“I urge Ndigbo not to be cowed by any person, group or circumstances, in their bid take their rightful position in Nigeria”, Obi said.
He expressed regret that “Ndigbo have been severally shortchanged in the past”, due to what he called “ignorance and greed on the part of those who claim to represent them as leaders”.
“These class of leaders practise politics of individualism and bread and butter. By this token, they were enticed with contracts and powerless appointments. For now, anybody wanting Igbo votes must negotiate for it.”
Answering a question, Obi, who has dumped the PDP for the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, passionately appealed to Ndigbo to come together, like their counterparts in the Northern South Western States.
“Ndigbo can take a cue from Anambra State and improve on their welfare. The government and people of Anambra State have been working together and investing massively in infrastructure, industries, agriculture, education and other sectors, without making noise”, Obi said.