The Igbo’s Will Not Support me if i Decide to Contest For President
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has condemned what he described as the “pull-him-down-syndrome” among the Igbo, saying they never value their own even if he decides to become president
He stated that Igbo alone cannot make or produce a president of Igbo extraction, adding that Igbo need other Nigerians to be able to have a president of Igbo origin who would also see himself as a Nigerian, first and foremost.
Okorocha disclosed this to newsmen on Sunday after a press briefing at the Government House, Owerri.
He said, “The Igbo do not know how to honor their own. They rather like to run down any of their rising leaders. The pull-him-down syndrome is high in Igbo land. And it is very unfortunate.
If i decide to contest for the post of the president today, , I will not suffer pull-him-down from the North or from the South West or South-South, it is only in Igbo land that I will suffer it.
“And they engage in this pull-him-down practice without knowing the overall implications on the Igbo. So, it will be out of place for an Igbo presidential aspirant at any given period to think that the Igbo will make him president because Igbo do not value their own.
“They don’t value what they have, while they value outsiders. It is in their character. It is in their nature.”
“Read the newspapers and go to the social media, all the insults and attacks you get are all from the Igbo.
“They go to any length to run you down without caring about your good intentions and all the efforts being made to see that things work out fine for the people of the area.
“It is a problem. It didn’t start today. Go down memory lane and you’ll discover that the pull-him-down syndrome in Igboland didn’t start today.”