Reactions are trailing the jab minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi threw at the senator representing Abia South, Enyinnaya Abaribe.
Amaechi in an interview while reacting over Abaribe’s criticism of the Ruling All Progressives Congress stated that he is more Igbo than the Senator.
He said, “The criticisms of the opposition did not influence our decision to extend the rail line to the Eastern corridor. Sen. Abaribe is not more Igbo than I am. My surname is Amaechi, but no Igbo man can tell you the meaning of Abaribe.”
Twitter users are already delivering judgement on who is more Igbo between the two politicians.
See tweets below:
Abaribe means "wealth of the kindred."
Abara – wealth/glory
Ibe – kindred
Leave people who don't go to their villages to be saying nonsense.
Now, let the 'pure Igbo man' tell me what Rotimi means (in Igbo) in his name.
— Big CH (@RealDimgba) March 13, 2021
Rotimi Amaechi is trying to score cheap points 🤣🤣🤣, you are asking the meaning Abaribe why didn’t you ask the meaning of Enyinnaya? Or isn’t that part of his name?
— Chikwadom (@Esiaga) March 13, 2021
Rotimi Amaechi from Rivers State, Sen. Abaribe is from Abia State, but the Minister is claiming to be more Igbo than the Senator.
It sounds like someone from Kogi State claiming to be more Yoruba than a person from Osun State. pic.twitter.com/R2yJtkkI6b
— Sobayo_AJQ (@Sobayo_AJQ) March 13, 2021
He sounds as if there's any Igbo that can comfortably say the meaning of Rotimi.
Eyinnaya means, friend of his father. Abaribe means wealthy for his people.
But what matters isn't who is more Igbo than the other, the both are igbo's but who acts like an Igbo more?
— Livingstone (@Livings89162016) March 13, 2021
Amaechi claims to be an Igbo man yet he doesn't know the meaning of Abaribe pic.twitter.com/ln4BBlSltn
— Bolqs (@Bolqs) March 13, 2021
Y'all stop this nonsense. Amaechi is an Ikwerre and Igbo man. Abaribe is an Isuikwuato and Igbo man. I am an Etche and Igbo man. An Igbo man from Abia is not more Igbo than an Igbo man from Rivers. https://t.co/GfGxSIf6ra
— Hechi ⚓ (@HechiUche) March 13, 2021
Garrulous Amaechi has launched a smear campaign against our own Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe,more or less about him being more Igbo than the Senator.
Who will tell the Clown of Ubima that signaling as an Igbo man, which no one has denied him, doesn't make him less an empty barrel.
— theonly1acre (@theonly1acre) March 13, 2021
— Earl Jude Edoga ➐ (@JudeEdoga) March 13, 2021
Which of this name sound like an Igbo name?
— D A L I N B L O G (@Dalinblog) March 13, 2021