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This was in response to a recent statement credited to APC Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun A statement signed by chief press secretary to the PDP chairman, Tony Amadi stated that the Igbos know what they want and how to go about getting it and don’t need a lecture from the opposition party leader on how to go about their political life
He recalled that the APC Chairman told Igbo Chiefs not to “carry their eggs in one basket. When that basket falls and the eggs break, you are left with zero. It is 95% to 5%. Where is your bargaining power? Why are you playing that kind of politics”?
The APC leader spoke in Abuja when the Presidential candidate of the APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) met with select Igbo leaders in the North to solicit for their support.
The statement stated that “The Igbo people in their wisdom know that a bird in hand is far better than hundreds in the bush. Since 1999, the Igbo have supported the PDP, it’s their party and they have their stake in it. The APC and their propaganda is not their piece of cake and they know it will not work for them.
“The government of Okorocha that forced itself like a military coup on Igbos will soon be rooted out of the land of the rising sun by Emeka Ihedioha’s barnstorming political machine of the PDP.
“Therefore, the Igbo people know where their bread is buttered and don’t need a lecture from the APC leader to tell them how to play their politics. The Southeast is a no go area for the Opposition and their so called progressive politics.
“Where was Oyegun when the Igbo through the NCNC formed the Federal Government with the NPC in the First Republic and with NPN and NPP in the second republic? The APC attempts to win Igbo hearts in the 2015 elections has come to naught and no amount of Oyegun speak will change anything”.
“Under the Jonathan administration, the second Niger Bridge is on the way and the Onitsha port complex is becoming a reality while the Niger River is being dredged. President Jonathan has pledged to give roads in the Southeast a face lift and the evidence is there to show. What the Igbo need is a caring government that gives them support to do their business and not promises that will never be realized.
“The people of the Southeast want a government they can trust and not castle builders in the air which the APC is all about” it concluded.