National Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Walid Jibrin has said that Biafra would be realized only by referendum and not quit notice.
He said that he would not support any group to bring division in the country, adding that peace and unity were the necessary requirements for the development of any nation.
According to him, if truly the Igbos want their country, it is only referendum that will grant that independence.
Jibrin said that everybody had his opinion as a Nigerian, and that if public opinion said Igbos should have their country or the North should have theirs, “so be it”.
He cited Britain which conducted referendum on European Union membership, saying that due process must be followed before granting independence to any group.
He cautioned that agitations should be devoid of crisis and called on Nigerians to see themselves as one.
The BoT chairman also advised politicians and other groups, who had formed the habit of instigating youths to foment trouble in the society, to desist from such acts.