Stop Stupid Rantings ,If You Are Truly An Igbo Leader, Take A Walk With Me In Igbo land , Let’s See Who The Igbos Will Stone To Death
— Eze Uche Dimgba Challenges Engr. Joe Igbokwe
Posted By Town Crier News Nigeria
Published By Fitness Network Communications
The Igbo political gladiators in Lagos state are back to the trenches, this time around, there is a brewing crisis amongst Igbo political leaders in the All Progressive Congress,APC in Lagos.
The crisis, it was learnt is occasioned by Leadership Tussle of a political group known as ‘Ndigbo In APC’, between Former Senior Special Adviser on Drainage and Environment,SSA to Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu, Engineer Joe Igbokwe and Eze Uche Dimgba popularly known as Okpotemba.
Igbokwe had in a publication called Dimgba names, saying, “This is the face of serial traitor, betrayer, serial liar, an unsteady character, without honour, without soul , without grace, without dignity and without life”.
” Mr Uche Dimgba became a dictator, harassing, intimidating, frustrating members. Money and material things meant for our teeming followers were mismanaged with impunity and arrogance”.
Continuing, Igbokwe alleged that”few weeks to the national elections Uche Dimgba tried to introduce me to a particular man he called Festus who came from Abuja and claimed he is on a mission in Lagos to deliver Igbo votes to APC. I said how? How can he do this? Where is he coming? Does he understand the dynamics of Lagos politics? I asked Mr Uche Dimgba lots and lots of questions which he could not answer. I ran away with the thinking that this sounded like a 419 stuff. In our many phone conversations I reminded Dimgba that we have spent millions, time and energy to build Ndigbo in APC Lagos and now you are introducing someone we do not know his background, his character, his pedigree few weeks to the elections proper.It became a long argument. I was shocked when the Abuja man, Festus started getting attention in Lagos leadership. I was totally devastated, humiliated and frustrated. I managed myself because I know what is at stake. When the long throat , greedy and our uncoordinated coordinator noticed that the Abuja man was getting too much attention from Lagos to the detriment of Ndigbo in APC Lagos, he left Ndigbo in APC Lagos to join the group”, Igbokwe alleged.
Countering the allegations,Dimgba Delivered a hot verbal blow in response to Igbokwe’s earlier attacks and said to him, “You Are A Drowning psychopathic Pathological Liar “.
As the fire works rages, following the leadership crisis that engulfed the hitherto strong unified political forum, Eze Dimgba, who is also an Igbo traditional Royal Father in Ikeja and former coordinator of Ndigbo In APC, while counseling Joe Igbokwe, lambasted him , saying , “You Are Shameless, Your Time Has Passed And Igbos Are Wiser Now, Stop Running From Pillar To Post For Appointment”.
It would be recalled that the Former Coordinator of the group, Eze Dimgba, popularly known as Okpotemba, had shortly before the last general elections , was said to have left the former group with the majority of the members, over some unresolved issues and formed Ndigbo In APC Authentic, thereby taken away the hitherto allegiance that Joe Igbokwe was freely enjoying as their former Apex leader.
It was gathered that Unable to stomach the exodus of Eze Dimgba with majority of Ndigbo In APC former members and the obvious erosion of leadership power from him, Joe Igbokwe was said to have circulated some negative allegations against Eze Dimgba in some platforms, which he followed up with a disclaimer rubbishing the integrity of Dimgba over Ndigbo In APC Authentic support letter for Senator Orji Uzo Kalu, dispatched to the National Assembly leadership during the campaign for NASS Senate presidency.
Following what they called Igbokwe’s provocative publications ,which Eze Dimgbas’ group saw as not only a campaign of calumny but as the last straw that broke the Camel’s back, Ndigbo In APC Authentic therefore at a recent press conference on June 16, 2023, formally rejected and sacked Igbokwe as Igbo Apex leader, labeling him a serial blackmailer.
They went a step further to pledge loyalty to the party and notified APC leadership in Lagos and the state government, urging them to cease recognizing Joe Igbokwe as Igbo Apex leader.
They also blamed Igbokwe for the party’s electoral woes in all Igbo dominated areas, including Coker Aguda areas which is Igbokwe’s polling Unit, due to his greed, selfishness, Lack of leadership qualities and what they called”Me-Only-ism” politics.
According to Dimgba, “the publicity generated by his sack as Apex leader, didn’t go down well on him, hence Igbokwe started his usual lies and negative publications, propaganda and false Narratives in the social media and Daily Telegraph Newspaper, using one of his stooge, known as Chris Ekwilo”.
Replying Igbokwe further, Eze Dimgba Stated thus : ” the serial blackmailer have started again to do what he is known for; calling me a betrayer and saying all manners of nonsense about my personality”.
Putting the Records straight, Dimgba said that he “was made a Chief in 1985 in my community in recognition of outstanding contributions to growth and development of my people when Joe Igbokwe was still selling mama-put at Nnobi Street, Surulere with his senior brother. I am not his level.He claims to be an engineer but we cannot see any quality of an educated person or quality of an engineer in him in all ramifications”.
Challenging Igbokwe to present himself for Certificate verification, Dimgba Stated, “Check me out: go to Lagos State University, LASU, faculty of management sciences, department of industrial Relations and personnel management,you will ascertain my qualification. Then, we shall establish who is the illiterate between us”.
Speaking to Journalists earlier today, Friday, June 23rd , 2023, Dimgba mocked Igbokwe saying these : ” Because of your lack of performance and not being able to mobilize Ndigbo for the party; the government of Lagos State has always seen you with the same old faces you have paraded during your so called press conference. Amongst the few people you hired and promised them the usual one-one thousand naira, tell me anyone among those you paraded that is reasonable there and who have the ability to talk to Ndigbo? None of them! ”
“For insulting Chief Festus Uchenna, who Iam sure will reply you soon, don’t forget that the governor in his own wisdom not wanting to rely on you-Joe Igbokwe and lose the elections went on his own to bring his trusted friend ,Dr Fetus Uchenna to come and help mobilize all sectors of ndigbo for him”.
” Let those you are deceiving know that We all had a meeting in the presence of the governor and agreed to use the platform to prosecute the elections”.
“Joe igbokwe along the line in disobedience to the governor’s directive pulled out in his normal nature because if he is not on top, NOBODY WILL BE.Then we continued working for the governor and off course for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu”.
“On seeing the progress we had made in the group,He went to Abuja to blackmail Dr Festus Uchenna and the governor, that they were working against Asiwaju. Later he included my name and other of our people who worked very hard to mobilize Ndigbo for the election”.
“We are no longer ready to join issues with this drowning man who is running around looking for appointment as usual. The party and the government of Lagos State know the truth. If the party wants to lose igbo votes
in Lagos, let them continue to use Joe Igbokwe and those jobless people and not blame Ndigbo at last”
“Let them continue wasting their time hiring people and asking them to come in uniform. We have made our statement and the whole world have heard us . Don’t mind what he is writing about me ,the world and Ndigbo know who he is.They all have records of all his social media nonsense against all our past and present leaders. They all know him as a blackmailer . One prominent Igbo man called me yesterday after reading his stupid rantings against me and he challenged him to come out and let’s go for a walk in Igbo land and know who the Igbos will stone to death”.
“He has no shame and Ndigbo have rejected him . A lot of Igbo leaders have been calling me and begging me not to reply him because doing so will amount to bringing myself to his level”.
“He is seeking for appointment while I seek for Igbo interests,respect and cordial relationship with our Yoruba brothers”.
“He is a drowning man and time has passed him.Ndigbo are now wiser.Let those his surrogates continue milking him untill they finish the little money he stole from government”, Dimgba concluded.