Days after he was released from the custody of Department of State Services, Nollywood icon, Chiwetalu Agu, has openly voiced support for a peaceful secession of the country.
Agu who is just recuperating from the trauma of his arrest, said in an interview with Broadway Television that the South-East would be better on their own.
Agu was nabbed by the soldiers on October 7 around Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State, for wearing a robe made of Biafra regalia while distributing bread to the poor.
He was accused of supporting the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra which has been outlawed over alleged acts of terrorism.
When asked if he supports the motion for Nigeria to split in Tuesday’s interview, the actor said: “We all must rise, I preached that everyone should rise from their position wherever they are with my costume.
“My costume was rising sun, not Biafra, Ojukwu propagated rising sun making it as a symbol for Igbo as they like to progress. If you look at Africa, Igbo are on the top because of their personal effort, not the government.
“The Government has not done anything for the Igbo man, they strive to do better on their own
“The earlier we split as a country, the better for us. The percentage of Fulani ‘Buhari’s people in the workforce are 98%. The Igbo man has been placed on nothing.
“Benue is in turmoil, people are killing there but they want Fulani herdsmen to continue to do their business.
“It is draconian, you can’t force people in a big country like this. We need to rally our people from the same tribe to get to a peaceful approach in this country.”