- An Igbo leader in the Lagos state chapter of the APC, Jude Idimogu, has dismissed the claim that Ndigbo are generally opposed to the party
- Idimogu noted that the claim lacks factual basis, and intends to change the narrative that Ndigbo does not like the APC
- The Lagos lawmaker also said Igbos have benefitted greatly from the administration of the ruling party
Jude Idimogu, a member of the Lagos state House of Assembly, has said that the Igbos have benefitted greatly from the administration of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and will gain more.
The lawmaker also said that the belief that Ndigbo are generally opposed to the APC lacks a factual basis and he intends to help change the narrative that Ndigbo does not like the ruling party.
Idimogu who represents Oshodi/Isolo Constituency II disclosed this when he visited Eze Greg Ezebuadi Ogboroagha, the supreme traditional head of Ndigbo in Iba LCDA.
The lawmaker urged Ndigbo to support the ruling party and the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The leader of the Igbo in the APC while praising Buhari for granting financial autonomy to the state judiciary and legislature, added that no other president had the will power to do what Buhari did.
“The problem was that the people were not being carried along but my team and I have decided to effect necessary changes. I believe that the government would also respond. Once you have a positive mind towards the party, you stand a better chance of benefiting from APC government,” he said.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Idimogu said the Ndigbo in the state and across Nigeria should regard the party as the only one that would guarantee their right to have a shot at the presidency in 2023.
Idimogu was commenting on complaints of marginalisation by the Igbo and other parts of the southeast regarding political disparity in the country. He advised the Ndigbo to join the APC to enable them to clinch the presidency after many years.
The lawmaker said the APC remained the party to beat, stressing that there was no other party with the kind of relevance it has, even as he added that joining other parties would not be a surety for their goal.
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