picture.credit.newsrangers.com The sit-at-home order that was declared by the outlawed IPOB, the indigenous people of Biafra, is biting hard on the South East economy. What started as a joke has turned into a tradition. According to an Igbo proverb, "When an abomination stays for too long, it becomes a tradition".
The opposition People's Democratic Party, PDP has concluded its zoning arrangement and is set to announce by next week how key positions in the party were zoned. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state who headed the zoning committee will formally present his recommendations to the party at the NEC meeting of the PDP which is expected to take place on Wednesday next week.
The sit-at-home declared in the south eastern part of the country for over four weeks now, has continued to generate mixed reactions and feelings from different quarters in the country, especially in the region were the exercise is being observed. Well, there are different versions of news regarding the exercise, of which some say the exercise has been called off by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), while some others insist that the exercise must continue to hold every Monday of the week, until their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is released.
Photo Credit: The Conversation The Peoples Democratic Party is making a frantic effort to stabilise its ship and get ready for the 2023 general election. The party took a major step in that direction by setting up the National Convention Committee on Zoning, charged with developing a zoning formula for the PDP's National Working Committee offices.
The emergence of Islam in Igbo land started several decades ago. However, there are some state within the South East that the religion is thriving more than the rest. In this article, would be looking at these two states and some possible reasons why they are growing in population.
Photo Credit: Naija News A few months ago, there was high hope and expectations that the South East stood a chance to get the Presidential ticket of at least one of the two major political parties. This sentiment was buoyed by the loud complaints and agitations against marginalization of the region.
October 1: 2 Strategic Steps FG Should Take Against IPOB's Plan To Take Down The Nigerian Flag In SE
Every year since 1960, October 1 is set aside by the Nigerian government to celebrate the country's Independence Day. It is usually a day Nigeria remembers how far the nation has come from British rule to where we are now. As a matter of fact, Nigeria's independence came with a price that was paid through the sweat and toil of nationalists who saw the need for the country to be independent of its political, economic, cultural and religious affairs.
IPOB (Indigeneous People Of Biafra) members have caused a lot of issues across the states within the southeast region. They have organised many protests in the southeast region in order to cause tension within the area. (Biafra Agitators. Credit: Afriknews). However, the Nigerian military and police have been curtailing the activities of these IPOB members and they have stopped them from dividing the country with their agitations.
How 4 South East Political Leaders Voted Against Igbo Presidency During PDP Zoning Committee Meeting
Photo Credit: Naira Land The chance of the Peoples Democratic Party zoning its presidential ticket in favour of the South East region appears to be very slim. And political leaders in the region may have themselves to blame for this outcome, due to the lack of unity in their camp.
An aide to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe, has faulted the order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), banning the Nigerian flag in the South-East region. Joe Igbokwe The group also ordered a sit-at-home on the occasion of Nigeria's Independence anniversary.
Photo Credit: The Conversation Now the coast is becoming clearer with regards to power rotation in favour of the south within the ruling All Progressive Congress. More of the party chieftains, especially from the north have now come to terms with the reality of the Southern Presidency in 2023.
It is already a known fact that Nigeria is preparing for the next presidential election in 2023. Arguably, the 2023 election is fast approaching as the clamour for an Igbo President dominates debates in some quarters. As a matter of fact, agitation for an Igbo to become the next President is arguably backed by the demand of the 17 Southern governors that power should return to the Southern region after the Buhari APC led administration expired in 2023.
The Southern part of the country consist of 3 zones Which are, the South East, the South West and the South South zone, with the South East being considered one of the stronghold of the Opposition party People Democratic Party ( PDP) after it lost the 2015 general election presidential polls.
There are genuine demands by the Igbos who dominate the South East that they should be given the chance to produce the next President of Nigeria in 2023. By 2023, President Muhammadu Buhari will complete his second term and leave office. Since the South East has never produced the President despite having one of the three major ethnic groups in Nigeria, the demand is that the zone should be allowed to produce the next number one citizen of the country.
The activities of the Indigenous People Of Biafra in the South-East region of Nigeria for the past few months have been a thing of concern in the country. Since the arrest of the group leader, Nnamdi Kanu, the proscribed group has grown wild wings and has been terrorizing the peaceful coexisting of the people of Nigeria. IPOB has been giving strict orders to the people of the Southeast, forcing them into compliance. The proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, has been ordering the Southeast people not
(Photos Credit: Google) South East deserves justice in Nigeria, Gov Ortom carpets FG Benue State Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom has called on the Federal Government to provide critical infrastructure and development projects to South East zone and as well allocate resources and key appointments to the region in order to end violent agitations.
2 Key Things Yakasai Accused Igbos Of Lacking That May Force APC To Snub Them Ahead Of 2023 Election
Daily Post reported that a key member of The All Progressives Congress (APC) has now accused Igbos of lacking two key things that, according to him, would force the APC to snub the South-East when considering regions that the 2023 Presidency should be zoned to. Photo Credit: Daily Post.
As the race for the 2023 presidential election continues to dominate the national discourse, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, a former special adviser on Media to the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has bared his mind on the ongoing national discussion. Mr. Yakasai, who was a guest to Arise TV Morning Show on Friday stated that he supports the zoning of 2023 All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential ticket to Southern Nigeria, particularly, the South West Region.
Photo Credit: Blueprint There is a lot of despondence and disappointment in the South East following media reports that the region has lost out in the race to get Peoples Democratic Party's presidential ticket for the 2023 election. According to reports in Punch, the Ifeanyi Uguanyi led National Convention Zoning Committee has ceded the PDP chairmanship office to South.
The Governor of Benue state Samuel Ortom has come out to tell the federal government to construct infrastructural project in the south east including projects that will bring development. He told the government to also allocate enough resources to the south east and include them in key appointments in order to end rising agitations in the south east.