NLNG Corporate Teamwork banner First bank FinTech summit Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Awka agog for Pro-Buhari rally

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 11/03/2017

Gmail icon

Views: 1,364

•Pro-Buhari campaigners.
•Pro-Buhari campaigners.

 

There was fanfare yesterday in Awka, Anambra State capital, as the city as thousands of youths from the 21 local government areas of the state turned out for a rally in support of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The rally, held at the famous Alex Ekwueme Square, caused a major traffic jam along the Enugu/Onitsha Expressway as the jubilant youths took the celebration beyond the venue to major roads of the city.

Threats issued days in advance by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOD) and the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) that they would not allow the pro-Buhari rally to take place did not deter the Buhari supporters, who rained praises on the President, who incidentally returned home that morning after 50 days medical vacation in London.

Addressing the crowd, the National Media Director of #We Stand For Buhari#, organisers of the event, Comrade Chijioke Onyekaonwu, said their support for the President was hinged on their decision to resist anything that would hamper the emergence of an Igbo President in 2023 after the tenure of Buhari.

His words: “History always repeats itself, but the Igbo proverb, ‘A tree does not prick a man’s eyes twice’, says it all as regards the Igbo political interest as it stands now.

“The Igbo political opportunity to clinch the presidency in 2015 was lost due to the political rascality and selfishness of the Igbo political elite who abandoned the project for a Northern candidate to complete the Yar’Adua administration’s second tenure which would have culminated in an Igbo presidency in 2015.

“Rather, they followed a suicidal support for the Jonathan Presidency, which ultimately killed the Igbo’s opportunity for the Presidency in 2015.

“We therefore support this administration to exhaust its mandate to give way to an Igbo Presidency in 2023 and we will resist any individual or group of persons who wants to elongate this process by disturbing this present administration.

“We have come out in large number to tell President Muhammadu Buhari that Ndigbo completely support his administration, and we will do whatever that is constitutionally permissible to make sure that his plan to make our lives better is achieved.

“We will stand against any person or group that tries anything whatsoever to derail this administration, and we will be very vocal in our stand that President Buhari is our president and he will remain so, while things change for good within his two-term tenure.”

Source News Express

Posted 11/03/2017 12:38:56 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
ICC must probe Buhari’s 3 years of human...

Police arrest fake presidential adviser

Nigeria @ 58: FG asked to declare emergency...

JTF impounds vessel laden with illegally refined diesel...

18 countries emerge as the most corrupt in...

AU Commission elects new Chairman

FG closes land borders for election

Army Special Forces knock out Boko Haram’s rocket...

HURIWA tells FG to declare state of security...

PHOTOS: At least 16 children rescued from rubble...

Imo APC crisis: Okorocha, Buhari meet again

APC writes off National Conference

 

Latest News Three girls perish in Nnewi motel fire after ‘Madam’ disappears with keys Court halts NNPC ongoing job recruitment New minimum wage will benefit everyone — NLC President Woman escapes third kidnap attempt, sends SOS to security agencies APC deploys 16 governors for Bayelsa, Kogi guber campaigns Mixed feelings over oil discovery in the north Oyo set to adopt anti-open grazing Intersociety traces real causes of Onitsha inferno •Condemns ‘medicine-after-death’ and crocodile tears’ IMB reports 30 per cent drop in piracy attacks in Nigeria as NIMASA’s deep blue project kicks off Cashless policy: CBN exempts embassies, donor agencies, others Lagos alerts public to outbreak of monkey pox FG, Russian government to partner in reviving Ajaokuta Coy — Minister

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (551,653 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (447,657 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (395,255 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (330,960 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (299,216 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (265,332 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (256,225 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (253,567 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (235,074 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (221,231 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (198,709 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (195,914 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (105) Business & Economy (4,500) Business Verdict (85) Columnists (1,131) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (218) Entertainment (692) Features (834) Global Business Monitor (467) ICT Monitor (66) International (4,091) Interview (204) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (174) Maggie's Blog (452) News (52,825) Opinion (1,398) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,585) Religion (1,111) Sports (2,196) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera