Yoruba-Igbo Man Anthony Chinasa-Abiola Wins Seat In Abia House Of Assembly
In a significant display of unity and the importance of competence over tribal considerations, Anthony Chinasa-Abiola, a Yoruba man, has won the election to represent Umuahia Central Constituency at the Abia State House of Assembly. Abiola, who contested under the Labour Party, has been widely praised for promoting unity among diverse Nigerian communities.
Questions had been raised about the Abiola name in relation to his candidacy, but Abiola himself dismissed these concerns. He clarified that the name was a nickname and that he is, in fact, a full-blooded Igbo man. His father is Yoruba, while his mother is Igbo.