Politics is politics, politicians are all the same. There’s no FFK politics nor Abaribe politics and neither Joe Igbokwe party, it is the same game, different players with different skills at different times according to interest. No permanent enemies, friends, or foes in politics, only permanent vested interests. People who have different political views might change and become friends.
That is how the game of politics is played around the world. Since the days of the Bible, the prodigal son has always been received back with celebration. While accepting prodigal sons back into the fold, loyal sons are also accommodated. This is the case between Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, representing Abia-South Senatorial District of Abia State and the Senior Special Assistant on Drainage and Water Resources to Governor Sanwo Olu of Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe when they met at the annual yam festival celebration in Lagos on Saturday and embraced themselves as brothers from the same region despite having different political views.
If you have followed Igbokwe for a while, you will agree with me that he has been one of the Igbo politicians that have been against the activities of the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the southeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria. He has condemned their activities and was even threatened by the group for openly being vocal against their activities. Igbokwe at a point had media altercations with Senator Abaribe for showing his support for the group.
Although, Abaribe's political history is not far from the All Progressives Congress party (APC). Abaribe was impeached as a deputy governor and later joined ANPP to contest the governorship in 2003 and lost. By the way, Buhari was the ANPP national leader then. The same Buhari that he usually has different political views on, at every sight of a camera today. He went back to the PDP thereafter to run for the Senate in 2007. Therefore, nobody should create a permanent enemy because of politics in Nigeria.
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