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Group Rebukes Peter Obi for Fomenting Trouble in South East

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By Chukwuma Anieke, Enugu

A pan-Igbo socio-cultural pressure group known as the South East Family Union (SEFU) has taken umbrage with the former governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, warning him to save Ndigbo the embarrassment he has brought them with his recent attack on his successor, governor Willie Obiano whom he widely blamed for the choice of International Breweries Plc to locate its new brewery in Ogun State.
Addressing journalists in Enugu at the weekend, the leaders of the group; Arc Donatus Chime (Enugu), Dr Dubem Okafor (Anambra), Chief Emma Nwaiboko (Ebonyi), Bar Ugoo Ugboaja (Imo) and Dr Onuoha Kalu (Abia) expressed surprise that the opening of a plant in Ogun State had become a source of bitter calumny against Obiano and accused him of unleashing his Media Aide, Valentine Obienyem and his private human rights group, Intersociety for Civil Liberties to rub mud on governor Obiano.
“We are surprised that Mr Obi and his handlers have failed to see the dangers of inciting hatred in the populace in a manner that might invite disaffection from the Yoruba in whose land the new plant is located” the Group observed and further warned that “there is a clear and present danger of sowing mistrust and bad-blood between Ndigbo and the Yoruba with the extreme reactions from Mr Peter Obi and his team and we strongly condemn it.”
The South East Family Union expressed worries that “former governor Obi appears to be losing his once acclaimed sharpness of mind in recent times as he has continued to waddle through one controversy after another and sound sometimes like someone stricken with the Messiah Complex; elevating himself as the national beacon for integrity and moral rectitude.”
The group reasoned that Obi’s worrisome public posturing may be a part of his positioning strategy for the 2019 general elections but expressed grave concerns that it has become a growing threat to peace and harmony in the South East of Nigeria.
According to them: “We therefore want to use the opportunity of this briefing to appeal to our brother the former governor Obi to save Ndigbo this embarrassment. The South East Family Union can no longer stand aside and watch our political leaders rub mud on each other in the open in pursuit of narrow, egotistic interests. We are disappointed that Peter Obi is directly linked to the people fomenting this particular trouble and we urge him to desist from the ignoble path he has chosen for himself. We are tired of watching this feast of absurdity. Ndigbo should not be made the staple for beer parlour jest and the butt of jokes of other Nigerians because of the inordinate ambition of one man.”
They however appealed to the governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano not to allow himself to be distracted by the on-going campaign of calumny against him because Ndi Anambra and Ndigbo are aware that the decision of International Breweries to upgrade its presence in Ogun State was purely a business one and had nothing to do with his inaction or lack of competence.

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Obi Casts Vote, Says He was Harrassed by Security Agents

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The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Peter Obi, and his wife Margaret have cast their votes in the presidential and National Assembly elections.
Obi cast his vote at exactly 8:55am at his Amatutu Village polling unit, Agulu ward 2, in Anaocha Local Government area of Anambra State.

Speaking to journalists after casting his ballot, Obi said it was too early to confirm that the process was going smoothly, but promised to confirm so later in the day after reaching out to voters in other parts of the country.
Obi however revealed that security agents Friday night went after some known PDP stalwarts in the state.
He told journalists that he was also harassed by security agents but refused to say more about it.
“The answer to your question is capital yes. Most of our members, including myself were harassed by security agents last night,” Obi said.
When prodded further, Obi said: “I cannot speak further than this, but you just heard me say yes. The answer to that question is yes, I was also harassed.”
The news was that some PDP stalwarts in Anambra had been arrested late Friday night by security agents.
Some of those said to have been visited include Mr Joe Martin Uzodike, a known ally of Peter Obi, and another, Jeff Ezeukwu in Alor community of Anambra State, the hometown of the Minister of Labour and employment, Dr Chris Ngige.

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INEC urges peaceful conduct during today’s polls

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  • Vows To Prosecute Vote Buyers
    • Says Under-Age Voters To Be Arrested
    • We’ll Deal With Troublemakers, Warns IGP

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appealed to voters to be peaceful and orderly before, during and after today’s elections, as the Police, working with other security agencies, have assured of adequate security for voters, electoral officials, observers and journalists.
Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mahmud Yakubu, who spoke at a media briefing in Abuja, yesterday, said voting would be by Continuous Accreditation and Voting System (CAVS) procedure and a voter would only be allowed to vote if his/her name is on the Register of Voters and after the verification of the Permanent Voter Card (PVC) and authentication of his/her biometrics by the Smart Card Reader (SCR).
He said other stringent measures are in place to combat the menace of vote-buying and other sundry electoral malfeasance, saying the Commission, with the support of the security agencies, was determined to extirpate the scourge from the electoral process by prosecuting anyone arrested.

Yakubu also warned under-aged voters to stay away from the elections, warning that anyone less than 18 years old caught standing to be accredited or voting would be arrested.
He stressed: “Under-aged voting is illegality, because there is a statutory age for eligibility for registration as a voter. If on election day, you find anyone that is apparently under-aged, or conclusively so, kindly report this to any official of the commission or the security agencies.
“Working with the Inspector General of Police, any under-aged person caught trying to be accredited or voting on the election day will be arrested. Voting is only open to Nigerian citizens above the statutory age of 18 (years).
“Let me use this opportunity to warn those who may want to sponsor under-aged persons to vote on election day that they will be arrested.”
According to him: “The sorting and counting of ballots will take place at each polling unit, while the first stage of the collation process takes place at the Registration Areas.
“From there, collation and declaration will take place at designated Local Government Areas result collation and declaration centres for Federal Constituencies and Senatorial Districts, while the final collation and declaration of Presidential election results will be done at the National Collation centre in Abuja.”
He disclosed that the commission had engaged 825,543 ad hoc staff ranging from Presiding Officers to Collation and Returning Officers for today’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Also, about 80,000 commercial vehicles and about 996 boats were deployed with personnel and materials, including 707,892 ballot boxes and voting cubicles, to various land and riverine locations, adding that the commission also accredited 120 domestic and 36 international organisations, deploying a cumulative total of over 73,000 observers.
On his part, the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, reiterated that maximum security would be provided before, during and after the elections, as security personnel at the polling units would not be armed and there would be no need for apprehension while the election is going on.
He said: “We have some group of people who might want to disrupt the election; we have put in place strategy to stop that. We have tactical units of our personnel and other services that will be patrolling everywhere to ensure that the process is not disrupted.

“The patrolling personnel will be armed and will deal with anybody who wants to disrupt the process in the course of the election,
“If any electoral offence is committed, we will work with the INEC officials to apprehend the culprit and set up investigative team, headed by the Commissioner of Police in charge of Legal Unit, to investigate the cases and prosecute them.
“Be it vote-buying, ballot box snatching, be it thuggery, if you commit that, you will be arrested and prosecuted. After the voting, movement of electoral materials to the collation centre will be protected. Armed security personnel will be posted to the ward collation centres.”
“Even when the results are announced, those people who are planning to disrupt the process, we have put strategies in place to prevent that.”
Adamu stated that what was required from all Nigerians was to go out peacefully, cast their vote and wait for the announcement of the results, adding: “If you have no business on the election day, if you are not an accredited official, please don’t come out.
“All the accredited officials, whether domestic or foreign observers, must carry their tags. You can move freely and be protected. If you identify anybody that wants to infiltrate you and claim to be an observer for a group, we will appreciate you exposing such a person for us to remove him or her from your group.”

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PDP loudest defender of ballot-box snatchers: Presidential aide

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A Presidential aide has wondered why the Peoples Democratic Party has been the loudest in attacking President Muhammadu Buhari’s warning to potential ballot-box snatchers.
“This sounds like members of the opposition, specifically the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have perfected plans to rig the elections and to snatch ballot boxes. They can tell that President Buhari is not prepared to tolerate their antics this time around, and they are afraid. They have shown their intent,” Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant on media said.
He said people who do not plot any evil on election have nothing to fear from the President’s comments if their conscience and intentions are clear.
“Let’s just have free and fair elections and no one need worry about anything,” he said.
Shehu said Buhari’s warning to snatchers of ballot boxes in next weekend’s elections should be taken as a strong message against the long history of savagery associated with elections in the country.
He recalled some past elections in parts of Nigeria, during which innocent voters died while ballot boxes were being snatched by armed thugs.
“Snatching ballot boxes often entails putting the lives of innocent Nigerians at risk. About 10 years ago, evidence was brought before an election tribunal from one of the states in North Central of the gruesome killing of 26 prospective voters by ballot box snatchers. Their modus operandi is well known. They storm election venues in commando style, overwhelm the law-enforcement agents and seize ballot boxes leaving a trail of death and injury,” Shehu said.
“Anyone who dares to put the lives of innocent citizens at risk in their desperation to rig elections, must be prepared for the possibility of losing their own lives because our security agents will certainly not stand by, clap for them and watch them kill and maim.”
He added that President Buhari has the safety and security of Nigerians uppermost in mind when he made the comment, and should be praised rather than criticised for issuing this stern warning to potential ballot box snatchers.

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Court Of Appeal Affirms Abdulrazag As Kwara APC Governorship Candidate

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The court of appeal sitting in Ilorin, Kwara state, has upturned an earlier judgment of the Kwara state high court over the authentic state working committee of the All Progressives Congress in the state.

In his judgment, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa ruled that the lower court has no jurisdiction in entertaining the case in the first instance as matters relating to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, cannot be heard by a state high court.
Justice Saulawa described the judgment of the lower court as a “share fruitless academic exercise which holds no water in law.”

Reacting to the judgment, counsel to the Bashir Bolarinwa, Kamaldeen Gambari said the judgment has validated the primary elections that produced Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq as the APC governorship candidate and other candidates of the party in the state.
Counsel to Ishola Balogun-Fulani, Abdulazeez Ibrahim said they will appeal the judgment.

The court also recognized the Bashir Bolarinwa led executive committee as the authentic APC executive in Kwara state as against the Ishola Balogun Fulani faction recognized by the lower court.

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Postponement of elections: Why INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu must be sacked – Peter Obi’s camp

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The Peter Obi Support Network, POSN, has demanded for immediate sack of Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Yakubu Mahmood.

The group, in a statement to DAILY POST on Saturday, said the INEC boss undermined “the integrity of our electoral system and wasted Billions of Public Funds.”
DAILY POST reported that the INEC Boss had on Saturday morning announced the postponement of Presidential and National Assembly election.

This was despite multiple assurances that the elections will hold as scheduled.
The camp of the former Anambra Governor, who accused INEC boss of sinister motive, asked other stakeholders to join them and demand for the immediate resignation of Yakubu.
This was contained in statement, signed by the groups Spokesman, Chief T.E. Ezeoke.

It added, “This postponement is an embarrassment to Nigeria and all those who believe in this country. The pain and shame is just unbearable.
“Several people travelled to various destinations this weekend to perform their civic duties – many events were adjusted to ensure they did not clash with today’s election only to wake up and be greeted with this heartbreaking announcement.
“The financial damage is unimaginable. Enough is enough. Nigeria cannot continue to reward incompetence.

“The INEC had three and half years to prepare for this election and it has failed under Mr. Yakubu.
“With this development, Nigerians have clearly lost confidence in the ability of this chairman to conduct free and fair elections.
“POSN is raising the following posers

“Why was the election cancelled after sensitive election materials have been deployed?
“What happens to the materials, will the materials be recalled?
“How secure are those materials?

“How is it that INEC was not aware of the ‘logistics problems’ until a few hours to commencement of voting?
Is INEC’s postponement of the election within the said time frame constitutional in view of section 26(1) of the Electoral Act as amended?
“(The section provides for security concerns and natural disasters, where cogent and verifiable as only reasons for postponing election.)

“Should Nigerians insist on the use of new ballot papers as the sanctity of the ballot papers are no longer assured?
“Is the postponement part of a grand plan to rig the elections?
“We hereby call on the INEC Chairman to resign or be removed from office if he fails to do so.
“This is no time to shift blames. It’s simply a failure of leadership on INEC and President Muhammadu Buhari who controls the security agencies. Same-day cancellation is the height of gross incompetence.”


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APGA accuses PDP of plotting to rig Abia election

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The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia said it has uncovered the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) grand plot to rig the general elections in the state.
The state Chairman of the party, Mr Augustine Ehiemere, said this while briefing journalists in Umuahia on Sunday.
Ehiemere, who was represented by his deputy, Mr Chima Onyekwere, said that the plan was busted on Friday night, when police reportedly arrested a man in unlawful possession of election materials.
He said that the materials included written result sheets that purportedly gave victory to PDP in the aborted Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly polls.
He further alleged that the plot, involving top government officials, was to be executed using men in fake military uniforms.
He said that the uniforms had already been purchased and stored in a secret location.
According to Ehiemere, the uniforms will be given to scores of carefully selected, trained and armed thugs, who would impersonate security operatives, while working for PDP.
He said that part of the plot was to also use Toyota Hilux vans, fraudulently branded in army colour to carry the thugs round the state on the election day.
He alleged that the thugs would intimidate voters and others on legitimate electoral duties as part of the designed to disrupt the voting process.
Ehimere said that the plot was hatched to once again deny the good people of Abia the opportunity to exercise their democratic rights to elect credible leaders.
He warned that the plot would have triggered off a chain of violent reactions capable of endangering the lives of innocent people, if not uncovered and halted.
He said that PDP had become uncomfortable with the rising popularity of APGA’s governorship standard bearer, Dr. Alex Otti, hence the plot to rig the poll.
He, therefore, called on the leadership of INEC to overhaul its office in Abia, in order to remove officials that had compromised their positions.
The Publicity Secretary of PDP, Chief Don Ubani, dismissed the allegations as blatant lies from the pit of hell.
Ubani said that PDP never contemplated such a heinous plot, pointing out that APGA had only exposed what it hatched to do to rig the polls.
Also, the Abia Commissioner of Police, Mr Ene Okon, said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the command has not received such a report from APGA or any other party in the state. (NAN).

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Election Postponement, sacrifice for Nigeria’s democracy – APC

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National Auditor of the All Progressives Congress (APC), George Moghalu, has called on Nigerians to consider the shift in dates of 2019 general election as a sacrifice for entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria.
Moghalu told newsmen in Nnewi, Anambra state, that his party, the APC was not happy with the development but must live with it if the postponement will lead to a better and credible process.
He said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was fully in charge of the election and wholly responsible for its action which the Chairman had owned up to.
“INEC enumerated their own challenges and took the decision; we, the APC are not also happy about it.
“The important thing is that instead of doing haphazardly, it is better at once at a later date and they have just postponed it for one week, I don’t think it should be an issue.
“For the sake of Nigeria, let us make sacrifice for stable democratic process, the important thing is that we want a free,fair and credible election; we are giving them benefit of doubt.
“INEC is in charge and if they think that the infrastructure is not right, they reserve the right to do the right thing,” he said.

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INEC Apologies For Election Postponement

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The Chairman of The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Mahmood Yakubu has apologised to all Nigerians and key players in Nigeria’s electoral system over the postponement of the 2019 general elections by the commission earlier scheduled to hold on February 16th, 2019.

While enumerating the commission’s challenges which led to the postponement of the elections, Mahmood said that the commission’s decision is not due to security challenges, lack of funds or political influence but logistic problems beyond the commission’s control.
Mahmood said the logistic problems were largely due to challenges in the distribution of election materials and the sabotage of its preparation process, including the fire incidents in some of its offices in the states.

While assuring that the decision is for the good of Nigeria’s democracy, the INEC chairman took responsibility for all inconveniences the postponement has caused as he also pledged the commission’s commitment to ensuring a free, fair and credible poll in the new scheduled date.

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Masari Says Election Postponement Regrettable

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As reactions continue to trail the postponement of the presidential and national assembly election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Katsina state governor Aminu Masari has added his voice saying, he is optimistic that Nigerians will still massively reelect president muhammadu Buhari and other APC candidates on February 23rd and March 9th, 2019.

Masari made this known while speaking to newsmen over the development at the general Muhammadu Buhari government house Katsina, Northwest Nigeria.
Governor Aminu Masari while describing the postponement as regrettable and unfortunate however cautioned INEC against developing a culture of postponing elections as done in 2011 and 2015.

He also used the medium to advise them to intensify efforts to conduct free, fair and credible elections as a step to forge ahead and regain public commission confidence.
On his part, former governor of Katsina state Ibrahim Shema expressed fear over rumours that elections may be staggered in some states to achieve some rigging plans, warning INEC not to play along.
Shema stressed that the postponement will not be a set back for his party, the PDP, saying the will of the people and that of God shall come to pass.

 

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Those expecting Igbo presidency through PDP building castles in air -Ngige

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Chris Ngige is the minister of Labour and Productivity. He is a former governor of Anambra State and a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). He speaks on how APC leaders will battle the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South East.
In 2015, President Buhari secured less than 200,000 votes in the South East and of recent, leaders from that region who are members of APC have been boasting that it would be different this time around. With Peter Obi coming from that region, how will your party achieve this feat?
Yes, the PDP has a vice presidential candidate from my zone and I can tell you that it won’t be easy for them. See, politics and winning of election is all about calculation and strategic positioning and measured steps towards a direction. Two things are happening; in 2015 election there was no voting in most of the South East and South South states. Votes were allocated. The card reader hadn’t become functional. It was just new and it can be tampered with and at the end of the day, most votes were allocated.
So, Muhammadu Buhari was allocated 18,000 votes in the entire Anambra State. Is it possible? When my Local Government Area alone has 80,000 registered voters and the one next to that has 200,000 registered voters. You are talking about 280,000 votes. So, they were allocated votes. Even if they want to allocate now, they can’t do it because they are not in charge of police and army as it were. They took police, army, navy everything and armoured tank and drove us away. In fact, they put a price on my head when I was going to the collation centre. I got a call and they said I shouldn’t go because the situation has been taken over from the centre, but I refused. I wanted to go because I am not afraid of death. So my boys insisted and I said they can go. So, they started chasing them about. It was my boys chasing them around that resulted in the writing of only 600,000 votes for Jonathan against the 1.2 million votes promised that they were to bring. This time, it won’t happen. They will go and cast votes and whatever is cast is what we will announce.
We are not interested in rigging or chasing people about with armoured tank. That is one thing. Secondly, the vice presidential candidate of the PDP is former governor, Peter Obi, my successor in Anambra State. I can tell you that those who are shouting that Obi is this and that are the elites who are looking for one thing or the other and people who don’t believe that Muhammadu Buhari has done something good in their lives because he is already building infrastructure for them. They want money. They want all the monies that have been trapped by the TSA to be pushed down again on the table for them to start taking. That one is no longer possible. Peter Obi hasn’t been a wonderful governor as people expected him to be because I am the one to tell you because I know what I handed over to him. He is making noise that he handed money over to Obiano. I was the first to leave money. I left N13.8 billion cash in the bank and I am not counting the bank shares we bought and dividends, but because of propagandists, they shouted that he left N80 billion for Obiano and I left a lot of infrastructure work done. So for people to say because he chose Obi this will happen is false. Nothing will happen. If anything, Peter Obi has no influence in South East apart from Anambra. Even in Anambra Central Senatorial district, we are going to battle him there. Presently I can tell you that in Anambra State Obi and I will struggle for the votes. We are not going to be pushed down like we were the last time.

What do you make of the recent endorsement of Atiku by the leadership of Ohanaeze?
Ohanaeze is a socio cultural organisation. In a bid to please their masters, they went overboard. First, they went overboard to do an endorsement in November 2018 and when the strategy committee of Ohanaeze confronted them in the executive, they denied. They said they endorsed them just like every other person whereas, the clips showed that they were in that meeting and 99.9 per cent of the people in attendance were from the PDP. Only very few came there without knowing that it was an induction and I am telling you we found it difficult to still conceal what they were doing. So, just two weeks ago, they put this meeting on a date that Mr. President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was visiting Anambra State to commission the conference centre. I personally spoke to the Ohanaeze President who is my personal friend of many years and I said to him we have a guest so he should do us that favour of moving this meeting. I told him that I had just received the invitation to another day so that we can all attend and so that the governors of the South East will also be involved. These were functions created for that day and he said no that he couldn’t do it because the meeting had been long fixed and so, finally he said we can move the hours from 11 am and I said fine. It was moved from 4 to 7pm. The governor of Ebonyi State, who is the chairman of governor’s forum, I called him.
So, by 6pm, we saw off the president at Enugu airport and we started heading to the meeting which we arrived around 6:30 pm and we were told that the meeting was concluded about 20 minutes past 5pm and that they had endorsed the candidate of the PDP. Two things are clear; Ohanaeze is a socio -cultural organisation not known for endorsement of any candidate. What you are supposed to be doing is to get the candidates here and get from them your demands and not going to endorse. It is there clear in our constitution that we are not aligning with any political party and some people have tried it before unfortunately they got their fingers burnt.
In 2015, the immediate predecessor of Nwodo, Prince Igali and the Secretary-General, went and endorsed President Jonathan and said it is Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan and that he is their brother. They failed because President Buhari beat Jonathan in 2015 election. The claim of marginalisation came because of that endorsement and even the award and allocation of votes that followed thereafter, some APC members used it against all of us in the APC. They said there was no vote from us and that the election was won without an input from the South East, and that gave rise to the famous 5 per cent.
In any case, we are all human beings. If someone looks you in the face and say ‘I will not vote for you’ and you eventually win the election and he didn’t vote for you and you saw that he didn’t vote for you, would you be very happy? You won’t be very happy. However, I am not trying to justify anything at. All I am saying is that, we can’t be adopting candidates.
But for our brothers who came to see Mr. President, it wasn’t an adoption. It was a case of coming to say thank you for the infrastructure development that has taken place in the South East. The second Niger Bridge we can see it. He (Buhari) has put out N3 billion. No other government has done it. He put it in the national budget and put it as a flagship project in Nigeria and we are funding it. It’s unlike the previous governments that say it should be done on an IPP basis.
Okonji Iweala told us when they came to the Senate caucus of the South East in 2011 that it was an IPP that they are doing on second Niger Bridge and investors are coming. I told them that they should clear away from here with the kind of proposal. We did a bridge to connect FCT which cost N80 billion. It was funded from federal budget and at that time they came the Niger Bridge was estimated at N110 billion and Madam Okonji and my friend Pius Anyim were saying that it would be built on IPP and I said no and that was what happened. Today, this man (Buhari) is building the second Niger Bridge. He is building Enugu to Okigwe, to Uhumaia, to Port Harcourt. These projects were abandoned in the last 16 years. He is building Enugu to Oji River, Awka to Onitsha also abandoned during PDP regime. So, I have no apologies to say that Buhari is doing well and that is what our people came to do by telling Mr. President thank you. The people who came are members of the Imobe who don’t believe in what Nwodo and his group have done.
A lot of us and the South East governors don’t believe in what they have done. Governor Obiano has voiced his own out. I have paid my dues. I was president of Aki ‘Ikenga for six years. So nobody can talk to me about Ohanaeze or Igbo politics and no one can tell me that he loves Igbo more than me. The Igbo of Anambra know that I love them more than any of these people that are parading themselves up and down. I put my life on the line for the people of Anambra State so that they would have good things and I am also ready to put it on the line again for the Igbo nation so that they can secure their future in the nation and the only way they can secure their freedom is for them to follow a man who has shown signs that he loves everybody, that he is working for everybody.
People say that Obi will be the vice president. What is Vice President? The position of a vice president is a standby generator. It is a spare tyre you can decide not to use your spare tyre for six years. I have a vehicle that is six years old and I have never used the spare tyre. So the shortest route for the president of Igbo extraction for the Igbo is for them to vote for APC and in 2023 by the rotation principle, it will come back to the South and when it comes back to the South on moral grounds it will be the turn of the people of the South East. So we must struggle for it and it starts now. We must show our party that we can deliver. We must show our party that if we are given the ticket in South East we can do something with it.

Is there any promise by the leadership of APC that the South East will get the presidency in 2023?
Well, decisions of this nature are not taken four years away from when it will happen. According to the late wordsmith of Nigerian politics, he said when ‘the come comes to become, the men would be separated from the boys.’ So when 2023 comes, the party will speak. We are being realistic. It is those that are saying the vice president in PDP is a step away from presidency that are building castle in the air and not us in APC.


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