The lawmaker, representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 2 in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Jude Idimogwu, has called on all Ndigbos to support the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, saying he is full of progressive developmental ideas to lead the country.
Idimogwu said this in his remarks at the 2021 Igbo Day held at Ejigbo Mini Stadium, Lagos, to promote and preserve cultural beliefs of people from the South-Eastern Nigeria.
The lawmaker, who flaunted banners and T-Shirts of Tinubu, said that his prayer for him was to be the next Nigeria president.
He said that Tinubu remained a detribalised Nigerian, adding that he deserved the office having worked for the nation.
Speaking on the celebration of Igbo Day, Idimogwu explained that Igbos residing in Ejigbo LCDA had set aside the day to celebrate themselves and their culture, saying ” Igbos remain one big family that deserves to be recognised and celebrated”.
In his remarks, Chairman of the occasion, Dr Celestine Chukwunenye said that Igbo tribe is rich in culture and traditions which should not be allowed to die.
The Chairman, Ejigbo LCDA, Mr Bello Monsuru , who congratulated the Ndigbos for the maiden edition of the cultural day, said that coming together of all Ndigbos for the celebration showed that Nigeria could still be a better place for all.
He urged all the leaders of Igbo different fora to put aside all selfish and personal interests and elevate the interest of the nation.
According to him, celebrating cultural heritages has a lot of merits and it is a way of diversifying economy through cultural and tourism.
Apart from various cultural displays and launching of 2022 Calendar, the event featured presentation of meritorious awards, special recognition to deserving sons and daughters of Ndigbo.