Imo west senator, Rochas Okorocha, has fired back at the General Overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, for saying Igbos cannot rule Nigeria, because they are under a curse.
Okorocha, a former Governor of Imo State, said that Igbos are an asset to Nigeria and that they are not the problem of the country.
The lawmaker stated this on Tuesday at his Unity House Campaign office in Abuja, when he was visited by the National Youth Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Dayo Israel.
In a viral video, pastor Bakare stated: “Why should anyone in this country say the Igbo man cannot be president of Nigeria? I was at Imo State and I told them the reason why the Igbo cannot rule Nigeria and I want to remove the curse today.”
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Reacting to the cleric’s comments, Okorocha said: “When I listened to Bakare mention that the Igbos are cursed in the cause of his preaching, I think that is an overstatement and unwarranted preaching.
“I must state here categorically that Igbos are not cursed and they will never be cursed.”
He admitted that although Igbos may not be good politicians, they “are a great asset to this country. They are not the problem”.