No amount of killings and intimidation will stop Ibo Presidency in 2023 -Ogba
The senator representing Ebonyi Central Obinna Ogba has reiterated the position of the Igbos that despite the new wave in violence in the South East geopolitical Zone, Ibo Presidency for 2023 is not negotiable.
No amount of insecurity in the South East will stop Ibo from taking its turn at the Presidency”
“It is the turn of the South East to produce the next President, nobody is contesting that. No tribe should hide under the guise of insecurity to deny the South East their right, he said,
“There have been war in other parts of the country, it never stopped them. This cannot be an excuse to deny us from producing the president of the country.
“So, let nobody hide under the security situation. No”.
“It is the turn of the South East if they want Nigeria to still remain one”.
The senator spoke yesterday after a motion he sponsored on Incessant Killings in Ebonyi State.
His agitation was coming after similar indication by the President General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide Ambassador Professor George A. Obiozor who earlier blamed enemies of Southeast for being behind the new wave of violence.
He said they are working hard to turn Iboland in to a terrorist enclave because the idea of Ibo man becoming a president of Nigeria was gaining ground.Speaking during a press conference in Abuja on Monday, he said the South East has been one of the most peaceful among the six geopolitical zones.”Now all of a sudden because the idea of presidency coming to Ibo land has come from probability to possibility people want to turn Ibo land into a terrorists’ ground.”Ibos are builders not nation breakers. We are not a violent people. So we must find out the root cause of the violent spree and kidnapping and all other things. He said Nigerians should not use such things to measure the character of the Ibos, as it is not in their character. “Of all things you can accuse Ibos of it is not getting money through laziness, like kidnapping an uncle to get money.”Senator Obinna while presenting his motion earlier said on 14th, April, 2021, three policemen were shot dead at check pointing Onuebonyi/Nwezenyi road, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State while their rifles were taken away.
He recalled that in January this year, some hoodlums attacked a police station in Onueke, Ezza South Local Government Area, killing three (3) policemen and carted away their riflesAlso he indicated that in October 2020, hoodlums attacked a police station in Abakaliki, shot a police inspector, and stole his rifle.He therefore concluded that there is urgent need for intervention by the Federal Government to arrest the senseless killings, destruction of properties and other vices to save the people from untold hardships associated with the menaces.
PDP in Kogi accuses APC of defacing its secretariat
***asks ruling party to stop beating drums of violence
Kogi State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned the action of some elements in Odolu Ward, lgalamela/Odolu Local Government Area of the state for defacing its Secretariat with the inscription of the All Progressives Congress, (APC).
In a statement through its publicity Secretary, Bode Ogunmola, the party, said the action is tantamount to beating the drum of violence.
It reminded those who carried out the action that madness is not the exclusive rights of any political party, noting that the action is tantamount to wanting to forcefully secure the property.
The PDP in the statement said such has never happened in the political history of the state, adding that, the APC and particularly those who perpetrated the act, are driving the state on a dangerous path.
While calling on security agencies to fish out the perpetrators, the PDP, advised the APC to call its attack dogs to order and stop further heating the polity in the interest of peace across the state.
The party remind the APC that politically instigated violence would serve no good to anyone.
2023: Nasarawa speaker drums support for Gov. Sule’s second term bid
From Umar Egbunu Muhammed, Lafia
The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Mr. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has said that there is no alternative to Governor Abdullahi Sule and All Progressive Congress ( APC) in the state come 2023.
Addressing stakeholders in his home town in Umaisha,Toto LGA of the state, the speaker described Governor Sule as a leader with great passion and zeal for peace, Unity and speedy growth of the State, hence the need for all to rally round the governor to succeed.
“The handwriting is very clear on the wall. as far as I’m concerned, in Nasarawa State we have no any other candidate to fueld in 2023 apart from Governor Sule.
“Every state, every country, every local area and so on, elect leaders that will give result and with the antecedence of Governor Sule, especially some of us that are working closely with him know very well that his project, his dream, his thinking day and night is all about Nasarawa State”
“So what else do we want than to give him all the necessary support to succeed and transformed our beloved state because if God spare our lives and by his grace, Sule will serve out his eight Years, he said.
The speaker emphasized the fact that peace is priceless as the first instrument of development, hence the need for all to give the Governor the support in his peace and development efforts to encourage more investors to the state to boost socio-economic activities.
According to him, the State assembly under his watch will give Governor Sule maximum support and cooperation to succeed beyond expectation as he reiterated that the assembly will continue to enact laws and pass resolutions that will be of the best interest of the the people of the state.
Tinubu, Atiku should stop wasting their time, Igboman will be Nigeria’s President in 2023, says Ibegbu
The immediate past spokesman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chuks Ibegbu, has asked the national Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former vice President Atiku Abubakar stire ckear asit is time for Ibo man to rule Nigeria.
In a statement he signed and issued o Saturday, he promised to use his connection to build bridges with all stakeholders, groups and power points in the country to realise his ambition.
Ibegbu noted that the “Nigeria Presidency is not gotten by sentiments, threats or emotions but through diplomatic persuasion and he will reach out to all Nigerian stakeholders and party leaders to achieve that.”
Ibegbu noted that there has to be political, economic and structural justice in the nation.
He urged people of the Southeast to put their acts together in the pursuit of their legitimate rights in Nigeria as he condemned the killings all over the country.
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