Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has said he is practicing what Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, told him and others during his lifetime
He advised the new leadership of MASSOB to show some respect to the elders of the Igboland who have contributed immensely to the well being of the South East region.
Ngige had advised the Igbo nation against placing all their political eggs in one basket.
A statement on Sunday by his Special Assistant on Media, Nwachukwu Obidiwe, Ngige described Ojukwu as a consummate Igbo leader who would not disparage the Igbo or work against their interest.
He said with his sterling pedigree as former President General of Aka Ikenga, for eight years, member of Ohaneze Strategic committee and member, Imeobi Ohaneze, Ngige advised the people to rise above the prevailing self pity and awaken the spirit for which Igbos are know and quickly strategize as other geo political zones are known and are currently doing.
The aide recalled how Ngige has put himself in the same position “ our leader, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu took in 1982 when he left the Ogbo dominated NPP to join the NPN”
“Ikemba reasoned that while Igbos give support to Zik’s NPP, there was also the wisdom in spreading our political net to the waters of the ruling party. Ikemba did so to ensure that Ndigbo was not all boxed into a regional party or enclave which can disconnect or limit their participation in the nation’s apex political conclave” the statement said.