Igbo people do not understand Nigerian politics - Chief Omeh

Igbo people do not understand Nigerian politics - Chief Omeh

- A chieftain of the APC, Chief Matthias Omeh, says Igbo political leaders have failed to copy the politics of inclusion practiced by Nnamdi Azikiwe

- Omeh warns that the southeast region would remain the way it is in 10-years from now if Igbo politicians do not change their disposition towards politics

- The chieftain of the APC says if the Igbo people had plans for politics of 2023, they would not have voted for Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential election

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Matthias Omeh, has said the southeast region has not gained politically because people from the region have not understood Nigerian politics.

Chief Omeh in an interview with Daily Trust published on Saturday, April 27, said the rigid style of Igbo politics is causing setback for the region.

The APC chieftain said since the death of Nnamdi Azikiwe and his generation of Igbo political leaders, politicians in the southeast had failed to copy the politics of inclusion practiced by Azikiwe.

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…”The Igbo man has failed to play that type of politics now. Ndigbo now plays politics of rigidity, politics of one-party system that has never worked well in this part of the country because of our socio-cultural diversity,” Omeh said.

“The current leaders of Ndigbo lack flexibility in their style of politics; and this is working against our people. They lack diplomacy and they are too rigid. Again, our people don’t plan ahead. No Igbo politician now will be able to tell you this is where the Igbo man will be in five years’ time; politically."

Chief Omeh said the southeast region would remain the way it is in 10-years from now if Igbo political leaders of the do not change their disposition towards politics.

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He said if the Igbo people had plan for politics of 2023, they would not have voted for Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential election, noting that even if Atiku had won the election, it would not have been in the interest of Igbo aspiration for the presidency in 2023.

The APC chieftain also dismissed suggestion that President Muhammadu Buhari hates or dislikes Ndigbo, noting that there is no senatorial district in Enugu state that Buhari’s administration has not touched with one good road or the other.

Meanwhile, the PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have told the presidential election petitions tribunal in Abuja that their victory as shown in the results from the INEC server was genuine.

Atiku and PDP dismissed claims by the president’s spokesperson, Festus Keyamo, that the said result on INEC server which purported to show that the candidate of the PDP won the presidential election was fabricated after the server was hacked.

The PDP presidential candidate through his team of lawyers led by Levi Uzoukwu (SAN) told the tribunal the results obtained from the INEC server was neither false nor concocted, Daily Trust reports.

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