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Don’t Rush Back To South East During 2019 Elections — Ohanaeze Cautions Ndigbo

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The Niger chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an Igbo cultural group, has cautioned Igbo people resident outside the South-East against rushing to their ancestral homes during the 2019 general elections.

Chief Emmanuel Ezeugo, President of the chapter, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday in Minna that Igbo people should, rather, stay and vote where they are ordinarily resident so as to determine the leaders of such societies.

“A major challenge we usually face during election period is the mass exodus of Igbo people to the South-East.

“Such mass movement is borne out of anxiety and fear of the unknown. I am worried about this because it denies my people the right to vote and ensure that their numbers count, where they reside.

“We have been discussing this issue among ourselves and our resolve is that we should all stay where we are and vote for leaders of our choice,” Ezeugo said.

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He said that such mass movement had often posed a huge risk to the travelers, their families and properties, and assured those in Niger that their security was guaranteed.

“Our strength in Niger lies in our population, resources and wisdom. We must stay here and harness such advantage at crucial moments like election time,” he said.

Ezeugo expressed his people’s readiness to support the state government’s efforts toward a better life for the people, and urged government to involve them in governance because they contribute much revenue to the state.

He pointed out that many Igbo people resident in Niger were born there, adding that it was the only place they call home.

“My people have enviable assets across the state and deserve to be part of the governing process; we have the numerical strength to win elections and should be allowed and supported to try our electoral might,” he said.

Ezeugo tasked his people to remain law abiding, declaring that peace and unity were key to the growth of any society.

(NAN)

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33 Comments

33 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    November 12, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Stupid people without no vision

  2. Anonymous

    November 12, 2018 at 4:02 am

    Why?

  3. Anonymous

    November 12, 2018 at 1:35 am

    Meaning

  4. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    No election in biafra land

  5. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    What is the meaning of ohanaeze?

  6. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    D question is y do they rush out ?its bcos d area is volatile, so treat dat issue first b4 asking dem 2 stay back

  7. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    ohaneze is jist like gamblers group they dont have mouth

  8. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Ohaneze is buried & forgotten,do they still don’t exist?

  9. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    No voting in biafra land

  10. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Sit at home is Dat day of electoin

  11. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    The should lose their head because of vote, useless and banished ọhaneze in ọjọọ

  12. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    There’s nothing like this shiit Ohanaeze

  13. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    ok

  14. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Do not mind ohaneze people their blood Dickers come back home now or be late there in the north

  15. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Who are they? They are proscribed forever, I can only listen to Ipob

  16. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    We declare ohaneze enemies of ndi igbo,we must destroy them as enemies within before We face housa fulani jihadists.

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    November 11, 2018 at 1:27 pm

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  18. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    All we demand is biafra referendum not Nigerian terrorist government election OK

  19. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    They should go and stay in the North Useless people

  20. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Useless ohaneze

  21. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Ohanaeze ndi oshi

  22. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    We have too many unreasonable leaders in our jurisdiction, advice your people to go and invest at home, you are hear telling them trash. How can Igbo man know Niger state or northern region as his only home? Am just ashamed of this man’s submission.

  23. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Stay anywhere u re and vote, it will add up to the votes. 2019 won’t be like 2015 those in the north didn’t vote because the threat to their lives. Lets vote Buhari out, the economy has suffered too much

  24. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Useless things called ohaneze ndigbo

  25. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Ohanaeze doesn’t exist

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    November 11, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Its a new dawn for me because am now hepatitis b free my brothers and sisters if u are infected pls call the Dr or WhatsApp him on +2347053927686 and more

  27. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Any full blooded Igbo Biafran man or woman that listened to this scavengers called Ohaneze ndi oshi na ndi ama na ndi Hausa Fulani, that person must be a senseless and stupid Igbo person!

  28. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    The ban on ohaneze ndi oshi is still in place so they still remain useless just like before

  29. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Ohaneze is evil and must surely be destroyed

  30. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    This Ohanaeze truly are evil set of people in our mixed so your own children enjoying outside schooling outside this one here to sit down watch them self hatch to death I reject knowing such group of people call elish not elite

  31. Obinna Benjamin

    November 11, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Why don’t d said Buhari prove to Nigerians he is Buhari by removing his cap? It’s simple to clear d doubt … My opinion

  32. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    So they should stay back and be killed should any violence erupt in the North during election?

  33. Anonymous

    November 11, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Why?

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JUST IN: Declare Kalu’s Seat Vacant — Abia PDP Chieftain Tells Senate

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A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia, Chief Charles Ike, has charged the Senate leadership to declare the Abia North Senatorial seat vacant due to the incarceration of Sen. Orji Kalu.

Ike gave the charge in a statement he issued in Umuahia on Saturday, saying that the people of Abia North Senatorial District were no longer comfortable being “totally eclipsed” in the Senate. “I hereby call on the Senate leadership to quickly declare Kalu’s seat vacant to enable the district to elect a capable replacement,” he said.

He said that the area had set a machinery in motion for Kalu’s recall and that the process would soon commence in earnest.

Ike also spoke on the recent defection of Chief Bourdex Ogba, the Senatorial Candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) for Abia North in the 2019 poll, to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He described Ogba’s defection as an act of “political indiscipline”.

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He expressed disbelief that Ogba, who dumped APC for APGA, ahead of the 2019 elections, could “so quickly return to pick the same broom he said was not sweeping well”.

He alleged that Ogba’s return to APC was initiated to position himself for the senatorial ticket of the party in the event that the Senate eventually called for a byelection for Kalu’s replacement.

He alleged that Ogba had made four defections in recent time, having moved from PDP to APGA ahead of the 2015 general elections and later to APC and APGA before his latest return to APC.

Ike said: “His jumping from party to party smacks of political indiscipline and his desperation to go to Senate but you know that a rolling stone gathers no moss.

“Unfortunately, too, he lacks the political discipline to be trusted with any public office in Abia north.

“How can you trust a man whose only political antecedent is jumping from one party to another?”

The PDP chieftain further took an exception to a comment credited to Ogba, when he visited the APC national secretariat, where he was quoted to have asked the Senate not to declare Kalu’s seat vacant.

Ike argued that the comment was at variance with the wishes of the people of Abia north who, he said, were earnestly yearning to have a replacement for Kalu.

It would be recalled that Kalu of APC was jailed in December by a Federal High Court for 12 years, having been convicted for a N7.2 billion fraud, when he was Abia governor (1999 to 2003).

Although, Kalu has appealed the High Court verdict, Ike said that his continued incarceration left Abia north without a voice in the Senate.

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Senate Declares Bayelsa Governor, Deputy’s Seats Vacant

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The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan has declared vacant the Bayelsa Central and Bayelsa West seats vacated by present Governor and Deputy Governor of the state, Sen. Douye Diri and Sen. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, respectively.

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu made the disclosure on Friday while addressing the first regular meeting of Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) in Abuja.

“In the case of Bayelsa State, both the Governor and Deputy Governor were serving Senators. Consequently, the Commission yesterday Thursday 20th February 2020 received two communications from the Senate President declaring the seats for Bayelsa Central and Bayelsa West Senatorial Districts vacant.

“The Commission will soon meet to determine the dates for bye-elections in the two Senatorial Districts,” the INEC boss stated.

Recall that Diri and Ewhrudjakpo were sworn in as governor and deputy respectively after the Supreme Court invalidated the election of David Lyon and Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo over certificate forgery.

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Nothing To Attract Fayose To ‘Confused’ APC — Ex-Gov’s Aide

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Lere Olayinka, media aide to former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said that there is nothing that can attract any right thinking politician to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) let alone his principal.

Olayinka said this in a statement on Friday in reaction to a statement by the APC in Ekiti State, that Fayose was not qualified to join the party.

Olayinka said “it is funny that the APC in Ekiti State lied and went further to react to its own lies.”

He added; “As I write, Fayose is presently in a meeting of major stakeholders of the PDP in Ekiti State in the house of Senator Clement Awoyelu.”

He admonished the ruling party to focus its attention on its non-performing government.

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He described the report of Fayose’s threat to join APC should his adopted candidate for the State chairmanship of the PDP, Hon Bisi Kolawole, fails in the forthcoming State Congress as figment of the imagination of those peddling it.

“The story of Fayose’s threat to leave PDP for the APC is one of the lies from the APC factory of lies and it is even more childish that the party in Ekiti State went ahead to react to its own lies,” he said.

While saying there was nothing to attract any right thinking politician to the APC, Olayinka asked; “is it the killings and kidnappings going on across the country?

“Is it the pariah State that Nigeria has become such that USA had to place the country on visa restrictions? Is it the huge debt the country has been plunged into? Or is it the directionless state of the country?

“Is it the sacking of over 3,000 workers by the non-performing APC government in Ekiti State?

“Most importantly, is it the confused state of the APC, which has made even the State Chairman of the party in Ekiti State, Mr. Paul Omotoso, to join others in calling for the removal of the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole?

“What is there in the APC to attract someone like Fayose, who is known for his stand in support of the masses of Nigeria that are being made to suffer more hardship by the APC government?

“They can continue to hallucinate about everything Ayodele Fayose, while he continues with his task of to rebuild the PDP in Ekiti State with a view to returning to power in 2022.”

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