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It’ll take Igbo 20-25 years to produce Nigeria’s president – APC chieftain

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Joe Igbokwe, has said it would take the Igbo ethnic group 20-25 years of hard work to produce the president of Nigeria.

Igbokwe who is from Anambra state, made the statement while responding to a barrage of criticisms directed at his comment on a Facebook post on Friday, 15 September 2023.

His words:

“This is the problem. You terrible and pathetic bigots think you are the best God ever created, and this is the biggest problem facing Igboland today.

“Jisienu Ike. Every election year, you cry. Play politics, Mbanu. Make friends across Nigeria, Mbanu. Build bridges, Mbanu. We have become onlookers in Nigeria. See 2031 and 2039 are also settled. Continue.

“But know this and have inner peace: it will take any Igbo man 20 -25 years of hard work to produce the president of Nigeria,” he maintained.

Igbokwe also referred to how he had been branded a saboteur, betrayal and sell-out, liking his situation to what was obtained during the Nigerian civil war.

He also said the Igbo were still making the mistakes they made during the civil war.

“We are getting worse by the day, and I am worried to the marrows given what I read here. Speak the truth, and instantly you become a traitor, saboteur, betrayer, sell-out, the kind of stuff we witnessed during the civil war from 1967 to 1970, and Biafra lost many competent, educated and committed soldiers.

“My take: If you believe that LP won the presidential elections, you can believe anything. Shame has enveloped me. Just read the narratives above, and you will want to throw up. What has happened to Igbo? We are still making the mistakes we made during the civil war,” he added.

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