Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, has given strong political advice to the Igbos which in his opinion will help the ethnic group realize their ambition of becoming the next President in Nigeria.
According to him, the Igbos should massively join the All Progressive Congress which is the easiest political platform that the South-East geopolitical zone can use to achieve their goals.
He said that the Buhari led administration through APC made several moves in favour of the Igbos as opposed to the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
“The All Progressives Grand Alliance has failed us. 2021 is my last fight.
“The Federal Government of President Buhari has done for well for the Igbos.
“The Social Investment Programme for women of President Buhari is second to none.
“The Enugu airport is receiving attention with N10bn mapped out for its renovation and refurbishment.
“Before long, International airlines will be struggling to operate there.
“The 2nd Niger Bridge is 45 percent completion and it will be toll-free unlike what the Obasanjo and Jonathan administrations proposed.
“What I’m begging you is for our party to be united. Any person who doesn’t have the spirit of unity in our party should tell us now and leave us.”
His advice is in correlation with the statement made by Mallam Ismaila Funtua, President Buhari’s close ally, who stated that the Igbos should socialize with the ruling party APC.
Funtua made this statement during an interview with Arise Television’s on Saturday.
“They (Igbo) should belong. They should join the party. They want to do things on their own and because they are Igbos, we should dash them the president? That was the reason I asked: is it ‘Turn By Turn Nigeria Limited’?”
“If the Igbo want to be President, then they must belong. If you don’t belong, then you can’t be the President. That is the issue and we have seen it with MKO Abiola of blessed memory. He went out of his way, he cultivated people.”