Joe Igbokwe, chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has said that Ndigbo in Lagos state needed to protect their massive investments in the state as they have so much to gain by supporting Bola Tinubu come 2023 presidential election.
Igbokwe made the comment when he spoke at the town hall meeting of the APC members of Igbo extraction, held at the Blue Roof of the Lagos Television (LTV) in support of Sen. Bola Tinubu, the party’s 2023 presidential candidate and Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the group comprising APC members of Igbo extraction only, made up of Ndigbo from the 20 Local Government Areas and the 37 Local Council Development Areas of the state.
Speaking at the event, Igbokwe, APC chieftain and Leader of APC Ndigbo in Lagos state, who hailed from Anambra State, said that Tinubu is the best man to rule Nigerian come 2023.
According to Igbokwe, anyone who had governed Lagos state would effortlessly govern Nigeria.
He said: “Lagos is a 24-hour state and so anybody who has been governor in the state will not find it difficult to rule Nigeria.”
He challenged other presidential candidates to show their achievements to Nigerians.
Igbokwe also said that Ndigbo in Lagos state needed to protect their massive investments in the state as they have so much to gain by supporting Tinubu.
Igbokwe who pledged that the APC would not fail the Igbos, lauded Tinubu for the support he had given to Ndigbo in Lagos state and urged Igbos in the state to not only support Tinubu but to support all APC candidates in the state, including the governor.
Also speaking, Mr Jude Idumogu a former representative of Oshodi Isolo in the Lagos state House of Assembly, said that Tinubu remained the most experienced of the presidential candidates.
He said that Igbos in Lagos state remained part of the party in leadership because they earned their living in the state and as such, must protect it.
He appealed to Nigerians to see that among the presidential candidates, that Tinubu remained the best in terms of competence.
“Since 2007 that Tinubu left office, he is still relevant in politics and power play in Nigeria because of his sagacity and the best thing we can do is to give him that support.”