo leaders chose the Yoruba and not the Hausa-Fulani, in an interview with Vanguard, Senator Anyanwu explained, “Our governors have been talking, but the Igbo and the Yoruba have not had any formal talks. “And I think it is time for the people themselves to talk and that is what happened, to bring the people from both sides to sit down and talk because this had never happened before because of history and misunderstandings.
“A lot of things that happened in the past and all that. Even the Aguiyi-Ironis – Fajuyi incident, people did not understand it in the correct sense, did not see the heroism and patriotism of Fajuyi; all that was misunderstood, and because of that it did shape the kind of relationship between the two. “So, we think that it is time to begin to talk and begin to see ways the two can work together for the good of the nation. If these two formidable blocs should come together and work for the good of this nation, Nigeria will be better for it. Other groups and minorities are looking for leadership. “As for the North, yes we have talked with the South-South, we have talked with the Southwest, and later, maybe we will go and talk with the North.