"Power can return to the North if they win. If they have a unanimous candidate and they win the election, nobody will question the return of power to them; but the North that they are talking about does not include the Middle Belt. That is the offending statement. Anytime they talk about the North, they mean the North-West. They do not include us. And we say we are tired of supporting people who will never include us in any election. So, this is the problem.” - Senator Ameh Ebute,Third Republic Senate President, harpooning the core North for consistently using and dumping the Middle Belt people over the years. Icheoku adds the fact that Fulanis have been killing and maiming the people of of the Middle Belt is not helping bridge this mistrust at all. But hey they fought and killed Biafrans alongside these their Northern brothers during the civil war, so who cares or what does Icheoku care, if they are being shafted now.