ANAMBRA ELECTION: Joe Igbokwe Blasts Igbos, Says S/East Playing Tribal Politics, Will Continue To Be Onlookers

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Joe Igbokwe, has Alleged that Igbos are playing tribal politics.

He stated that the people of South East would continue to be onlookers in Nigeria’ s politics.

Igbokwe made the comment in reaction to the current gubernatorial election in Anambra State.

The All Progressives Congress chiftain advised the Igbos to desist from politics of Isolation.

Igbokwe, who is currently an aide to the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo- Olu, stated this via his Facebook page.

He added that the Igbos ought to aspire towards linking politically with the Federal Government.

According to him: ” I had thought that Igbo will move beyond ethnic politics and work to connect to the center to meet other Nigerians, but ife ji Ndigbo jisi ha ike. We will continue to be onlookers.

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” Politics is a game of numbers, Igbo cannot continue to play politics of isolation in the 21st century and expect that miracle will happen. It is time to build bridges and not burn bridges. ”

Meanwhile, the Anambra gubernatorial election has been declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The decision by the election authority was apparently because of the commission’ s inability to deploy electoral materials and its staff to Ihiala LGA on account of insecurity.

Professor florence Obi, the election’ s returning officer, disclosed that election would be held in the area on 9 November to add to the results of about 20 LGA already announced.

She solicited the support of the people in order to bring the election to a concluding end.

According to the Professor: ” we have collated results for 20 local government areas, and Ihiala is still outstanding as the commission was unable to deploy to the area.

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” Based on constitutional provision, supplementary election will be held in Ihiala. So, we have to conclude the election in Ihiala to be able to conclude the process.

” I plead with you to support INEC, so we can bring this election to a conclusion, to the glory of God. The election for Ihiala will hold on November 9. ”

The Anambra State election was held amidst heavy security presence and fear of attacks from hoodlums.

Voter aparthy was expected as witnessed in the election owing to the undue political tension in the State prior to the election.

Source: Mcebiscoo.com

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