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2023: Yoruba group drums support for Igbo presidency

By: dayan (M) |Time : September 30, 2020, 04:34:18 AM
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Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan and Sunday Ani

A  group, Igbo for President Solidarity Congress (IPSC), has said the South East should be allowed to produce president in 2023 in order to sustain the indivisibility of the nation.

National President of IPSC, Dr. Olukayode OshinAriyo, made the call at a press conference in Ibadan, Oyo State, yesterday.

“As sons and daughters of Oduduwa, having iron cast faith in unity in diversity, believing that Nigeria was founded by consciousness of God  and trusting that Nigeria will bounce back to become just, peaceful and egalitarian nation free of wants, diseases, poverty, corruption and insecurity, hereby proclaim that for the sake of peace, unity, justice and equity, we wholeheartedly support Nigerian president of Igbo extraction come 2023,” OshinAriyo said.

He called for a Memorandum of Understanding between an Igbo presidential aspirant and Yoruba leaders covenanting effective implementation of restructuring as enunciated in the 2014 conference report.

“In consonance with Federal Character Principle as entrenched in 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), commonsensical and conscientiously, power should rotate to South Eastern zone of Nigeria. A man or woman of Igbo extraction as Nigerian president will be a nationalist, cerebral leader with analytical minds to proffer surest solution to multi-dimensional socio-economic and political challenges, confronting Nigeria as a nation. We state emphatically and without self-contradiction that the Yoruba love the peace and prosperity that abound in Nigeria, therefore, want to remain in the union. The Yoruba do not want to be president come 2023 general elections, having served a wholesale eight years as President from 1999 to 2007, and by 2023 as Vice President for another eight years. Between 1999 and 2023, the north would have served as President and Vice President for 20 years, South West for 16 years and South South for six years,” he said.

Meanwhile, a coalition of Yoruba group in the Diaspora, Yoruba One Voice (YOV), has alleged plot by a popular Lagos politician to disrupt a peaceful protest by the group slated for tomorrow.

A statement signed by the group’s spokesperson,  Zacheaus Somorin claimed the politician plans to sponsor miscreants to disrupt the peaceful protest.

The group claimed information from its sources revealed that each of the 500 hoodlums would be given N5 000 each to carry out the task.

“Ideologically, YOV is no longer interested in a country that is seeking loan to develop another country, Niger Republic to be specific, with a rail network. We are not interested in a country that finds it palpably impossible to provide adequate security, electricity, quality road, food security, job security, affordable housing scheme, quality education, and good public health sector. Nigeria is a country that doesn’t believe in the rule of law, hence, fated to have a negative image, globally.

“The Nigerian-state is preponderant with nepotism – a centrally minded and clannish leader. This is evident in the Katsina State’s situation where 22 federal projects are actively going on, including refineries,” the statement read in part

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Re: 2023: Yoruba group drums support for Igbo presidency

By: dayan (M) |Time : September 30, 2020, 04:48:09 AM
This is a noble gesture on the part of this Yoruba group, but in all honesty, the majority of Igbo have moved past this 2023 thingy.

Most Igbo are usually decades ahead when it comes to what they want. They fought for a separate country 53 years ago, citing problems that other Nigerians are only seeing today!

For years they joined other eminent Yoruba leaders to clamour for a restructuring of Nigeria, but it all fell on deaf ears.

Once the ruling Fulani failed to restructure Nigeria, it was only a matter of time before they showed their hands.
And when they did, Nigerians who joined in fighting against the Igbo in Biafra came to a moment of truth.

Today, the Igbo are really thinking along what this other Yoruba group (YOV) said below:

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“Ideologically, YOV is no longer interested in a country that is seeking loan to develop another country, Niger Republic to be specific, with a rail network. We are not interested in a country that finds it palpably impossible to provide adequate security, electricity, quality road, food security, job security, affordable housing scheme, quality education, and good public health sector. Nigeria is a country that doesn’t believe in the rule of law, hence, fated to have a negative image, globally.

“The Nigerian-state is preponderant with nepotism – a centrally minded and clannish leader. This is evident in the Katsina State’s situation where 22 federal projects are actively going on, including refineries,” the statement read in part

What would work for the Igbo is that Nigeria disintegrates and probably re-constitutes according to shared values and willingness by Nigerian groups to form a country (or countries) that can work without the need to constantly feed it with human blood. 
It can be done if there are no hidden agenda to forcefully islamize, Fulanize, "dip Quran in the sea", or take over other peoples lands.
A pan-Africanist can break and reconstitute Nigeria for greatness, but while I was thinking along these lines, it suddenly dawned on me that there has NEVER been a Fulani Pan Africanist. If you know any, please tell me!

Re: 2023: Yoruba group drums support for Igbo presidency

By: dayan (M) |Time : September 30, 2020, 05:04:42 AM
For more perspective on my position above, please read these two news articles below:


Women protest herdsmen’s destruction of farms in Ebonyi



Chijioke Agwu, Abakaliki

Women from four communities of Nkpoghoro, Ugwuenu,Ohaisu and Itim,in Afikpo North local area of Ebonyi have protested against the incessant destruction of their farms by herdsmen living in the area.

The women numbering hundreds who marched through the major roads in the area,  carried sticks and drew marks on their faces and bodies with native chalks, called on the governments to immediately call the herders to order.

The women who also marched to the Afikpo North council Headquarters lamented that the destruction of their farm lands and streams which were the major sources of water in the area was on the increase and called on the state and federal governments to intervene before the matter snowballed into killings.

One of their leaders, Madam Ogwu Idume, said ‘’several efforts have been made previously through discussions with the head of the Hausa/Fulani community in Afikpo with no results’’

 Addressing the protesters, Chairman of Afikpo North local Government  Area, Oby Oko-enyi, represented by the Coordinator of Afikpo North Development Centre, Mrs.Amuche Otunta Godwin, appealed for calm, adding that violence would not resolve the matter.

She urged the women to stop further protests on the matter, assuring them that the government would wade into the matter and address their complaints as soon as possible.

‘’I appreciate your peaceful protest and commend your courage and efforts.

“But I charge to toe the path of peace and calm. Go home and stop further protests,because the government will soon look into your complaints,” she said.

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By: dayan (M) |Time : September 30, 2020, 05:06:21 AM
BREAKING: Two dead as unknown assailants attack Fulani herdsmen’s camp in Ebonyi

By Peter Okutu

No fewer than two unidentified persons have been reportedly killed at Ukwu-Achi Ishieke in Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

The killing of the two persons was said to be herdsmen related.

Vanguard investigation revealed that many members of the affected Community were seen running helter-skelter for fear of being arrested by the police.

Ukwu-Achi Ishieke, the Location of the incident is partly along Enugu-Abakaliki Expressway.

When contacted, the Ebonyi State Police Spokesperson, DSP Loveth Odah, who stated that she didn’t have enough information about the development, promised to get back to Vanguard on the matter.

“I don’t have information about the said clash but the Commissioner of Police and I were planning to go to the scene to ascertain the situation.”

Meanwhile, in a press release by the Police Command signed by the PPRP, the Commissioner of Police, CP Sule Maku, stated that investigation into the matter had commenced in earnest.

“The Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State Command, CP Philip Sule Maku, has condemned the attack on Fulani Herdsmen Camp at Ukwuachi Forest Ishieke in Ebonyi LGA of the State, which resulted to the death of two (2) persons one Adamu Ibrahim ‘m’ 7 years and Jubril Ibrahim ‘m’ 15years living two (2) others critically injured, who are currently receiving treatment at AE-Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki.

“One Ado Ibrahim, a Fulani herdsman, who reported at Ishieke Division stated that the victims are his grandchildren and that the attack took place at their camp in the aforementioned area while the children were sleeping after cow grazing on the 28th September 2020 by 9 pm.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police who undertook a tour to the area has ordered a full-scale investigation into the matter with a view to arresting the perpetrators who fled the scene immediately after the incident.

“He also urges the general public especially herders to remain calm and not to embark on any reprisal attack as the Command under his watch will live no stone on a turn for the interest of justice.”

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Re: 2023: Yoruba group drums support for Igbo presidency

By: dayan (M) |Time : September 30, 2020, 05:12:43 AM
The news articles above demonstrate why the issue for the Igbo in 2023, is NOT presidency.

The Fulani are NOT indigenous to Ebonyi state, but they NEVER acquire lands legally to settle.

They simply move their cattle and settle wherever they want, grazing their cattle on the farms of indigenes.
And in instances they rape and kill at will.

And police usually does nothing when Fulani commits these crimes.

But, see how the police is promising to arrest the killers of these Fulani people? And they will!

ALL KILLERS SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE, but Fulani should go back to their part of Nigeria AND STAY THERE to forestall a predictable breakdown in law and order.

These things are the reason no sane Igbo is interested in 2023 presidency.
They mostly want out of the Nigerian cyclical violence and bedlam.

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