The Special Adviser on Drainage and Water Resources to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state, Joe Igbokwe, has been sacked as the leader of the Ndigbo in Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC).
Christian Nwachukwu, Eze Ndigbo of Lagos State and Chairman of Ndigbo Council of Ndieze in Lagos, said this 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.”
“We have found a better leader in Jude Idimogu, the lawmaker representing Oshodi/Isolo State Constituency 2 in the House of Assembly.”
Joe Igbokwe at the House of Assembly during the screening of the last batch of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s cabinet-nominees, describes himself as a Nigerian and not belonging to any ethnic group.
He 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.