Days after denying describing supporters of the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi as saboteurs, a former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha has apologised for his insensitive comments.
The chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP was captured in a trending footage describing Igbos who are not supporting the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar as saboteurs who are on the path to death.
The video sparked widespread condemnation with indigenes of Imo State hailing the Supreme Court for removing Ihedioha as governor. They also asked the politician not to bother contesting the 2024 gubernatorial election as his political career has been sealed.
Though he tried denying the context of the video, it only angered his people the more.
Ihedioha is banking on Abubakar winning the presidential election next year to have another shot at the governorship seat in 2024. He faces a stiff challenge in his party against the national secretary, Sam Anyanwu and the incumbent governor, Hope Uzodimma.
Appearing on Channels TV on Friday morning, Ihedioha apologised for using the term which was popularised during the Biafra war on Igbo People not supporting Atiku.
According to him, “What I said had a context… unfortunately it was blown out of proportion. To all those, millions of Nigerians and Igbos, who felt hurt by what I said, I am sorry”