Chidi Wihioka, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has stated that Ikwerre people in Rivers state are not Igbo.
Speaking at an event held in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state on Sunday, the former member of the House of Representatives accused the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, of attempting to change the history of Ikwerre people because of his presidential ambition.
According to him, Amaechi has been telling Nigerians that Ikwerre people are Igbos because he wants to become president.
While stating that Ikwerre people are not Igbo, Wihioka, who is a loyalist of Magnus Abe, noted that they have their own history and culture.
“This is a man that wants to turn the history of Ikwerre land and said Ikwerre is Igbo. We are ashamed of him. Ikwerre can never be Igbo.
“We have our history and we have our record. You cannot rewrite our record because you want to be president. If you want to be something your brothers and sisters would know. As far as we are concerned, we have not given any approval to whoever that is talking about him.”
Note that Amaechi has not declared any interest to run for the presidential election in 2023.
CREDIT: Daily Post