Joe Igbokwe, the Special Adviser on Drainage and Water Resources to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has been removed as the leader of the Ndigbo in Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC).
Eze Ndigbo of Lagos State and Chairman of Ndigbo Council of Ndieze in Lagos, Christian Nwachukwu, made this known at a news conference on Sunday.
He said Joe Igbokwe had not advanced the cause of the ethnic group in Lagos since he became the leader of the group.
Nwachukwu, however, said the group had found a better leader in Jude Idimogu, the lawmaker representing Oshodi/Isolo State Constituency 2 in the House of Assembly.
The former spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos State chapter, Joe Igbokwe, has described himself as a Nigerian and not belonging to any ethnic group.
Joe Igbokwe, who stated this yesterday at the House of Assembly during the screening of the last batch of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s cabinet-nominees, lampooned those he described as ethnic bigots.
He hinted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi, was the reason for the attitude of easterners in the state during the last general election.
Lagos should take the lead and be more open to other ethnic groups by giving them political appointments, he asserted.
Jow Igbokwe said, “I’m proudly Nigerian; I don’t know about east, west, north or south. I have been in Lagos since 1985. My children were born here. It’s high time we started building this country.
“I get angry when people mention ethnicity. A young Nigerian lady was just made a minister in Britain. If I become the president of this country, nobody is going to fill form and put his state of origin. That’s the first thing I will do. It is when you take people for who they are that is when they will release their energy for the good of the country. One day, Nigerians will say, we are all Nigerians.