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Ndigbo In Lagos APC Affirms Igbokwe As Authentic Apex Leader

A group of Ndigbo in the Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has affirmed Mr Joe Igbokwe, former Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Drainage and Water Resources, as its authentic apex leader.

The affirmation followed a call by another Igbo group at the party on Friday, June 16, asking Igbokwe the step-down.

The group led by Mr Uche Dimgba at a news conference alleged that Igbokwe was incompetent and lacked coordination.

Dimgba said the body needed a more competent leader that could spearhead its political activities to achieve progress in its agenda.

The group said Igbokwe’s inability to mobilize people, especially in the grassroots has hampered them from securing victory and could no longer be overlooked.

In a counter news conference, the state coordinator of the group, Chief Chris Ekwilo, said that Igbokwe remains the Apex leader and the face of Ndigbo in Lagos State politics.

Ekwilo said Igbokwe has done so well in representing Ndigbo in the last cabinet of Governor Sanwo-Olu. He said the people are solidly behind him.

He said, “We wish to draw the attention of the general public and our Party Leadership both at the State and Federal Levels that Mr Uche Dimgba has been removed as the State Coordinator of Ndigbo in APC Lagos State. He went ahead to form what he calls ‘Authentic NDIGBO IN APC Lagos State’.

“We intend to use this medium to alert the public of his mischievous intention to marline our Apex- Leader Engr Joe Igbokwe and ask the general public to disregard anything he does since he is no longer representing Ndigbo in APC Lagos State.

“Mr Uche Dimgba was relieved of his duties as the State Co-ordinator on the 14th of January, 2023 and was replaced by his Deputy, High Chief Chris Ekwilo as the State Coordinator.

“We wish to state herein that High Chief Chris Ekwilo JP is presently the State Co-ordinator of Ndigbo in APC, Lagos State and that any write from this disgraced leader should be disregarded.

“We also intend to state herein that Mr Uche Dimgba was removed from office based on his activities towards the party when we discovered that his Loyalty to the party was in question.”

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