The Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Drainage and Water Resources, Joe Igbokwe, has said the Southeast region may continue to find it difficult, if not impossible, to produce Nigeria’s president, as long as they persist in making the terrible mistake of surrendering their political fate to minions and hirelings.
Igboķwe lamented that this is what many stakeholders from the region have failed to realise 50 years after the Civil War.
In his book entitled: ‘Igbos 50 Years After Biafra’, Igbokwe said 50 years after the civil war, the Igbos have been so demolished politically that they are stranded on the lonely stretch of wolf-crying and generous appeal to self-pity.
While equating the present situation of Ndigbo in the political atmosphere of the country to that of an orphan, Igbokwe, the longest serving spokesman for Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), said, “It was tragic. Today, Igbos are political orphans that are hugely resented by every other ethnic group. This is what we brought to ourselves when we leased our political space to cheap men of straw that traded with it and ended up making us a confused and battered people.”