The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has sparked reactions over a derogatory statement to Igbos during his campaign rally in Enugu State.
Naija News earlier reported that the APC presidential candidate was received at the Enugu International Airport by Governors Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, and other APC chieftains in the South East.
Tinubu was accompanied by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and his Jagawa counterpart, Abubakar Badaru, alongside other APC national leaders.
At the campaign rally held at the Michael Okpara Square, Enugu, Tinubu subtly warned the Igbos that they would continue to be marginalized until he gets their support.
The former governor of Lagos State acknowledged that the Igbos are working hard but urged them to work harder because nobody will give them credit until they deliver victory.
According to Tinubu, the Igbos will get nothing but a slight clap or half-soaked slice of bread until he becomes the president of Nigeria.
Tinubu’s statement sparked reactions as many netizens faulted him.
@un_ugo wrote: “Red flag. Ndi Igbo as u can see,we will wipe APC frm Nigeria”
@Alposkis wrote: “My own is that stupid Imo state Gov behind him laughing. Nah that man is a disgrace yo!”
@AndyEtonye wrote: “This is it….and all our Igbo leaders are there clapping.”
@ai_goal wrote: “Is 2/3rd no longer necessary in order for a winner to emerge in a presidential election? Somebody should pls clear me o. You wanna get something from me &u still dey rubbish me on top? Feb 25th should come kiakia, gotto see how many votes this my tribesman get from SS&SE”
@MethodChuka wrote: “This is a very big insults. Anyway this kind man can never rule Nigeria”
@emmychima22 wrote: “He’s so disappointed and he voiced out,now it is sliced bread. What is wrong with this man bayi”
@chukwuebukaxtia wrote: “This is actually a threat.”
@ezimora_sixtus wrote: “Imagine coming to igboland and insulting members of his party, if this is not see finish I don’t know what else is.”