Southwest Group Fires Iwuanyanwu Over ‘Innocent’ Reaction To Attack on Igbos In Lagos

The Bola Tinubu/Southwest Media Veterans Support Group has criticized Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Head of the Council of Elders of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, for referring to Yoruba as political rascals.

According to news sources, the Ohanaeze chieftain lambasted the rascals for their ethnically tinged speech against the Igbo in Lagos State while addressing at a celebration in Awka, Anambra, to mark Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s one year in office.

He stated that the group would deal with the rogues by forming a commission of inquiry to determine what was destroyed.

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He stated that the Igbos had made significant contributions to the state and that they would not leave, encouraging Igbos in Lagos to remain quiet till the problem was handled.

In a fast response to Iwuanyanwu’s remarks, the organization claimed that they will not go toe-to-toe with the Ohanaeze leader with their response, which would have also disparaged the entire Igbo people.

According to the group, the Igbo leader made offensive, irresponsible, and arrogant statements on purpose.

The group said: “We would have blamed Chief Iwuanyanwu’s outburst on some cheap whiskey taken at the event where he made this negative, utterly annoying remarks. Or perhaps his morbidly obese body constitution could be the culprit as this might be affecting his capacity to think clearly and speak intelligently. But we wager that what happened at the Soludo event was another one of those predetermined, calculated attempts to draw the ire of the Yoruba people in order to create an unstable sociopolitical atmosphere in the polity to achieve their pathological fixation for an Interim government. We’re too discerning to fall for that bait.

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‘The invective of Chief Iwuanyanwu, and by extension, his Ohaneze Ndigbo clan against a people whose only sin is the fact that they are too loving and accommodating for their liking (because they lack these virtues) should be seen within the context of someone having a withdrawal symptom after working himself into a frenzy for so long that his candidate would win the recently concluded presidential election without any empirical and intelligent political permutations to justify his delusion.

“We should therefore brace ourselves for more of this senseless and idiotic vituperation as the inauguration of President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu draws closer.

“We urge our people to resist any attempt to be provoked because their overarching game plan is to create a crisis atmosphere so that our democracy can be truncated. They know that their court case is wooly at best. Let us continue to take the insults and abuses from the likes of Chief Iwuanyanwu and his Igbo travelers while Asiwaju and his team concentrate on an inauguration that will usher in a new dawn of unprecedented accomplishments across the country as he did in Lagos, which gave them the platform for their much-touted and overdramatized investments, towards a more perfect nation.”


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