A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, has said that the Igbos were caught in the middle of two feuding camps in the recently concluded Lagos Gubernatorial elections.
According to him, it was a battle between the Obidients and the two other major political parties.
Speaking during an interview with Vanguard, the elder statesman noted that it would be unreasonable to claim that the Igbos were responsible for the fracas that occurred in Lagos.
He said, “It was their strategy to hide the truth. The younger generation including my children who came home to vote said “Daddy, we are tired of your PDP, we are tired of your APC, we are Obidients.” Those were the people that made a difference in the North and South. They said their future is being mortgaged for a pittance.
If you tell us the Igbo did this, then something is wrong with your ability to reason. Why did you start moving polling units to dangerous areas and threatening them with Oro, a traditional festival? What has traditional festival got to do with the will of people to exercise their wishes? Where are we going? This is the 21st century. While I was growing up, any cultural activity wasn’t done in broad daylight. It is so fetish, it is so local and it is so low in the 21st century when people are moving to mars.”