Published On: Fri, Jul 26th, 2013

2015: Endorsement of Jonathan by Igbo Politicians Shameful- APC Chieftain

President Goodluck Jonathan

LAGOS JULY 24TH (URHOBOTODAY)-A chieftain of Action Congress of Nigeria ACN and yet to be registered All Progressive Congress APC, in Enugu state, Dr. Ben Nwoye, yesterday descended on some Igbo politicians for endorsing president Goodluck Jonathan for a second term in office, describing the act as shameful and unfortunate.
Our Correspondent reports that some politicians from south east sates led by former Minister of Health, Chief Silas Illo, met last week in Enugu under a body, called ” Rebuild Nigeria Initiative project 1″,
during which they threw their full weight behind President Jonathan’s second term in office.
Illo, who is the group’s caucus chairman in south east zone, had earlier in his remarks at the meeting, called on the entire Igbo race to support the Jonathan’s reelection project.
But reacting to the decision in a chat with newsmen in Enugu, Dr. Nwoye, a human Rights activist and lawyer, regretted that personalities as the former Minister of health, and One time military Administrator of Imo state, Comodore Anthony Ogugua could involve themselves in such shameless group.
According to him, it is quite unfortunate that those who supposed to be leaders in Igbo land, are the ones misleading the people , just because of their personal and selfish interest.
Dr. Nwoye, who was the Enugu east senatorial candidate of ACN in 2011, also wondered why any right thinking fellow or group should be drumming support for a president whom he alleged has nothing
to offer, even if given another chance.
While warning Igbo leaders especially PDP politicians to stop taking the Igbo nation for a ride, he enjoined Ndigbo and Nigerians to embrace APC, saying it remains the only alternative political platform that has all it takes to rescue the nation from its present political and economic woes occasioned by PDP bad governance.
Nwoye, posited that the Igbo race and Nigeria has brighter future in APC, rather than the ruling PDP, which he said, has done more harm than good to the nation since 1999 it took over mantle of leadership in the country.
“The Jonathan PDP led government is a failed government, and that is why we are calling on Nigerians especially the Igbos to embrace APC, because if registered, would provide them the platform to run for any political office as well as wipe away their age long tears.
He however, insisted that since the PDP has failed the nation in all ramification, there is need for all progressives and like minds to come together and join hands with APC in sending the ruling party
packing come 2015.
Source: The Examiner

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