…Reveals how Ihedioha betrayed Ndigbo at PDP’s presidential primary
Ohanaeze Youth Council OYC, has described a one time “brief governor” of Imo State, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as political prodigal son.
This is following Rt. Hon. Ihedioha’s speech at Ghana while addressing Imolites during which he referred the teaming supporters of Mr. Peter Obi’s presidential candidacy in Igbo land instead of Atiku, to as “Saboteurs”.
Ihedioha while addressing Imolites took a swipe on the Igbos for not supporting the candidature of former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha who addressed the Igbo community in Ghana over the weekend said that Igbo’s are sabotaging their political future for discarding the PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar in place of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party.
The former deputy speaker, pointedly alleged that it would amount to political sabotage should the igbos leave PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and support Peter obi.
However, while acknowledging the spate of the vulgarity and disdain in his comment, Ihedioha added: “It was blown out of proportion but for my people who may have been hurt by my choice of word, I am deeply sorry”.
However, the uncounted word of the former governor of Imo State could not go down well with the socio-cultural youth body in Igbo.
In a swift reaction, the Council’s national president, Comrd. Igboayaka O. Igboayaka, without mincing words, attributed Ihedioha’s apology to as a mere shade of paint on a lady’s lips.
Addressing newsmen in Owerri on Friday, September 30, 2022 in the aftermath of the said TV program, Igboayaka described the TV outing of Emeka Ihedioha as a show of pretence, noting that “his apology is like a mere paint on the lips of a woman”.
Comrd. Igboayaka recalled that Emeka Ihedioha, during the 2022 People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential primary led some Imo delegates to vote for Aminu Tambuwal, but at “PDP’s convention, when Aminu Tambuwal had a deal to support and stepdown for Atiku Abubakar, Emeka Ihedioha was seen at convention field campaign against presidential aspiration from South-east. He instructed his loyalists to vote for Atiku Abubakar instead of Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim or Sam Ohuabunwa.
“Before presidential primaries when reasonable Pan-Igbo politicians were busy advocating that presidency should be shifted to South-East, even people across all ethnic groups in Nigeria were calling for the presidency to be ceded to the Southeast, the likes of Orji Uzor Kalu, Governor David Umahi, Governor Hope Uzodimma, etc. made comments but Emeka Ihedioha didn’t say any word on television or anywhere, all he did was to relocate to Sokoto to wash his fellow man’s pants and drink” Kwunu” this is were his betrayal against Igbo interest started.
“Emeka Ihedioha has been a heartless, serial betrayal. It’s on history about how Ihedioha got his ticket for Federal house of Representatives in second and third tenures, 2007 and 2011, respectively.
“It’s now obviously to Ndi Imo and Ndigbo at large that Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha is a political chameleon and a political prodigal son, whose selfish and desperate interest is to shortchange the turn of South-East to produce the next president of Nigeria in 2023”, Igboayaka exclaimed.
According to Igboayaka “what is left for Ndigbo is to collectively make Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha and his cohort a political Orphan in Imo, by burying all his political ambitions, because his notoriety in using his political positions to work against his Igbo brothers and sisters quite unbecoming.
“Emeka Ihedioha is one of leading vindictive politicians in Igbo land, and it’s a risk to allow such fellow ascend any other political position.
“Emeka Ihedioha loves PDP and his personal political interest more than his (Kinsmen) Ndigbo, his plans to sabotage Peter Obi’s presidential ambition is to lick the buttocks of Fulani man with unrealistic promise to present him as PDP presidential candidate in 2031.
The Council, therefore, insisted Ihedioha to hold a resounding campaign in the State for the Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, saying that it would serve as a proof of the sincerity in his apology.
“We therefore challenge Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha if he is sincere about he is sorry over the anti-Igbo comments, let him rally for support and mobilize for Peter Obi in 2023 presidential election, this is the only condition Ndigbo will forgive him, else the entire Ndigbo nation will make him a political Orphan in Imo State”, Igboayaka concluded.