Presidential Election 2019: Patience Jonathan, Okorocha And Others Listed As Igbo Candidates

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at 03:03 PM, 19/06/2017 (10 months ago)
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The Deputy Senate President, the former Anambra state Governor, the Imo State Governor, the immediate past first lady, and more have been shortlisted as possible candidates for presidency ahead of 2019 elections.  Three Igbo groups, the World Igbo Youth Congress (WIYC), Igbo Students’ Association (ISA) and South-East Women Professionals (SWP), have shortlisted prominent Igbo politicians to run for presidency in 2019.
 The decision came after its extra-ordinary general meeting held in Abia at the weekend. This came few days after the Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) declared that there would be no going back on Igbo presidency in 2019. The OYC had declared should it not realise Igbo presidency in 2019, it would see to the actualisation of Biafra in 2020.
A communique issued after the meeting was signed by Francis Njoku and Glory Izuora, president and secretary, respectively, for ISA, and Dr. Mrs. Nkem Nwuzor and Dr. Mrs. Helen Dike-Orji for SWP. Deputy President General of WIYC, worldwide, Dr Francis Ugwu, read out the communique to the media.
“It is common knowledge that Igbo are grossly marginalised in every sphere of the nation, the position of the presidency inclusive. “These cries of marginalisation have consistently fuelled Biafra agitation and the only way to end these agitations is to demonstrate, not just in words, but in practical terms, that Igbo are part owners of the Nigeria project. So, having examined these issues, we, hereby, align ourselves with the position of Ohanaeze Youth Council, Worldwide, as we kick-off an aggressive campaign for Igbo presidency.
 “The following names have been shortlisted as possible presidential candidates of Igbo extraction: the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, former Anambra Governor, Peter Obi, Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, former Abia Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, immediate past first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, Air Comodore Ebitu Ukiwe, (retd.), Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (retd.), Oby Ezekwesili, Prof. Pat Utomi, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim and Senator Hope Uzodinma, among others. These and many more w
ill pass through screening by the Igbo Presidency Project Committee. “We assure them that efforts are on top gear and funds will be mobilised across the world for their campaign.” Meanwhile, Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has warned Igbo leaders to desist from the clamour and campaign for Igbo presidency in 2019.  The group said there was no going back on Biafra restoration as championed by its group and other genuine Biafra agitators.
It said there will be no election in Biafran land in 2019. The group insisted that the election day will be like May 30, 2017, or even worse because they would defend the land and the people. MASSOB’s National Director of Information, Edeson Samuel, in a statement yesterday, disassociated the group from any visit to Aso Rock because according to him, the group was not informed.
“MASSOB, after studying the move by some faceless groups, trying to take undue advantage of the clamour for Biafra by our group, IPOB and other genuine pro-Biafran  agitators, said the faceless group thought that by campaigning for Igbo presidency in 2019, will make them relevant in Nigeria politics.”
samuelichebi at 03:08 PM, 19/06/2017 (10 months ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Tongue Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
ficull at 03:24 PM, 19/06/2017 (10 months ago)
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Mama pee? You've gotta be kidding moi.
Jeonleon at 03:34 PM, 19/06/2017 (10 months ago)
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You guys just messed up that list by including The Dame.
baros2017 at 03:41 PM, 19/06/2017 (10 months ago)
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baros2017 at 03:42 PM, 19/06/2017 (10 months ago)
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okorocho is not an igbo man, he is an hausa
Haso112 at 04:04 PM, 19/06/2017 (10 months ago)
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Come 2019, Na vote we go vote, if una win, all fair and square, but if una lose come dey threaten with una BIAFRA, then una need to rethink.. Nice list by the way, na una win, una never tell us name of una party sha.....!
benosky4 at 04:08 PM, 19/06/2017 (10 months ago)
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Lmoa, okorocha, patience Jonathan... Odi egwu.

gogoman at 04:10 PM, 19/06/2017 (10 months ago)
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Okorocha can go for it but not that thief woman
Wazubia at 04:44 PM, 19/06/2017 (10 months ago)
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Mykie010 at 04:59 PM, 19/06/2017 (10 months ago)
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I am not in support of these thieves u are mentioning,I know these youths must have been bribed
Larry28 at 05:12 PM, 19/06/2017 (10 months ago)
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crocatum at 05:59 PM, 19/06/2017 (10 months ago)
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what does mama pie know, only to cry when boko haram is attacking, she will cry and cry in her fortified mansion, while people are killed, she don't know how to communicate,she has no ideas about national development.
chukkychukky at 07:07 PM, 19/06/2017 (10 months ago)
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everybodyhappy at 08:06 PM, 19/06/2017 (10 months ago)
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princezzo at 08:21 PM, 19/06/2017 (10 months ago)
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nobody will vote for patience Jonathan and okorocha

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abuco at 10:47 PM, 19/06/2017 (10 months ago)
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what about Mrs Iweala?
Asterimou at 11:35 PM, 19/06/2017 (10 months ago)
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Are these people really serious? Igbos just want to produce a president by all means without caring who is nominated. A leader from the North really said the Igbos are not good in politics. its very obvious from this list.
Firstly, at a time people are clamoring for young president, Igbos are feeding old cargoes? Its one thing to produce a president, its another thing to bring a credible candidate that will appeal to all Nigerians. This people are never serious in what they do. shame! How will anyone in his right senses ever list Patience as a possible candidate? is this for real? Patience of all people? Some of the nominees are old cargoes, others have been convicted of one form of corruption or another. who among them is marketable? maybe Pat and Ekwezeli.
Please my fellow Igbos, sit down and go back to the drawing board. think about what you really want. You just want someone from the East to be president without caring if that person is capable of  helping you achieve your dreams or not. Please for your information, you people are becoming noise makers in Nigeria. make una pack well abeg. Nonses.
osarobo62 at 11:48 PM, 19/06/2017 (10 months ago)
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i hope they put Evans name on the list too....a lot of Ibos look up to him
chizzyG at 03:35 AM, 20/06/2017 (10 months ago)
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Quote from: osarobo62 on 11:48 PM, 19/06/2017
i hope they put Evans name on the list too....a lot of Ibos look up to him
What's the meaning of this your comment nah?why this kind of insult?
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