ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Okwesilieze Nwodo, the former National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Nigeria’s President-elect, Ahmed Tinubu, has started serving Ndigbo “a piece of bread soaked in water”.
Recall that when Tinubu was at Michael Okpara Square for a presidential campaign rally in January, urged the southeasterners to work for his victory and that of the party.
According to Tinubu: “Nobody will give you any credit, you are working hard, you’re sweating now.
“We want you to sweat well now for this party until you deliver victory.
“Until Bola Tinubu becomes the President of Nigeria, we will not give you but a soaked sliced bread.”
Nwodo in an interview with Vanguard on Monday said Tinubu was already serving the Igbo the promised “soaked bread”.
He said it in reaction to the perceived exclusion of Igbo in Tinubu’s 14-man inauguration committee.
Nwodo, a former Governor of Enugu State, stated that any President of Nigeria who is not making conscientious efforts to unite the ethnic groups in Nigeria will fail woefully.
He also condemned the repeated attacks on Igbos in Lagos State, whom he said were being allegedly punished for voting their conscience during the general elections.
Reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari’s apology Nigerians, the elder statesman said the apology was belated and not enough to heal the trauma he caused Nigerians.
Nwodo, who gave a scorecard of 30 per cent to the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government, noted that insecurity, ethnic bigotry and hunger festered across Nigeria during its reign.
President Buhari had apologized to Nigerians, stating that he had done his best and cannot wait to head back home to Daura, in Katsina State.