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Okorocha Laments Ojukwu’s Absence At APC Rally •Faults APGA-PDP Romance

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Rochas Okorocha (2)If Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, the late national leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) were to be alive, he would be the first to join the recently registered All Progressive Congress (APC), Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said.

The governor, who could not hold back the tears while speaking yesterday in Awka, the Anambra State capital at a rally to formally present Senator Chris Ngige as the consensus governorship candidate of the APC in the forthcoming Anambra governorship polls, lamented that the death of Ojukwu had left Ndigbo rudderless.

“Oh, I wish our leader, the Ikemba Ndigbo, were still alive to see the formation of APC. He should have asked Ndigbo to embrace it in their interest,” he cried.

Okorocha told those present at the Emmaus House in Awka that he believed that APC was “a truly national party that has the interest of the Igbo as one of its cardinal pursuits,” saying “that is why I want all of you to support the party because its symbol, the broom, is a sign of Igbo identity.”

He added that, “APGA is dead and what we have now is APGA-PDP and they want to extend their slavery of the Igbo people which we are out to fight against.”

Gov. Okorocha stated that a good number of people from the South-East geo-political zone hold “good national offices in the APC, including the Deputy National Chairman position occupied by Senator Annie Okonkwo.”

This, he said was an indication that if APC wins the 2015 nation’s election, “if an Igbo man does not become the vice president, he would become the Senate President or the national chairman of the APC.”

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  1. is not our party.

    August 24, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    If Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu is alive he will never support the party call APC Okorocha is talking about,

  2. Barrister Amaukwu

    August 24, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    I have beginning to realize that Rochas Okorocha cares for Igbos,
    All his defensive to APC is about the future of Igbos,
    That is a sign of good leader,
    Let our leaders who cares for future of Igbos listing to governor Rochas Okorocha.

  3. Nasir

    August 25, 2013 at 4:16 am

    Okorocha God bless you & I promise to be among your campaign team in the South-West & North if you happen to have interest in the presidency or if you present a credible & selfless candidate

  4. danny

    August 25, 2013 at 9:38 am

    The way i see all this. PDP is a fail party i no but GEJ did not cause it. An Ibo man is long over due to lead and the only way i can be part of APC is when an Ibo man is the Flag bearer. But one thing keep bothering me GEJ is from the South-South he represent the Minorities so to speak, this gentleman choosen by God have suffered more in leadership than any other leaders in Nigeria, all hands were on desk especially from the North to make sure he fail,to me i think we owe him 2015 to compensate him before an Ibo man comes in so that the equation will be balance. I rest my Case.

  5. cleden

    August 25, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Rochas people will not take you serious because we all know you’re a 4 1 9 man,wayo man.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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