Apparently these thoughts and arguments have been on for quite some time now. A feeling of marginalization and hatred by the Igbos from other tribes.
The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo who spoke at a two-day Igbo Day Celebration in Owerri, at the Imo State palace of the Traditional Rulers Council, an event hosted by the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, insisted that the challenges facing the Igbo nation have not been addressed.
According to him, other tribes in the country hate the Igbos because of their industry and perseverance. Nwodo told those present that the solution to the challenges in the country, would be to restructure Nigeria completely.
“Restructuring Nigeria will end the marginalisation in the Southeast and South South part of this country.
“This problem which started for decades have not been addressed by successive governments and it is the reason for which we are experiencing these levels of agitations in the country.
“Ndigbo have had and are still having unmitigated hatred from other tribes in Nigeria as a result of their industry and perseverance.”
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Former minority leader of the Senate, Sen. Godswill Akpabio (APC-Akwa Ibom) has blasted the dup of Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, saying they are both weak and should therefore resign peacefully for their own sake.
Senator Akpabio noted that the duo’s inability to deliver speeches during President Buhari’s budget presentation is a sign of their weakness.
says Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki and Speaker Mr Yakubu Dogara’s inability to deliver speech during President Muhammadu Buhari’s budget presentation is a sign of weakness urging them to resign peacefully.
News men report that Saraki and Dogara were expected to make opening and closing remarks respectively before and after the presentation. However, the rowdy session at the presentation made it impossible for the two presiding officers to deliver their speech. Reacting to the development, Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom state, said Saraki and Dogara could not speak because they were no longer qualified to do so.
“They really couldn’t talk because they shouldn’t be sitting on those seats since they now belong to a minority party. “When I was in the minority party, I was the minority leader; I wasn’t the Senate President. “So I will expect that what has happened today should be a wake up call on the Speaker and the Senate President to resign peacefully,” he said. On the rowdy session, he said such action was a characteristic of a parliament all over the world. “But you could also notice that the majority party, the APC, showed its strength. There was a lot of quietness; there was a lot of silence whenever the President was making key points. “The rest was just normal nuances of politics,” he said.
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