Mr. Theo Nkire, who presented the case for the proposed Aba State, in Owerri, Imo State has stated that Aba is the only state that has not been created from the South-East.
He also recalled that the House of Representatives passed a motion for a referendum on the creation of Aba, Abia, Ebonyi, and Enugu states from the then Anambra and Imo States in January 1982. In June 1983, the Senate passed the same motion on the creation of Aba, Abia, Ebonyi, and Enugu States from the then Anambra and Imo States.
“Of the four States the National Assembly confirmed for referendum by 1983, Aba State is the only one that has not been created from the South-east,”
“The Committee considered the merit for the creation of Aba and Adada states, respectively, resolved and recommended for the creation of Aba State with 12 members supporting and five abstaining. The Committee also recommended that any other state creation exercise in the South-east should give Adada State priority. The report was dated October 10, 2018.
Aba State Movement, he said, stood by the report of the Ohanaeze Committee on State Creation.