Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Lagos State chapter, has yet again lambasted the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu of carrying himself as Igbo leader.
“Nnamdi Kanu is not an Igbo leader and can never be one. He is a kid, Igbokwe said, while speaking in an interview with The Punch.
It will be recalled that Igbokwe and Kanu have been in a loggerhead following Kanu’s Biafra agitation and his call for its members to boycott the Anambra governorship election, holding on Nov 7.
Recently, Igbokwe and Kanu engaged in a verbal war, where Kanu described Igbokwe as a slave who is afraid to be set free, reacting, Igbokwe tells his story, how he went to Lagos State after the civil war to find greener pastures and he is expecting Kanu to say his.
Like it doesn’t end there, Igbo in a recent interview described Kanu as a small boy, who can’t lead the entire Igbo race.
The APC chieftain said, “Kanu is not an Igbo leader and can never be one. He is a kid. The Holy Book says: ‘Woe betides a nation whose leader is a child.’
“We have competent, trusted and tested leaders in Igbo land. We have millions who do not believe in the so-called Biafra and when the chips are down, you will hear them loud and clear.
“Leading a sophisticated and hard-working tribe like the Igbo is not an all-comers affair. It is for the serious-minded; the cerebral; the educated; the cultured; and experienced. We have yet to know Nnamdi Kanu’s pedigree, temperament, antecedents, and education. You cannot put a crown on a clown and expect a king.
“If a blind man leads a blind man, both of them will fall into a pit. Kanu – with all due respect – cannot lead the Igbo. This I know, all things considered. What we need now is war of sense and not war of bullets.
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