2023: Fulani youths meet Igbo elders, endorse Obi/Datti for presidency
Fulani youths in Nigeria, under the aegis of Endan Fulaku, yesterday, endorsed the candidature of Mr Peter Obi of the Labour Party as their presidential candidate for the forthcoming general elections.
National President of the group, Dr Ibrahim Abdullahi, confirmed Obi’s endorsement when he led members of the socio-cultural organisation to meet with the Igbo Elders Consultative Forum, under the leadership of former Anambra governor, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, in Abuja.
According to him, the coming together of Igbo and Fulani ethnic nationalities was critical to the unity and stability of the nation, adding that the political alliance of the North and the East had saved the nation on several occasions in the past.
He said: “It’s also on record that when the two regions found themselves at loggerheads with each other, it resulted into the unfortunate Nigeria Civil War, which not even our worst enemy could ever wish for us. “The current president is our kinsman but we have come to realise from experience that you don’t need to have someone from your tribe or faith as president before your lives improve. What we need is somebody that is patriotic, honest, just and fair. In Nigeria, Fulani are no longer after tribal or religious sentiments (in politics).
“On this note, I wish to call on the entire North to support Obi’s presidential aspiration not only because Obi is the best presidential material, but because it is key to the unity, stability and prosperity of our nation. “We are looking for a leader that is capable of taking Nigeria to the promised land. We have realised that these two tribes, Fulani and Igbo, coming together to work for the good of Nigeria will be the best.
I wish to call on our members to work tirelessly to ensure that they reach out to the entire nooks and crannies of the nation to canvass for support of the candidate. We shall soon reach out to other ethnic nationalities and geopolitical zones. “You should also know that this is not the first time. The alliance between the two ethnic groups in the first and second Republics brought prosperity to the country. Though we are still licking the wounds of the civil war and of course, we have offended ourselves but we are doing this to bring about the much-needed healing.”
Please, withdraw your lawsuits, Tinubu begs Owan-Enoh, Eta
The candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has begged Senator John Owan-Enoh and Mary Eta to drop their lawsuits against the party’s governorship candidate. He made the appeal, yesterday, during his South South town hall meeting with stakeholders at the Cultural Centre in Calabar, Cross River State.
Recall that Owan-Enoh, who was one of the governorship aspirants of the party but lost to Senator Bassey Otu at the party primary in May, had sued the party and Otu. Owan-Enoh, however, lost the two suits against Otu at Federal and Appeal courts. Eta also contested for the Senate seat for the Central Senatorial District of the state in the primary but lost to the present House of Assembly Speaker, William Eteng.
Tinubu, who called both aggrieved members of the party to the stage shortly before the town hall meeting commenced, said: “Mary Eta and I didn’t start today, we have been friends long ago. And Senator John Owan-Enoh, no matter what, you are bound to be disappointed as far as you are human but please, withdraw your lawsuits. Let us work together.”
Tinubu, who described himself as a front wheel driver, said moving Nigeria forward was the only reason he was running to be the President come 2023 elections. He said: “I am a front wheel driver, driving Nigeria forward is the only reason I am running.
“Division, anger, breaking apart will not solve Nigeria’s problem. It is only building a team of intellectuals, visionaries that we can build a great Nigeria.” He commended the Governor, Ben Ayade, for his industrialisation drive and bringing the state to limelight. He also commended Senator Florence Ita Giwa for her work for humanity.
Source: The Guardian
‘General Hospital’ star, Sonya Eddy is dead
General Hospital star, Sonya Eddy has passed on at the age of 55. Her close friend, Octavia Spencer confirmed her death in a statement shared on Tuesday, December 20. Octavia described Eddy as a “creative angel”, while also revealing that she died on Monday night.
The actor wrote;
“My friend Sonya Eddy passed away last night.
“The world lost another creative angel. Her legions of General Hospital fans will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones, friends and fans.”
Eddy appeared in 543 episodes of General Hospital in her role as Epiphany Johnson, a head nurse and mother of the late Stan Johnson. She also appeared in a whole host of other productions, including Patch Adams, Monk, Glee, Castle, Reba, and Fresh Off The Boat.
Her career kicked off when her first big break came in 1995 when she landed a role on The Drew Carey show