Friday, 1 March 2019

Imo APC chieftain fires Ohanaeze for congratulating Buhari on his re-election

As Ohanaeze faction congratulates Buhari
By Dennis Agbo & Chinonso Alozie
OWERRI—A chieftain of Imo State All
Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Livinus
Okwara, yesterday berated the
leadership of
Ohanaeze Ndigbo regarding it’s stand on the
just concluded presidential election which
produced President Muhammadu Buhari as
winner.
Okwara told newsmen in Owerri that
Ohanaeze had failed to lead the Ndigbo
to the promised land.
It should be recalled that Ohanaeze
reportedly adopted the Presidential
candidate of the Peoples Democratic
Party, PDP, as it’s presidential candidate
for last Saturday’s election which he
(Atiku) lost to Buhari.
However, Okwara said that Buhari’s return
was a victory for progressives in the country.
He also added that Buhari would not support
indispline at any level in the process of
governance.
The APC stalwart mentioned that one of
Buhari’s achievements that earned him re-
election was the whistle-blower policy.
According to Okwara, the policy aided in the
fight against corruption and spurred
Nigerians to join in the campaign of exposing
all forms of corrupt practices.
He said that, “Buhari has put down
consolidated fund that will last beyond the
issue of waiting for the budget. Listen to me
now, Buhari is not backing sharia law as
people are saying.
“I will like to say that Ohanaeze should be
scrapped because they have been causing
problems. You hear today that they support
this person and the next day, they support
another person and now look at where they
have landed us.”
Ohanaeze faction congratulates Buhari
Meanwhile, a faction of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has
congratulated President Muhammandu Buhari
on his victory at the presidential election held
in February 23, 2019.
Addressing journalists in Enugu yesterday,
the suspended Secretary General of Ohanaeze,
Uche Okwukwu said that Buhari’s victory has
shown that the president has been on the
right course in the last four years.
Okwukwu noted that Ndigbo were deeply happy
that Buhari secured more votes in Igbo land
than he got in 2015.
“We urge all Nigerians and the international
community to accept the verdict as the
election was adjudged free, credible,
transparent and peaceful.
“We also call on all not to heat up the polity
through unguarded utterances and actions,”
Okwukwu stated.
He disclosed that they will soon pay a visit to
President Buhari to formally congratulate him
and present a charter of demands.
Okwukwu accused President General of
Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo of deceiving
and misleading Ndigbo, adding that he should
have gotten facts and followed the
Constitution of Ohanaeze before taking a
decision of such magnitude.

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