By Oziegbe Okoeki and Gold Apoeso
The one Igbo lawmaker on the Lagos State Home of Meeting, Hon. Jude Idimogwu, on Thursday emerged the Lagos Apex Chief of Igbos within the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Idimogwu, who’s the Chairman Home Committee On Wealth Creation, was unanimously endorsed by all of the Eze Ndigbos within the state on the state Secretariat in Surulere, Lagos.
The lawmaker who’s representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency II whereas talking with journalists after the endorsement, defined that the Ohanezes felt Igbos had been marginalized by some individuals who claimed to be leaders of Igbos within the state.
Including that “the Ohanezes have considered and screened me and so they see that I’m somebody who has the curiosity of the Igbos in Lagos State at coronary heart. The reality is I’ve not been pleased with the Igbos efficiency in APC in Lagos State particularly throughout election.
“Each success of a celebration lies within the management. I do know fairly effectively that the place is for me. Now, I’m able to take the bull by the horn. Most Igbos are inclined to vote towards our get together as a result of the management don’t attain them on time.
“And my individuals are very proud people who find themselves self dependent and can’t be lured or bribed. Now’s the time to win them over by giving them cause why they need to help the get together and never wait until election is shut earlier than we go to them and win them over”, stated Idimogwu
The lawmaker careworn that, “now that I’ve emerged because the Ndigbo chief I’m explicit about sacrifice as a result of that’s what management is all about. I’m able to sacrifice for my folks and I’m right here to guard their proper.
“I additionally need them to know that nothing goes for nothing. They need to obey the legal guidelines of the land as a result of we’re strangers within the land and we don’t argue with the actual fact. We additionally should thank our in-law the Yoruba who’re very accommodating.
“You may’t be progressing in a State and never help the ruling get together. I’ve their curiosity in thoughts, their welfare and concern is what I’ve to intrude with the federal government and in addition they need to anticipate one thing from the federal government as effectively.
“For this reason you want leaders which are accountable and open minded, who put you first earlier than another factor. If I depart the State at the moment I’ll return to the Japanese State that’s the extra cause why I ought to ensure they’re protected”