Saharareporters reported on Tuesday that it has obtained a video, where Emeka Ihedioha, who was sacked as Imo State governor was warning his kinsmen about the “dangers” of voting for Peter Obi as president, calling anyone working for the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, “a saboteur”.
CHECKPOINTCHARLEY later obtained the clip, which had sparked outrage among many people of Southeastern Nigeria, who are passionate about Obi’s candidacy.
The former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, was reportedly overheard in the video telling his listeners that Igbos projecting the Labour Party Presidential candidate were taking a risk of their lives.
Ihedioha claimed that there were only two recognised political parties in Nigeria, the All Progressives Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
“Nigeria is in search for leadership; we cannot stay away; I understand the ethics, It is either we get involved or we are not involved. There are two parties; the PDP and APC. Those who don’t know should know. APC is the name of criminals, rogues among other names. If you vote any other place, you are a saboteur
“After Atiku Abubakar the next president will come from South East of Nigeria. That is the gospel in Accra (Ghana) if you somebody tells you any another thing; that person must win in Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Niger, Kwara, Plateau Benue, Jigawa, and among other Northern states before you can be a president of Nigeria. Emotions and sentiment don’t win elections; you must be realistic to win elections. You must plan to win elections and that is where I belong.”
With the angry reactions on different social media platforms, it appears that Mr. Ihedioha has committed an unforced political blunder.
A media aide to the governor, Aic Akwarandu had yet to respond to our message as at the time of filing this report.
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