State creation will quell marginalisation cry in South East, says Catholic bishop

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OWERRE EZUKALA –  The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, The Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has said that the proposed creation of would quell the cry of marginalisation the -East geopolitical zone.

Ezeokafor made the remark during a pastoral visit to St Patrick Catholic Church, Owerre-Ezukala Orumba local government area of Anambra to mark  the silver jubilee celebration of the parish.

According to him, the cry of marginalisation by the people of the East fuelled partly by the lesser number of the zone compared to other zones.

“The larger the of the people, the more need there is for state creation. The more we have, the more we can cut down on ethnic differences and ,” Ezeokafor said.

He commended the delegates to the ongoing National for approving the creation of more states in the country.


Ezeokafor also called for amnesty to members of Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of (MASSOB) and the Zionist Movement (BZM).

“In as much as I am not in of the attempt by BZM members to forcefully seize a radio station in Enugu, they are still not the main threat to the country’s .

“I do not style of killing or trying to seize a radio station forcefully, but I also believe that it is right to ask for anything they desire.

“The biggest headache of is the Boko Haram sect, and I think the Federal Government channel more energy into fighting them,” he said. (NAN)