Ihedioha Apologizes and Clarifies His “Saboteur” Remark About Obi Supporters
Emeka Ihedioha, a former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, has clarified a remark in which he is said to have referred to Peter Obi’s followers as saboteurs. He expressed regret for the situation as well.
He came under fire over a remark he allegedly made during an Igbo community’s new yam ceremony in Accra, Ghana, in which he allegedly called Obi’s supporters saboteurs.
However, the former governor of Imo State claimed in a statement on Friday that because he is friends with the Anambra-born politician, he was unable to make the comment.
“It can’t be me, that. It is not in keeping with who I am and is far from the reality. I even support disagreement among members of my personal nuclear family, Ihedioha stated on Sunrise Daily on Channels Television.
The PDP chieftain, however, apologised to those who may have been hurt by his statement, maintaining that he respects people’s choices, especially in politics.
“So, to all those – millions of Nigerians particularly of southeast extraction – who are hurt by my use of language, I am deeply sorry about it,” he said.
“I do not mean to hurt anybody and they have a right to express their political opinions in any way, form, or shape. I have lots of my friends who belong to other political parties and we still relate.”