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Igbo Community In Abuja Give FCT Minister 7 Days To Apologies Over Derogatory Ethnic Statement

The Chairman, Igbo Community Assembly, Apo in Abuja, Ositadinma Patrick Nwoye, has asked the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike, to apologize over alleged derogatory comments he made against the Igbos during the demolition of a housing estate belonging to Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu.

The group gave Wike a seven-day ultimatum to issue a public apology to the Igbos or face the wrath of all Igbos and the gods of Igbo land.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, Nwoye pointed out that Wike allegedly said ‘Why should an Igbo man be given such massive land there?’ and that he has dealt with Igbos in Port Harcourt, that he will do the same here in Abuja.

He stressed that such negative comments were not in the best interest of the country where there is an urgent need for peace and unity.

“It has come to our notice about the alleged derogatory statement of Hon. Minister of Federal Capital Territory Nyesom Ezenwo Wike when he went to demolish the property of one of our illustrious sons in person of Hon. Evangelist Prince Nicholas Chukwujekwu Ukachukwu.“Such a derogatory statement is totally uncalled for and should not be swept under the carpet. Because we the Igbos are not commoners in this country Nigeria and the world at large. Which is why we have to address this world Press Conference to keep the records straight.

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“Wike should apologies to the Igbos for using the alleged derogatory language.

“That ‘why should an Igbo man be given such massive land here?’ and that he has dealt with Igbos in Port Harcourt that he will do the same here in Abuja.

“We want to remind him that Abuja is not Port Harcourt,” Nwoye said.

Nwoye said that there was a court order stopping the demolition which the FCT Minister had violated.

“We also want to ask Nyesom Ezenwo Wike other fundamental questions on the said Asokoro land matter.

“Question No. 1. Was there a court order restraining the demolition? Question No. 2 If there was, why was it not obeyed?”

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Nwoye presented copies of ministerial approvals for the Asokoro Estate as well as copies of the court order preventing the demolition of the estate.

“He told Nigerians that their was no ministerial approval for the said Asokoro land but with me here is a copy of the ministerial approval.

“He (Wike) is lying. We also have copies of the court orders. We also have copies of proof of service to show that he was duly served.”

The group described Wike’s action as mere intimidation, hatred and envy for the Igbos and called on President Bola Tinubu to call the minister to order.

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