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.
|@seye_oyekunle||FAKE NEWS ALERT! Hon. Anthony Chinasa (aka Abiola), who won 1 of the Abia State House of Assembly seats is NOT a Yoruba man as some Obidients are portraying. See the Video of Him Speaking to DEBUNK THE FAKE NEWS. He is an IGBO MAN #SanwoOlu #GRVIsComing #IgbosinLagos Lagos Okota|
|@Ekwulu||Anthony Chinasa Abiola, has been declared winner of Umuahia Central state constituency in Abia state under the @NgLabour His father is Yoruba while his mum is igbo.|
|@Shizzlemajizzle||Chinasa Abiola Contested for a House of Rep Position in Abia State and Won!… Nobody said he had Tainted Blood.. Nobody said we own Abia therefore Abiola should not represent us in Abia. Instead the Igbos supported him because he is COMPETENT.|
|@DavidMOlorogun||I am so happy for Hon. Chinasa Abiola on his HoA victory in Abia Igbos really don’t care about tribe and religion when competence is on the ballot. Our politicians are the problem. May Chinasa Abiola become a breath of fresh air to his constituents|
|@Voiceof_theEast||Hon. Chinasa Abiola has been elected to represent Umuahia Central State Constituency at the Abia State House of Assembly. You can see the people lifting him up in jubilation. We can be better Congratulations Hon. Agreement is Agreement|
|@MaziGomez_||Hon. Chinasa Abiola whose mum is Igbo and Dad Yoruba just won an election in Abia state.|
|@OLUCHI_OGUIKE||Chinasa- Abiola full blooded Yoruba young man contested in Abia &Won Nobody beating/killing but celebration Yoruba APC Shame #INECElectionResult Igbos in Lagos Governorship #GRVIsComing Kaduna Northerners Anambra Olumide RCCG Abia Alex Otti Oyo State May Nigeria Biafra Badagry|
|@Sports_Doctor2||Congratulations Hon. Anthony Chinasa-Abiola, you’re a born and bred nwa afor, you’re an IGBO man, and congrats on your win Abiola nwanne’m 🥰🥰🥰🥰|
|@OneJoblessBoy||“I’m not a Yoruba man. The Abiola is a ‘guy name’. I don’t need to debunk it”|
|@RobinaxOg||Chinasa-Abiola just won his seat and his people are hugging him and celebrating. He is not need to hide his Yoruba side to win in Abia state. Hope you guys see the lesson in this.|
|@tonydaymn10||Remember him? Anthony Chinasa Abiola of LP has won his election for Umuahia Central state Constituency of Abia state. No one discriminated against him!!!|
|@AbiolaChinasa||I have just been declared the winner of Umuahia central constituency.. thank you so much the obedient people of abia state. We’re here to deliver #obidients|
|@NaijaPRO_||Chinasa Abiola won his|
Social media has been abuzz with congratulatory messages for Abiola, with many people emphasizing the importance of competence and character over tribal affiliations. One user pointed out that no one discriminated against Abiola during the election, while another highlighted the fact that the Igbos supported him because he was deemed competent.
Hon. Chinasa Abiola of the Labour Party a Yoruba man has been elected to represent Umuahia Central Constituency at the Abia State House of Assembly… You can see how the Igbos are rejoicing and hugging him… pic.twitter.com/vZWDHWINYB
— Chief Ikukuoma (@IkukuomaC) March 19, 2023
Abiola expressed his gratitude to the people of Abia State for their support, promising to deliver on his electoral promises. He said, “I have just been declared the winner of Umuahia central constituency. Thank you so much, the obedient people of Abia State. We’re here to deliver.”
The victory of Anthony Chinasa-Abiola in the Abia State House of Assembly has been hailed as a step towards a more united Nigeria, with citizens increasingly prioritizing competence and character above ethnic and religious considerations. The hope is that this trend will continue to grow, fostering a more inclusive and diverse political landscape in the country.