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You are a betrayer of the Igbos, Senetor Abaribe tells Gen Ihejireka

The Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District, Eyinnaya Abaribe, has condemned a former Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (retired), for working against the interest of the Igbos.

Senator Abaribe bared his mind when he featured as a guest on Magic FM, a radio station based in Aba, the Abia State capital, on Thursday.

In the interview, Sen. Abaribe, wondered why Gen, Ihejirika could openly campaign for the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) against the interest of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) which made him the first indigenous army chief of eastern Nigerian extraction.

He said his greatest regret was seeing Ihejirika campaign for the APC, a Party, which in his views, has so much disdain for the South-East and the Igbos in general.”

He also noted that the PDP administration had recognized Igbos in the military by making Ihejirika the COAS for the first time and added that his biggest regret in the entire campaign is seeing Gen. Ihejirika coming to campaign for the APC in Aba.

He further noted that People are being kidnapped and killed in all parts of the country including the South-East in places such as Abia and Isiukwuato local government area where Ihejirika hails from without the APC member from these areas coming out to condemn the killings.

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