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Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by Islie: 10:00am On Sep 13
Lagos Ndigbo rejected Igbokwe because he didn’t identify with them –Idimogu, Lagos Assembly lawmaker

The member representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Jude Idimogu, talks to ALEXANDER OKERE about his recent disagreement with the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Drainage and Water Resources, Mr Joe Igbokwe, over the leadership of the Igbo in the state

Why do you think the Igbo in Lagos State chose you, instead of Igbokwe, to be their leader?

The reason is that they felt Joe Igbokwe was not doing what they expected from him. That was why they thought they wanted a change and that was why I came onboard.

What were the things they expected from him that he hadn’t done?

The majority of the Igbo in Lagos State have been talking like the opposition to the government. Most of them are not close to the government and would say they don’t like the APC. But for me, I didn’t see it that way. It is just a communication gap between, let’s say, Joe Igbokwe and his own group who have not been carrying the Igbo voters along by meeting them at the point of their need or even appealing to them to join the APC. Some of them complain that he doesn’t care. At several fora, he has also said he is not an Igbo man and stuff like that. So, there are a lot of issues, including not on the same page with traditional rulers of Igbo extraction in Lagos State.

What was his response when you informed him that the Igbo had chosen you as their leader?

He didn’t accept. That was why he started fighting me.

Did he tell you why he kicked against it?

He said he was a senior member of the party, that he had been with the party for over 20 years and I joined the party three or four years ago. He said I should queue behind him and work with him.

Do you think that was a justifiable reason?

No, it is not a factor at all. The matter is still not fully settled. But I am a loyal party man. My people are also exploring other ways to reach the hierarchy of the party and ensure that the right thing is done. For me, what matters most is that it is an ethnic group that decides its own leadership and pushes it to the government to accept, not the other way round.

Is it true he reported you to the leadership of the party?

Yes, I think so. But what the leadership of the party did was to calm us down and plead with us to work together in the interest of our people.

One of the grievances of the Igbo in Lagos State is that many of them have not benefited from the APC-led state government. What have you and Igbokwe done to address this?

I came to serve as the only Igbo man in the Lagos State House of Assembly. I try as much as possible to balance what I do by carrying the Igbo and my constituency along. Igbo is a factor as far as I am concerned. I also help in resolving any problem they have with Lagos State Government. I cannot deny where I am coming from. But my appeal to them is to join our party. I don’t want them to play opposition as if they are anti-APC. I know they are not anti-APC, but they are in a situation that they need someone to talk to them, appeal to their conscience and let them understand that joining the APC could be the best thing that could happen to all of us here because this state is where we live and have our properties. It is the government that can protect us better than any other party. That is what we have been working together to achieve, and I think they are listening to me and with time, I think we will get it right.

But I think the major factor is that there has not been a drive, which is something I was doing and will still continue to do – a drive of meeting Igbo people wherever they are and talking to them. After all, politics has to do with interest, no permanent enemy, no permanent friend. Even the Peoples Democratic Party which they (Igbo) say they love, what better things has it done for them? Today, you talk about the Second Niger Bridge. The Second Niger Bridge is being done by the APC. When (former president Goodluck) Jonathan was there, with due respect to him, it was just stories we heard. Based on where the Igbo man is coming from, he loves the PDP but the issue is that it is not their party. In Lagos State, as far as I am concerned, it will be difficult for any other party to win in the state except the APC. That is how it is. So, they need a brother, somebody like me, who is from their place that understands and will use their language to talk to them and appeal to them that the more you work for the APC in Lagos State, the better for all of us and their businesses. That is a decision I have taken and will continue to take, irrespective of anything.

You said you decided to allow Igbokwe to be the Igbo APC leader in Lagos. Have you informed those you said made you their leader?

No, the issue is that the party has appealed to us. He is not the only leader. Both of us are leaders. It’s just that I am supporting him. We are working together. However, most of those in my own group are not happy with the development.

What is the name of the group that made you its leader?

The Igbo community in Lagos State and the Ezes. They are not happy. They are also trying to tell the party their position and how we can work in tandem for the interest of the Igbo. For me, he (Igbokwe) is my elder brother. I don’t have a problem with that, but we must work together in the interest of Ndigbo in Lagos State.

How best can you two work together?

The best way to do that is to respect each other. If I have an idea, I will pass it to him and I believe that we will come together and agree on anything we want to do. Mutually, we are leaders and Igbo. We must agree before things are done. I think communication is key for us to work together in the interest of our people.

PUNCH

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by Kriss216: 10:03am On Sep 13
We dash Joe Yorubakwe to the Yorubas

We dash Rochas to the Fulanis


Any tribe interested in OUK should indicate. We're Igbos, we're benevolent in nature.

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by Jafar1: 10:03am On Sep 13
He once denied ibeing an igbo.

For this country like this, everybody dey vex grin

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by Jafar1: 10:04am On Sep 13
Yawns!!

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by thesicilian: 10:06am On Sep 13
I don't see Igbokwe himself begging the Igbos to accept him. Simple interview you should use to showcase your self and your agenda for your people, you turned it into a diss for someone else who is busy living his own life.

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by izzou(m): 10:08am On Sep 13
grin

The man is actually right

Joe shouldn't have made that statement then. How can you say you're not Igbo? Those kind of statements can ruin him politically

What Joe forgot was that when the APC needs to reach out to the Easterners, they cannot pick Joe for the job.

They'll rather lobby someone outside the party to join.

Joe no use sense that time

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by GarangDeMabior: 10:08am On Sep 13
Joe Igbokwe is an Igbo man pls.

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by Blackking98(m): 10:08am On Sep 13
Kriss216:
We dash Joe Yorubakwe to the Yorubas

We dash Rochas to the Fulanis


Any tribe interested in OUK should indicate. We're Igbos, we're benevolent in nature.
I will contact the hausa or kanuri on adopting OUK,how much will u pay me as agent fee? grin

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by chibuzorAbia: 10:27am On Sep 13
Igbo traditional ruler?

What is this idiot smoking?

Ezes are below Baale,


This one Nigeria is becoming a recipe for major humanitarian disaster!!!

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by Beremx(f): 10:32am On Sep 13
Joe Igbokwe
Joe Yorubakwe
Joe Hausakwe
Joe Fulanikwe


Abeg I no fit laugh grin grin grin

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by DerideGull(m): 10:42am On Sep 13
Blackking98:

I will contact the hausa or kanuri on adopting OUK,how much will u pay me as agent fee? grin

Name your price!!

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by Prosperchuks1344(m): 10:56am On Sep 13
chibuzorAbia:
Igbo traditional ruler?

What is this idiot smoking?

Ezes are below Baale,


This one Nigeria is becoming a recipe for major humanitarian disaster!!!

onye iberibe who told you that?

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by LaboPolitics: 11:23am On Sep 13
Joe Ibokwe is an efulefu idiot, he wants to lead the same Ndigbo that he always enjoy insulting to the benefit of his greedy stomach. He must be a joker.

Idimogu can travel to his hometown anyday and will be welcomed enmass even as an APC member. Joe Ibokwe on the other hand sneaks into Nnewi with night bus, and leaves in the wee hours of the morning because his greedy stomach ensured that the nerve endings in his mouth got disconnected from his brain. Always talking like a drunkard.

He destroyed himself and have not even reaped a fraction of the product of his political harakiri. grin

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by LaboPolitics: 11:25am On Sep 13
izzou:
grin

The man is actually right

Joe shouldn't have made that statement then. How can you say you're not Igbo? Those kind of statements can ruin him politically

What Joe forgot was that when the APC needs to reach out to the Easterners, they cannot pick Joe for the job.

They'll rather lobby someone outside the party to join.

Joe no use sense that time

The useless ibokwe was just a dispensable tissue paper. A lagos gutter cleaner can't be the leader of Ndigbo.

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by Charleys: 12:19pm On Sep 13
chibuzorAbia:
Igbo traditional ruler?

What is this idiot smoking?

Ezes are below Baale,


This one Nigeria is becoming a recipe for major humanitarian disaster!!!

Do the yorubas and hausas respect the baale's?
This is just a question.

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by BIGGESThead6: 12:28pm On Sep 13
Joe Igbokwe will rule over Biafra as it's first President.

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 1:53pm On Sep 13
Joe is now a Yelobam moozelem. We don't recognize him in Igbo land.

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by Ogaemmii: 1:53pm On Sep 13
This is strong
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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by Madibah(m): 1:54pm On Sep 13
Oyedepo is the cause of this
Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by sylve11: 1:55pm On Sep 13
Okay o cool
Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by Commonsense99: 1:55pm On Sep 13
cheesy
I actually under estimated Mr Joe igbokwe's id1ocy.
After all he said and did against igbos, knowing igbos for who they are, that they don't forget easily, he still had the temerity to indicate interest to represent the same Ndi igbo at any capacity.
The New Yam festivals are by the corner maybe they should give him an invite to show him how they feel about him. grin

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by omooba969(m): 1:55pm On Sep 13
Joe Igbokwe is a true son of the soil - no shaking! grin

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by mcmbonu: 1:56pm On Sep 13
Loll
Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by Promoter2: 1:56pm On Sep 13
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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by PureGoldh(m): 1:56pm On Sep 13
Somethings are better left unsaid.
Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by lilkech(m): 1:56pm On Sep 13
The way eastern igbos be looking at Joe Yorubakwe ... angry

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by Racoon(m): 1:57pm On Sep 13
Joe Igbokwe is an outcast.

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by Abalado(f): 1:58pm On Sep 13
When his busy licking his Afonja leader ass and the aboki ass too,,mumu

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by Charly68: 1:58pm On Sep 13
The man has been in politics for long in that end,it will be difficult to upstage him going by the political style of south west group..they value loyalty than money

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Re: Idimogu: Lagos Ndigbo Rejected Igbokwe Because He Didn’t Identify With Them by Olukat(m): 1:58pm On Sep 13
Is 'Joeboy' done with the gutters? grin
No true Igbo man will be on the path Joe and the 'palm wine lady' has chosen for themselves sad

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