POLITICAL SHOCKER: I Am Not An Igboman, Says Joe Igbokwe.

Joe Igbokwe.

The State Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Lagos Chapter, Chief Joe Igbokwe has finally denounced his ancestral ethnic group, describing himself as a Nigerian and not belonging to any ethnic group.


Joe Igbokwe made this assertion yesterday on the floor of the House of Assembly during his screening as one of the Commissioner nominees of the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Describing a few individuals as ethnic bigots, he says that Lagos has taken the lead and is more open to other ethnic groups by giving them political appointments, saying that, “I’m proudly Nigerian; I don’t know about east, west, north or south. I have been in Lagos since 1985. My children were born here. It’s high time we started building this country.

“I get angry when people mention ethnicity. A young Nigerian lady was just made a minister in Britain. If I become the president of this country, nobody is going to fill form and put his state of origin. That’s the first thing I will do. It is when you take people for who they are that is when they will release their energy for the good of the country. One day, Nigerians will say, we are all Nigerians.