The Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Drainage, Joe Igbokwe, has urged the Igbo people to stop playing “ethnic politics”.
Igbokwe said this in a post made on his Facebook page on Sunday.
He lamented the poor performance of the All Progressives Congress in the Anambra governorship election.
The APC chieftain added that the people of the South-East “will continue to be onlookers” in the country by playing ethnic politics and not connecting to the centre.
Igbokwe pointed out that the refusal of the Igbo people to vote APC will have a negative impact on the region.
He argued that Ndigbo cannot continue to play politics of Isolation.
The post read, “I had thought that Igbo will move beyond ethnic politics and work to connect to the centre to meet other Nigerian, but ife ji Ndigbo jisi ha ike (whatever that is holding Ndigbo is holds them strongly). We will continue to be onlookers.”
In another post, Igbokwe added: “Politics is a game of numbers. Igbo cannot continue to play politics of isolation in the 21st century and expect that a miracle will happen. It is time to build bridges and not burn bridges.”