Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, says he is worried that his tribe, Igbo People, are “not getting it right”.
Nnewi-born Igbokwe has been trending. He had posted that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, who lost the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, met with the ruling party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in Paris, France.
Some social media users dismissed Igbokwe’s claim and demanded pictorial evidence.
However, moments after, Igbokwe pulled down the post.
On Friday, the Bola Tinubu Media Office debunked reports that the former Lagos State governor met with Governor Wike in France, last Thursday – meaning Igbokwe’s update was false.
Also, Igbokwe made a comment about him chasing lizards in Aba, Abia State, “but for Lagos”.
That comment and his now-deleted fake news on Tinubu and Wike drew strong criticism from many social media users, especially on Twitter.
Igbokwe, the Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Drainage and Water Resources, often criticises supporters of presidential hopeful, Peter Obi, accusing them of cyberbullying. Many of the supporters of the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate online are Igbo persons and youths.
“I am worried that my tribe is not getting it right,” Igbokwe wrote tersely on his known Facebook page on Friday.
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