It’s my turn to lead Ndigbo now Ojukwu is no more – Okorocha

By Editor on 07/08/2020

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Former Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, says the leadership of Ndigbo has firmly fallen on his shoulders and he had since taken up the responsibility in the absence of any other strong leader of the people, who played the role in the past.

Okorocha, now a Senator, said at the home of First Vice National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) South East, Dr Julius Anyim Nyerere in Abuja State, that he would play the present role with former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, also a Senator and Senate Chief Whip, Senator.

He argued that with the death of Ikemba Nnewi, Chief Chukwuemeka Ojukwu and the situation of politicians like Jim Nwobodo, Arthur Nzeribe and many others, who were no longer active as they used to be, he had stepped into their shoes to navigate the Igbo interests in Nigeria.

Hear him: “Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu is late. Politicians like Jim Nwobodo, Arthur Nzeribe and many others are no longer active as they use to be. Many other great leaders are no more and that vacuum must be filled up. So the responsibilities have fallen on other people’s shoulders, and that shoulder is that of Dr Orji Uzor Kalu and myself. So it is important that we gather as brothers and discuss issues that will help the entire Igbo people, because if a child knows what killed his father, he wouldn’t allow himself to die same way.

” I am using this opportunity to tell my brother, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu that the dance we are dancing now is not for ourselves but to entertain the public and know if they will be happy. If I dance for you to give me money, that means something is wrong. So the dance now is not for us but to see if there will be a better future for Igbo people. We have decided to work together. We are learning on the job on how to work together. We have to make a shift from the normalcy.

“The political ideology inherited from our predecessors and political forefathers are not really the best . We were taught to maintain political enemies for the rest of your life. That is why the likes of Jim Nwobodo and Alex Ekwueme never agreed until death, Mbakwe and Arthur Nzeribe never agreed until death. And so we must carve out a niche so we don’t transfer this to subsequent generation of Ndigbo. That is why people like Orji Uzor Kalu and myself must profess love amongst ourselves and not only within us but within our enclave.

“We should never allow division among ourselves. We must distinguish ourselves in character and at the same time know when to extend our hands of fellowship to our brothers who are not on the same political stand with us. This will help us to know when political war will end and when brotherhood will start. Because in life you need to know when to start and when to stop.

“We need to come together to make sure that Igbo people are no longer used as political spare tyres. I saw a protest yesterday in Abuja and Lagos and that protest is a pointer. We need to dramatizse our love and peace so that subsequent generations can key in to it.”




Posted on August, 7 2020

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