Ifeanyi Ubah, senator representing Anambra south, says 80 percent of Igbos got their wealth from President Bola Tinubu’s legacy in Lagos state.
Lagos is Nigeria’s commercial hub and Tinubu governed the city between 1999 and 2007.
Speaking after he was formally received into the fold of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday in Abuja, Ubah said Tinubu has the capacity to govern Nigeria.
“I want to be sincere, it has always been difficult for the Igbo people to key into the national party because of our sentiments and emotions,” he said.
“Since our president has emerged and I put that challenge to each Igbo man today in Nigeria, 70 percent – 80 percent of them derive their wealth from the legacy that the president has left in Lagos.
“Our president is the politician that understands how it pains and how to console everybody. He has that capacity.
“One of the important things for me to tell our people is the appointment of Engr. Dave Umahi as the Minister of Works for the very first time, irrespective of our very low turnout of votes to him.”
Ubah said he joined APC because he wanted the south-east to align with Tinubu’s administration.