- Rochas Okorocha has said that the responsibility of ensuring peace rests more squarely on the shoulders of the traditional rulers
- Okorocha said the Igbo people are the most misrepresented ethnic group in Nigeria
- The governor also said that Igbos among all other ethnic groups can go to any other culture and settle to develop that culture
The Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said that the Igbo people are the most misrepresented ethnic group in Nigeria.
Okorocha while speaking at the post-election peace summit organized by the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, on Thursday, May 2, said responsibility of ensuring peace rests more squarely on the shoulders of the traditional rulers.
He also said that this is because these rulers are closer to the people than the government.
Okorocha said: "The problem with our country Nigeria is that they don’t understand the people called Igbos. Igbos, if I must describe us are the most misrepresented ethnic group in Nigeria."
He added that only the Igbos among all other ethnic groups can go to any other culture and settle to develop that culture.
He said: "The Igbo man is the one who will hardly come back home to his grassroots without leaving a lasting impression of good development in the place he is living. But Nigerians have taken this for weakness."
"And that’s why at every side they’re chased from pillar to post as if they’re not part of the entity called Nigeria," Okorocha said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Victor Ike Oye, has stated that Igbos are digging their political grave.
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Oye while speaking in Anambra state said rather than playing politics of pragmatism, Ndigbo play politics of emotions.
He said he had lost hopes of an Igbo presidency in 2023 as a result of what happened during the 2019 presidential election.
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