The Council of Ndieze Lagos State under the Chairmanship of Eze Christian Uchechukwu Nwachukwu – Igbo 1, today endorsed Hon. Jude Emeka Idumogu (Abundance), Member Lagos State House of Assembly and Chairman House Committee on Wealth Creation and Employment, representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency II as the Apex Leader of all NDIGBO in All Progressive Congress (APC) Lagos State.
After Hon. Jude Emeka Idumogu spoke to them on the need for Ndigbo in Lagos State to reciprocate the friendship of the Yoruba People who had accommodated the Ndigbo politically especially in the past 20 years. He regretted the unwarranted opposition of Ndigbo to the Yoruba ruling progressives in the State, especially during general elections. He had decided to work hard to pay back to the trust and favour bestowed upon him by Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu and the Progressives.
The Council members who spoke their minds and mostly complained that there is an urgent need to reorganise the leadership structure of Ndigbo in APC Lagos State. Eze Chris Offia of Ibeju Lekki elaborated more on the urgent need to get an articulate Igbo Man to lead Ndigbo in APC Lagos State. Also, Eze Guy Okoli of Ajeromi/Ifelodun LGA said he had worked closely with the two immediate past Governors of the state as an active party member but not satisfied with the leaders of Ndigbo and their interest in APC and mentioned the need for urgent reorganization of the leadership. Eze Kingsley Nwosu (White Sand) of Alimosho LGA also specially requested Hon. Jude Emeka Idumogu to assume leadership of NDIGBO in the party if they really want to be more committed to the party.
The President of Ohanaeze Lagos State High Chief Solomon Ogbonna Aguele, who hosted the Council of Ndieze in his office at James Robertson Street in Surulere, spoke on the prevailing need of Ndigbo in Lagos State to appreciate the friendly posture of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governor Sanwo-Olu to the Ndigbo. He said Ndigbo has more to gain from the state. He also promised to work with Hon. Idumogu as he plays the crucial role of the Apex of Ndigbo in APC.
The council therefore closely guided by their Chairman Eze Christian Uchechukwu Nwachukwu – Igbo1 endorsed Hon. Jude Emeka Idumogu as the new Apex Leader of Ndigbo in APC Lagos State, promising to mobilize Ndigbo in all streets in the state for the progress of the party.