Bola Tinubu Says He’ll Protect Igbo Businesses, Make South-East Taiwan Of Africa
Tinubu stated at the APC presidential campaign rally in Ebonyi.
He also said he would not tolerate any form of discrimination against the Igbo people.
“I believe in the entrepreneurial spirit of the Igbo. I encouraged a lot of Igbo businesses and investments in Lagos and will even do more if I become president,” he said.
“If elected, there will be no discrimination. Igbo interests will be respected and protected. I will also encourage policies to aid commerce and support south-east states to reach their full potential.
“I will engage the leaders of the southeast in a heart-to-heart discussion on all issues agitating their minds. If elected, I will address all issues and policies that tend to hinder their commerce and enterprise.
“I will work with businessmen and women and encourage them to make the southeast the Taiwan of Africa.”
Responding, host governor, Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state, said people of the state should follow Tinubu because he “knows the road”.
“He has shown that he loves and trusts Igbo and our people,” Umahi said.
“He has been here since yesterday. He slept here in Abakaliki and ate our food. Only a man who loves you eats your food.”
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Thursday, disqualified the state’s All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Tonye Cole.
The disqualification of Cole was based on a dual citizenship suit pressed against him.