The President-elect, Bola Tinubu’s spokesman in the southeast, Dr. Josef Onoh has berated the former Governor of Anambra state, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife over his statement on the attacks of Igbos in Lagos State.
Naija News recalls that the elder statement had warned that if the attacks should continue that Igbos would be forced to react. He also accused the All Progressives Congress of being at the roots of the tribal issues in Lagos.
Reacting to Ezeife statement, Onoh insisted that it was not statesmanlike for him to make such claims.
Onoh argued that Ezeife was inflaming passion to cause ethnic strife in Lagos state and other parts of Nigeria, simply because he wanted to stress his ethnicity.
But Onoh said that the comments made by Ezeife were disappointing and not befitting of his level of exposure and urged the security agencies to rise up the duty of averting national crisis because of ‘inciting and derogatory comments such as the ones he accused the former governor of making.’
Onoh argued the Ezeife ought to refrain from statements that might incite the public, adding that Peter Obi has not appointed him to be a judge over his case.
Onoh said: “It’s disappointing that a so-called elder statesman has reduced the respect his age and position in life accorded him, whereas he was supposed to lead the new generation of Nigerians. Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife’s comments were not only derogatory but inflammatory and capable of threatening the unity of Nigeria. I’m disgusted that such a respectable person can mobilize against another ethnic group.
“There may have been pockets of violence in Lagos as it was in other states during the election, but when an elder statesman that is saddled with the responsibility of uniting Nigeria turns himself into a tool for destabilization of Nigeria, I become ashamed to share the same decade with him.
“For him to be telling the vulnerable public that Peter Obi will be sworn in is only aiming to arm the gullible segment of the public against the constituted authority and the consequence of his utterances, if not checked, may create a state of anarchy and I urge him to refrain from further making such utterances in future and allow the Judges to do their work because Peter Obi has not appointed him to be a Judge.
“Ezeife has never hidden his dislike for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, but he is now using irrelevant issues to foster divide and create instability and violence, inciting violence through his utterances, hiding in the guise of an activist.
“He has made himself an aspirant without a political party because he is now making the fight worse than Peter Obi who came third in the election and is in court, but Ezeife is now taking the fight as if he was the candidate in question. So Ezeife is a case of an aspirant without a political party. He is publicizing a false narrative without evidence.”
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