Joe Igbokwe, the controversial spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, has denounced his Igbo origin.
The APC spokesman who is known for criticizing the Igbos, mainly those in South-East, made the announcement even as the agitation for Biafra is ongoing in South-East and South-south.
According to HopeForNigeria, Igbokwe said: “I am not Igbo. I am a Nigerian and Lagos state commissioner nominee representing Ikorodu”.
Igbokwe had also on Monday, said during Channels Television program, that anyone who claims President Muhammadu Buhari is not doing well is a liar from hell.
“The PDP was there for 16 years and we didn’t see anything. In the midst of plenty, I cannot lay my hands on anything,” he said.
“Support your leader, don’t be a distraction. Anybody who tells you Buhari is not doing well is a liar from the pit of hell, given where we are coming from.”
Although Igbokwe admitted the nation is faced with myriads of challenges, he, however, said they cannot be fixed in a single day.
“If the president can solve all the problems of Nigeria in one day, they would have done it in the 60s. It’s a continuum,” he said.
“As the population is growing, the problem will continue to grow. As Nigeria is growing, the problem will continue to grow. So problems will never disappear from the face of the earth.”