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Chief Emma Obi, an industrialist, voiced disapproval over the Federal Government and South East members of the National Assembly’s refusal to speaking up against Asari Dokubo‘s persistent outbursts, hate speech, and derogatory remarks towards Ndigbo .
Obi expressed disappointment that the Federal Government seemed to be applauding anyone who, out of jealousy and envy, insults the Igbo people.
‘It is unfortunate that the Federal Government should all these time keep quiet while a tout and militant who has been deriving joy in insulting the Igbo race will continue in his hate speech against a section of the country.’
‘We know that anybody that insults the Igbo out of petty jealousy and envy is given accolade by the Federal Government by reasons we are yet to be told. It is unfortunate that the Federal Government is always delighted to see someone insulting the Igbo nation.’
‘The noisemaking of Dokubo against the Igbo is being taken lightly by the Federal Government because it’s against Igbo. If it were to be another tribe in Nigeria, government would have taken drastic measures against him.’
‘Also, the way our representatives at the NASS are keeping quiet over the manner Dokubo has been insulting Igbo is quite unbecoming, just as if it does not matter.’
‘This is a wake up call. There is no way Dokubo could have insulted people of other regions and their representatives will not take him up to any level.’
He expressed his dissatisfaction with the situation where lawmakers at the national level from the South East appear to view their ambition as purely serving the interests of their masters instead of their constituents.