Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour said at the weekend that he is following the late Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu’s footsteps. Chief Ngige said his advice in 2015 that the Igbo should not put all their political eggs in one basket was borne out of what he learnt from the late Ojukwu.
Reacting to a statement credited to the leadership of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASOB), Ngige said Ojukwu, in 1982 left the Igbo-dominated Nigerian Peoples Party (NPP) for the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) because of his belief that it was not politically wise to put your eggs in one basket.
“I am only practising what the late leader of Ndigbo, Dim odumegwu Ojukwu, taught us. I wish to put on record that my position is exactly the same position our late leader, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, took in 1982 when he left the Igbo-dominated NPP to join the NPN.”