‘Defecting Igbo Politicians Should Learn From Buhari’ – Peter Okala

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The Chairman of National Conscience Party in Anambra, Mr. Peter Okala, today, Tuesday said some Igbo politicians lack political consistency and ideology.

Okola lamented such politicians to learn from President Muhammadu Buhari who remained in the opposition despite the odds.

Okala, who spoke in reaction to the recent defection of some leading politicians in the South-East to the All Progressives Congress(APC), told the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu that the action was condemnable.

Former President of the Senate, Chief Ken Nnamani, former governor of old Anambra State, Chief Jim Nwobodo, and some other politicians in Enugu State have all defected to the APC.

Okala said, “I do not know why our people are usually gullible.

“By now, the South-East people should have developed a political platform for negotiation and projection to the highest political position in the land.

“Why can’t they learn from the political consistency and strong-will of President Muhammadu Buhari, who weathered all storms and stayed in the opposition and vied for presidential elections continuously for over four times.

“Why is the Igbo man running away from building a formidable political structure as the Yoruba have continued to do all these years?’’

Okala criticised Igbo politicians for trailing behind and seeking crumbs that fell from the table.

“We should be the ones dishing the food to others eating at the table,’’ he said.

Okala, who contested the governorship election in the state in 2003 on the NCP platform, added, “No good is coming out of the defection of these heavyweights to Igbo land since they are not carrying the people along’’.

According to him, the defection shows that the defectors do not have any programme for the people and are only interested in what they can get for themselves in the ruling party’s political arrangement.

The Chairman of National Conscience Party in Anambra, Mr. Peter Okala, today, Tuesday said some Igbo politicians of lacked political consistency and ideology.

Okola lamented the failure of such politicians to learn from President Muhammadu Buhari who remained in the opposition despite the odds.

Okala, who spoke in reaction to the recent defection of some leading politicians in the South-East to the All Progressives Congress(APC), told the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu that the action was condemnable.

Former President of the Senate, Chief Ken Nnamani, former governor of old Anambra State, Chief Jim Nwobodo, and some other politicians in Enugu State have all defected to the APC.

Okala said, “I do not know why our people are usually gullible.

“By now, the South-East people should have developed a political platform for negotiation and projection to the highest political position in the land.

“Why can’t they learn from the political consistency and strong-will of President Muhammadu Buhari, who weathered all storms and stayed in the opposition and vied for presidential elections continuously for over four times.

“Why is the Igbo man running away from building a formidable political structure as the Yoruba have continued to do all these years?’’

Okala criticised Igbo politicians for trailing behind and seeking crumbs that fell from the table.

“We should be the ones dishing the food to others eating at the table,’’ he said.

Okala, who contested the governorship election in the state in 2003 on the NCP platform, added, “No good is coming out of the defection of these heavyweights to Igbo land since they are not carrying the people along’’.

According to him, the defection shows that the defectors do not have any programme for the people and are only interested in what they can get for themselves in the ruling party’s political arrangement.

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