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South-East G-23 Appeals To Ndigbo To Vote Buhari In 2019

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The South-East G-23 group has urged the Igbo to support the re-election of President Muhammandu Buhari in 2019 and avoid making same mistake they made in 2015.

The group believed that the 2015 mistake has cost the Igbo negatively politically.

Convener of South-East G-23, Johnbosco Onunkwo, spoke to journalists, on Saturday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, stressed that the forthcoming general elections would provide the opportunity for the South easterners to correct their past mistake for the 2023 presidency.

According to Onunkwo, President Buhari has acted like a statesman by carrying the South-East along in terms of appointments and projects, and, therefore, should be supported for re-election in 2019.

Onunkwo’s words, “As 2019 draws near, it is important for us in the South-East to seek the most favourable set of political outcomes from what is realistically obtainable. Do we seek the presidency as a region or do we lend our support to the incumbent?

“Again, do we support another candidate, perhaps from the North where the incumbent hails from? Does the South-East have what it takes to field a presidential candidate?

“If yes, is this the best time to field one, giving the fact that President Buhari, a Northerner, is just completing a single term and has indicated his interest in completing the eight-year-tenure of two terms, as stipulated in the 1999 Constitution?

“While we agree that we have a number of Igbo citizens fit to be president, we must state that for now, it is imperative to allow the incumbent complete his tenure, thus allowing for power to rotate to the South at the end of his tenure as the conventional wisdom of our politics dictate, at that point in time, we can then aim for the presidency with more than enough justification on why power must shift to the South-East region.

“Also, the question of voting another Northerner is out of the equation, as that would mean that power would possibly reside in the North for another eight years, making it a total of 12 years to the detriment of the South-East region that is yet to have a stint at that office since independence”, he emphasised.

Onunkwo also urged other socio-political groups in the South-East to emulate his group and support the re-election of President Buhari, while appealing to such groups to consolidate their structures to that of Transportation Minister, Chibuike Amaechi, who is the leader of the Buhari Campaign Organisation.

He noted, “It is on this note that we hereby endorse the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari come 2019, pledging to work for his reelection in the South-East region.

“It is, indeed, both the reasonable as well as the politically correct thing to do. Not only are we endorsing President Buhari for a second term, we are also calling on worthy Igbo leaders to do same as it is the most expedient thing to do at this point in time.

“South-East G-23 is also pledging our loyalty to the leadership of Chibuike Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation and Director General, Buhari Campaign Organisation.

“We are also loyal to our leaders such as Sen. Ken Nnamani, Dr. Chris Ngige, Dr. Ognonnaya Onu and a host of others. We assure them that we will join hands with such a leadership to deliver President Buhari in the South-East,” Onunkwo assured.

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70 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    G23 my boot, faceless bastards

  2. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    It will never be well with any Igbo man or woman that cast his or her vote for Buhari,cos he has so much hatred for the Igbo’s

  3. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    We are waiting for your pythons to dance b4 election

  4. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Devil destroy u there no only vote. Who give this idiot this clothes.

  5. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Useless people

  6. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Thunder

  7. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    No dey disturb Facebook with stupid post

  8. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Voting pmb 2019 means saying thank you for Mass genocide of the IGBOS G_23 are not IGBOS but meyite Fulani in disguise

  9. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    What is g23? Who are they?

  10. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Meaning what?

  11. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Pls l want to know meaning of G23,

  12. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    If we catch this people that are saying this rubish we will get you all down fools the man everybody rejected ndi uwa akwa ego ihi ego you want to sale us again,?

  13. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Tunder fire all of you guys. We need biafra

  14. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Never

  15. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Thunder fire all of them calling for voting Buhari lifeless dictatorship terrorist government ok

  16. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    When will you learn?

  17. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    when other tribes did not know that Buhari is a tyrant in 2015,the Igbos knew and did not vote him,how do u think that now that the world know that he is a killer, a tyrant and lifeless, igbos will vote him?

  18. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Inukwa, too many efulefu’s

  19. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Thunder fire all of them now now, i command operation python dance to consume all of them.

  20. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Stupid people

  21. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Goat people

  22. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Haha….which one be G 23 ? Bikonu……APC go begin to create groups,,, the same people with different names

  23. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    They are mad

  24. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    who are this people???

  25. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    After killing igbo youth

  26. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Which appeal? To the Igbo he had tried every thing possible since d beginning his administration to stop them from existing , but him no no say god passam, buhari lifeless

  27. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Give me reasons why Ndigbo should vote for Buhari in 2019. So Ndigbo should use that as thanks for Operation Python Dance 1, 2 and 3? NONSENSE!!!

  28. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Who are these G23,from the pit of hell?

  29. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Lifeless G23

  30. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Who is G23?

  31. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Fools

  32. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Make them share the money he can continue and conduct referendum for Biafrans

  33. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 11:40 am

    #Fakepresident, #fakecountry “lifeless G23

  34. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Nonsense

  35. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 11:36 am

    IDIOT

  36. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Igbos can’t be fool again,come September 14,2018, sit at home my peiple.

  37. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Am warming up with my PVC.

  38. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 11:27 am

    God we not forgive any evil person vote buhari

  39. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Nigeria is fake

  40. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Slaves

  41. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Fuck all member of G-23 shame to you and your generation, how much buhari give una? Such group we dont know them in Igbo land, buhari beware of this group.

  42. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Trying to justify the big money he is getting from buharis camp

  43. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Thunder fire G-23.Fake group

  44. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Thunder fire your generations.

  45. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Una dey craze

  46. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Fools

  47. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Referendum date please

  48. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 10:19 am

    Thunder from the pit of hel will strike them and their generation

  49. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 10:17 am

    Devil is a lier…u need fasting nd prayer by saying dat…We should vote our killer in God forbid any bad idea.

  50. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 9:51 am

    nooooooooo only BIAFRA

  51. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Who are those lifeless G 23.??

  52. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Sit at home ndi Igbo my people. Buhari is a crime against humanity please o !

  53. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 9:39 am

    THUNDER FIRE YOU AND THAT UR VOTE

  54. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 9:38 am

    We will never vote for lifeless illiterate

  55. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 9:36 am

    God forbid

  56. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Mazi Onyebuchukw ,am asking u bcos some aboki blood suckers were now answering Igbo names, abeg who is d bastard there, is it u or buhari?

  57. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 9:26 am

    My beloved Igbo people, don’t let this so called leaders mislead you for their own benefit. Buhari and his wicked cabinet has failed. And we know it will continue to get harder and harder without referendum. Both PDP & APC are the same evil minded and doers caucus. #takeitback

  58. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Bastards

  59. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Who is that Igbo man that is helping buhari in his campaign let him remember that if buhari get second power again he will be a Vampire more than he is now, but God has revealed that he will fail the election

  60. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 9:10 am

    They should compel Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu first first!!

  61. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 9:03 am

    God punish those people who said that.

  62. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Bauchi state 2019

  63. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 8:56 am

    No election in biafra land

  64. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Story for the gods

  65. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 8:52 am

  66. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Selfishness in d highest other

  67. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Support IPOB sit at home first

  68. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 8:30 am

  69. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Selfishness will kill you people

  70. Anonymous

    September 2, 2018 at 8:20 am

    After killing Igbo’s u asked d remaining ones to vote for him again to complete his action??? Ur sick in d head n need psychiatric attention.

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Obaseki who spoke as a guest on a Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, expressed confidence that he will return as the governor of the State.

According to him, no one can stop him because only God gives power.

“I am not a violent person. But I am confident that the way I got into power is the same way I will return.

“God gave me power. If he wants me to return, I will continue. No man can stop me. Power comes from God.”

The governor also rubbished claims that he used the resources of the people of Edo State to become governor.

“I have friends with resources. I worked for eight years behind the scene before I became governor.

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Orji who was in charge of the state between 2007 and 2015 is being investigated by the anti-graft commission for corruption.

He said he collected N38.8billion as security votes during the period and not N48billion as alleged by the EFCC.

Orji who is currently representing Abia Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly said he shared much of the N38billion with members of the state House of Assembly, his security informants and traditional rulers.

He claimed to have also given part of the money to military units,the police,the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and security agencies as what he called statutory allocations.

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He also claimed to have paid N75million monthly to security informants in 15 of the 17 local government areas of the state within the same period.

The yet-to-be identified informants allegedly pocketed a total of N7.200billion between 2007 and 2015.

Some of the security agencies, according to him, received N2million per month.

However, he told the interrogators that he does not have a comprehensive list of all the beneficiaries of the largesse because the Government House staff who used to disburse the cash is no more.

He gave the man’s name simply as Felix.

Orji said he did not ask for the list from Felix at the expiration of his tenure as governor.

He only issued directives to Felix on how to share the security votes.

He also said he never collected cash either from the Director of Finance or the Cashier in Government House.

The EFCC insists that Orji collected N48billion in eight years.

It has retrieved five huge bags of documents from the relevant desks in Abia State on the ex-governor’s financial transactions.

Based on Orji’s confessions, the EFCC is expected to arraign him in court soon being in what a source described as “a straightforward case.”

The Nation gathered that the former governor made the revelations during a session on oath in the presence of his lawyer, who he referred to as Edmund.

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Orji said he received N370million monthly as security votes in 2007 and N410million monthly from 2008 to 2015.

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He said the first Speaker in 2007 and the last Speaker in his second term confirmed the receipt of N60million monthly from his security votes.

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Orji admitted that all disbursements by the late Felix were based on his directives.

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The DF would then inform the ex-governor on how much had come and would then be kept in the accounts.

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The EFCC is still working on the charges against Orji.

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But after entering judgment in her favour, Justice Faji awarded N5m against the defendants.

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