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Igbos in Lagos disagree on politicians’ endorsement

  Controversy has continued to trail the endorsement of politicians by Igbo leaders in Lagos State, as a faction has called on security agencies to…

 

Controversy has continued to trail the endorsement of politicians by Igbo

leaders in Lagos State, as a faction has called on security agencies

to investigate the said Igbo leaders’ activities with a view to checking

them.

In a statement signed by the Co-ordinator of Igbo Leaders in Lagos, Chief

Nwike Ezeachi, the group said that “a number of discredited Igbo men whose

criminal records are well known have been masquerading as leaders with

different appellations.”

It said these set of people use the ongoing electioneering campaign to

embark on extortion, using the umbrella of Igbo leaders as a platform to

achieve their peculiarly interest.

The statement read in part; “These unscrupulous elements have been

extorting huge sums of money from politicians in the state desperate to

win elections. Unfortunately, these politicians do not know their criminal

records. We are particularly concerned with one of them (name withheld)

who claims to be a leader in the Ikeja area of the state.

“This crook that was said to be at large is the same red cap chief

parading himself today in Ikeja as a leader and he even had the effrontery

to openly publicize that he and his non-existent members have declared

support for top politicians in on of the major political parties.

“We are, therefore, using this opportunity to not only call on security

agents especially operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes

Commission (EFCC) to take immediate steps to arrest this suspect but to

advise these politicians clamouring for his support to beware of dealing

with members of a criminal and vicious gang that claim to be Igbo leaders

in Lagos State,” Ezeachi stated.

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