You engage in tribal politics, wrongly accuse another – Chimamanda Adichie shades APC

The international acclaimed writer, Chimamanda Adichie has
tackled the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, for projecting her as a
tribal person.


Adichie said ‘tribesman’ is an outdated and strange
expression which says something about whoever is using it.


She made the statement on Tuesday while fielding questions
on Arise Television’s news program.


Recall that the acclaimed writer had faced rebuttals and
attacks following her letter to Joe Biden, the President of the United States.


She claimed in her letter that the presidential election was
marred by irregularities and that the Independent National Electoral
Commission, INEC, didn’t follow its stipulated guidelines.


Adichie warned that it would “tarnish America’s
self-proclaimed commitment to democracy and give the sheen of legitimacy to an
illegitimate process” if Biden recognised Tinubu’s presidency.


However, Adichie said the APC was exactly doing something it
accused someone else of doing.


She said, “Tribesman is such an outdated and strange
expression which I think also says something about whoever is using it. That
kind of accusation is a practice of what psychologists call ‘projecting’.


“You’re doing something but you accuse someone else of doing
it even though they’re not. I did not support Peter Obi because he is Igbo as I


“I respect Peter Obi but there are many Igbo men who I
admire and respect but I will never vote for them for president because I don’t
think they will make good presidents. My support for Peter Obi is rooted in my
belief in his ability.”


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