Ndigbo not cursed, Okorocha replies Bakare

Ndigbo not cursed, Okorocha replies Bakare

 Former Imo Governor Rochas Okorocha has dismissed claims by Pastor Tunde Bakare that Igbo people are under a curse as false.




Okorocha insisted that contrary to Bakare’s notion, the Igbo remain the most blessed and resourceful people in the country.

Speaking when the newly-elected APC National Youth Leader, Mr Dayo Israel, visited him in his Abuja office, Okorocha described Bakare’s comment as unwarranted.

Speaking when the newly-elected APC National Youth Leader, Mr Dayo Israel, visited him in his Abuja office, Okorocha described Bakare’s comment as unwarranted.

The General Overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Bakare, had in a video insisted he needed to break the curse Tafawa Balewa placed on Igbo people before he died so the Igbos can rule like every other tribe in the country.

He said Balewa cursed the Igbo people the day he was killed, stressing that it will be difficult for the South-east to access the presidency like any other Nigerian until the curse is revoked.

However Okorocha stressed the Igbo people have enjoyed a cordial relationship with the Hausa people, noting it was wrong to say that a people who have the best brains around are cursed.

“That’s why when I listened to Pastor Tunde Bakare mention that the Igbo were cursed in the course of preaching, I think that was an overstatement and an unwarranted preaching.

“And I must say categorically that the Igbos are not cursed. They are not cursed and they will never be cursed. If anything, they are wonderful Nigerians, beautiful Nigerians, peace loving Nigerians, who are found in every nook and cranny of this country,” he stated.

The Imo West Senator admitted although the way Igbo people play politics may be faulted, it was inappropriate to say that they are under a curse.


Source: THE NATION

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