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Can An Igbo Man Ever Rule Nigeria?

From what has been happening in Anambra politics for the past three months or thereabout over the State Governorship Election. The battle of the titans between Chekwas Okorie and Victor Umeh of APGA over leadership tussle and PDP bringing out forty Six candidates for primary.

If I may ask what can you read from this political scenario in Anambra State does it mean an average Igbo man is power crazy? Please my question is this, with all this happening can an Igbo man ever rule Nigeria?

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but the hausa-yoruba have put nigeria in coma

throughtout the years!!

what next?

will the oduduwa trait let these people ever see things or good?? well i dnt know

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I expect a president from anywhere in Nigeria but taking into consideration present political permutations

it will be very appropriate to elect a competent and qualified Igboman as a president, in the right circumstance. What is

required is a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction. Honestly, i shudder when people use RULING . I do

not like that word as it gives me the impression of a towering/flaming/fire spittiing, be all end all

nonentity who will knock us into submission. Nigerian use of this word in its literal meaning is

what causes tiffs amongst us.

Otherwise, given the right national platform and of course good behaviour from voters/parties

electoral officials. No one should use the Anambra scenario to judge the Igbos as it is a product of their worldview

and there is nothing they or anyone can do about it. They are capable of handling this matter and they will do the

same when they will be required to bring out a president from among themselves. It may even turn out to be in our own

best interests as their system could bring out the best. i hate all this issue of consensus candidacy.

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What a silly thread. The last time I checked there are 5 to 7 states where Igbos are native in very large number but somehow Anambra state is the one that represents Igboland? I am proudly Anambra and glad my people are determined to not let PDP take over their state like they have done in other states.

Ekiti state has been in turmoil for the longest so in your logic Yoruba ppl should never rule Nigeria? Yeah we've seen your style of leadership from North to West and its nothing to boast about so be quiet and worry about yours. The way you people obsess yourselves with us you  should start naming your kids Igbo. Hissssss

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You have really shown the FOOL you are. You are drawing your conclusion from the fact that Anambrarians have refused to give in to the corrupt PDP, that have swept most states in Nigeria via their rigging. What do you have to say about this? Nigeria has refused to work becos an Igbo man has not been allowed to take up the leadership. 2 of the so-called major ethnic groups have ruled and failed. Do you not think it needs an Igbo man to make the difference. Remove Igbos from Nigeria and businessses in Nigeria will surely colapse. This guys are the engine room when it comes to business. They are known for starting business from the scratch. Oh I pity this country and its deplorable economic condition.

Let me also inform you that Nigeria has been ruled with lies. Your president still promises 6000 megawatts in the next 2 months, where as there is nothing on groung to show for it. 7 point agenda without achieving any one of them in his 1st tenure, pepharps he may ask for 3rd term to fulfill them. LOL

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It is because some Igbo haters especially from a certain section of southern Nigeria do not want Igbos to rest. The however forget that the child who says his/her mom will not sleep is also not sleeping

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why do we always have ''Igbo man'' threads here. Where are the other ethnic groups?

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Can a sane mammal ever rule Nigeria?

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Anambra: How Ojukwu secured Obi's candidacy

By Sunny Igboanugo (Lagos), Rotimi Akinwumi (Abuja) and Emma Nzomiwu (Enugu)

Facts emerged on Saturday on how the intervention of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu cleared the way for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State as the consensus candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) for the 2010 governorship election.

Chekwas Okorie, factional Chairman of the APGA told a press conference on Saturday in Abuja, that his faction late Friday night decided to accept the request that Obi be allowed to contest on the platform of the party in the spirit of reconciliation and intervention by Ojukwu.

He said they discovered that the Presidency and Ojukwu had intervened and that they have collectively agreed to meet this week to finalise discussion regarding Obi's candidature based on INEC directives.

The two AGPA factions, it was gathered, have been given an extension of five days to sort out there terms of reconciliation on Obi as their consensus candidate.

Obi, was picked by the Victor Umeh faction of APGA as it's governorship candidate while

Okorie had gone to INEC to submit the name of a former member of House of Representative, George Ozodinobi as its candidate for the same election on Friday, but Okorie's form was rejected by INEC acting on orders from above.

According to a letter written to Okorie by INEC on Friday, signed by Regina Omo -Agege, Ag. Director, Political Parties Monitoring and Liaison, the rejection of Okorie's candidate was occasioned by a letter written to the commission by Ojukwu on October 6, three days before the deadline for submission of names of party candidates for the election.

It was gathered that the commission was at a cross road on what to do with the party with Okorie and Umeh laying claim to the National Chairmanship until Ojukwu's intervention

Ojukwu, it was gathered, approached the Presidency to intervene in ensuring that his personality as an Igbo leader is not rubbished by the attempt by INEC to shut out APGA from the race.

INEC it was said, was ordered to consider Ojukwu's candidate and find a way of bringing the factions to a negotiation table.

This was eventually done on Friday as INEC kept Okorie waiting for hours at its National Headquarters where he had gone to submit the nomination form of Ozodinobi, the candidate from his faction.

An INEC letter explaining why Okorie's candidate was rejected read: "We refer to a letter written by Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu to the Honourable Chairman on 6th October 2009, requesting that Forms CF001, CF002 and all other forms including Nomination, Withdrawal of Candidate form, Substitution of Candidate Form or any other form relevant to the conduct of the 2010 Governorship Election in Anambra State for the All Progressive Grand Alliance be released to him.

"The request was informed by the intractable leadership tussle in APGA which has left the party without a clear leadership.

"The Commission after due consideration, is according to his request in the light of the effort already initiated by its Alternative Dispute Resolution Unit to possibly settle the dispute in APGA and thereby ensure that the leadership dispute does not do permanent damage to the genuine political ambition of credible aspirants within the party for the 2010 governorship election.

"I have been directed to inform you sir, that the relevant forms for APGA should be released to Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu in his capacity as Chairman, Board of Trustee of APGA.

"The Forms will only be signed on behalf of APGA by individuals acceptable to the commission, preferably Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu and Barrister Bello Umar."

Though Okorie disclosed that he was yet to discuss the issue with an enlarged forum of his people, he added that the condition is acceptable to him because of his belief in genuine reconciliation.

But Ozodinobi, who was at the high table with members of Okorie's National working Committee expressed his reservations about the development, saying it was an insult to his ambition and efforts put into the race to securing the ticket under Okorie.

He noted that he was not consulted before the matter was agreed on and that he will consult and take appropriate actions on ensuring that his mandate was restored.

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It therefore counselled the ruling party at the national level to take time off from seeking elective positions and cure itself of the several maladies within its rank before returning to the turf.

This is coming as an upbeat former Governor of the State, Dr. Chris Ngige, expressed confidence that the Action Congress (AC) would take over from the APGA, the party that removed him from power through the courts, about four years ago. He described Obi's regime as a colossal failure

The PPA was referring to inability of the PDP to elect a governorship candidate in the state without rancour owing to the disagreement among the 48 candidates it paraded for last week's failed congresses.

"It is the view of our party that the PDP should bow out and leave the scene for serious -minded parties. It should go and cure itself of the various diseases afflicting it because of the filthy environments it has been operating in since 1999. This is a party that was in control of the entire South East at the beginning. But because of its high -handedness, arrogance and complete disregard for the wills, aspirations and interests of the people, it has continued to degenerate till now nobody is ready to touch it.

"The travails the PDP is going through today is self -inflicted, because it epitomises fraud, corruption and lack of principles. Touching it is like embracing a leper. I can tell you that PDP will never win any other state in the South East.

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The APGA debacle is over. Ojukwu has shown his clout by settling the problem. Now this poster can take his eeddiioottiicc topic and shove it down his throat.

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Only Anambra is equal to all Igbos?

What about the other 4 states? How often do you hear of any political tussle there?

Would it be right to stupidly conclude that Ekiti, Osun, Ogun or Oyo are equal to Yorubas? Or Kano, Yobe and Kaduna equal to Hausas?

If for nothing, I give kudos to the people of Anambra, Edo and Lagos for standing up and having their choices voted to power.

As for you and wherever you come from; I will only see you as a moronic coward for complaining about one of our true democracies.

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