The Chairman, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Council of Elders and businessman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has said that Yoruba people are political rascals and would be handled.
In a trending video, Iwuanyanwu said nobody has the right to take the life of any innocent Igbo person, saying that anyone who did that would be fought with by the Igbo.
According to him the Igbo are not going to yield to pressure of people asking them to leave because they had invested so much in Nigeria.
Iwuanyanwu said there is no war between the Igbo in Lagos and the Yoruba. He then stated that the Yoruba were just political rascals and would be handled.
The 2023 general elections have further divided Nigerians into ethnicity and hatred as the ember of tribalism is being fanned.
It is rather unfortunate that Iwuanyanwu’s comment is coming at a time Nigerians are calling for healing and forgiveness so that the nation can move forward.
Ibrahim Ademola, a twitter user who shared the video queried: “Are Yorubas ‘Politically Rascal’ to be handled?” He said, to be rascal means that such a tribe is mischievous.
Ibrahim therefore sees it as something that is not too good that Chief Iwuanyanwu who called himself an elder in his region was directing his message to the Yoruba tribe
He advised that this period Nigeria only need peace and irrespective of any tribe or ethnic group, we should just caution ourselves from calling anybody any name.