Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has mocked Igbos for engaging Nigeria in the 1966 civil war.
Okorocha, while calling on Igbos to ensure that they cast their votes wisely in the coming presidential elections, said they (Ndigbo) went into civil war without knowing what they were going into.
According to NAN, Okorocha said this while addressing a press conference at the Government House, Owerri on Tuesday, where he described the ongoing politics as a “war in a different dimension.”
He said that Igbos would fail woefully if they do not vote wisely, noting that the choices they made in the past did not favour them.
According to him, Igbos will enter into another era of political captivity if they fail to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari.
While calling for votes for the All Progressives Congress (APC), the governor also urged voters not to look for instant gratification but focus in the future.
He maintained that voting for any other candidate would only serve to ensure a “systematic colonisation of the Igbo and he vowed to resist it.
“There is a new political battle in Nigeria, similar to the civil war when Igbo went to war without knowing what they were going into.
“The same war is coming but in a different dimension and it requires intelligence; if the Igbo people do not behave well this time, they will suffer politically,” Okorocha said.
The governor explained that his desire to become a senator was to represent the interests of Imo people in particular and Igbo as a whole and also remain politically relevant.
He said that he regretted that some members of the National Assembly representing the zone were more interested in personal enrichment and promised to change the trend if elected.