Former Nigeria’s vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has assured the people of South East region of good business successes and strong economy when elected.
The Commissioner representing South East Zone and the Organised Private Sector in the commission, Chief Nkemka Jombo-Ofo said this on Tuesday while briefing newsmen in Enugu.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari had done well for the South East, hence the February 16 election would be a payback time.
Members of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria in the South East geo political zone have unanimously endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for a second term in office for entrenching peace and good governance as well as his accommodating gesture in governance.
“In few days to come IPOB high command will release a blueprint and how this election boycott will be achieved and it’s benefit to Biafrans, IPOB will evoke high level of civil disobedience next month to make it effective so as Biafrans will realize how much determined we are.” The group said the Federal Government, South East governors mostly Okezie Ikpeazu, David Umahi and Willie Obiano including Ohaneze Ndigbo led by Nnia Nwodo who conspired and brought in soldiers to the zone for operation python dance to frighten the people to trigger panic, apprehension and fear in the minds of Biafrans who believe in Biafra restoration project.
The breakdown also indicated that the South-South has 12.8 million voters with a percentage of 15.29; the South East has 10.05 million voters representing 11.97 per cent; and the South-West has 16.2 million voters representing 19.39 per cent.
Ahead of the forthcoming elections, the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has declared that there was no division within the ranks of the South East Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
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The defunct Eastern House of Assembly (now comprising South East and South South zones) on May 10, 1956, abrogated the obnoxious practice through an act of parliament.
President, Celibacy International Initiative, Mr. Joseph Okechukwu is one of the conveners of the December 28, 2018 meeting, which took place at Nri, Anambra State, where traditional rulers from the South East and South South abolished the Osu Caste System.