Innocent ‘2Baba‘ Idibia has expressed concerns over the alleged discrimination against Idoma people in Benue state politics.
The Tiv in Benue’s northwest and northeast senatorial districts have held onto the seat of the governor since the state was created in 1976.
2Baba, in a post via his Instastory on Monday, waded in on concerns about alleged political marginalisation of the Idoma people in the state.
The musician, who hails from Otukpo, one of the nine LGAs of Benue south senatorial district where the Idomas reside, argued in favour of his ethnic group.
He said keeping the governor’s seat out of the reach of the Idoma was “becoming ridiculous”.
“Abeg I want to know which law is there that says an Idoma man can’t be the governor of Benue. It’s becoming ridiculous,” the singer wrote.
2Baba’s post comes after the Idoma people took to the streets of Makurdi over the weekend to seek the governor’s seat ahead of the 2023 elections.
The Idoma are the second largest group in Benue and occupy 9 LGA’s in total.
This include Ado, Agatu, Apa, Obi, Ohimini, Ogbadibo, Oju, Okpokwu and Otukpo.
Aside from the western parts of Benue, the tribe has settlements in other parts of the country, including Nassarawa, Kogi, Enugu, and the Cross River states.
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