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|Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by kahal29: 8:38am On Jan 10|
The Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday held its “mega rally” with the party leaders, saying that Abia and the other states of the South-east was ready to become APC controlled state come 2019.
It was hyped since last year that President Muhammadu Buhari would grace the rally but he did not come. Rather the President was represented by his senior special assistant on political matters, Gideon Samali, who did not make any speech.
However, the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and other national leaders, including the National Vice-Chairman, South-east, Senator Osita Izunaso and his South-west counterpart, Chief Segun Oni as well as the national auditor, George Moghalu.
There was also strong solidarity from across the borders as Imo State governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha and former Enugu State Governor, Mr. Sullivan Chime, were on hand to support the APC in Abia.
At the Umuahia township stadium where the rally was held, Oyegun welcomed several defectors to APC including four members of the Abia State House of Assembly.
They include Ikedi Ezekwesili (Umunneochi), Theophilus Ugboajah (Ikwuano), Martins Azubuike (Isiala Ngwa North), and Solomon Okogbue (Bende South).
Oil magnate and former governorship aspirant on PDP platform, Chief Uche Ogah, also formerly declared for the APC.
Oyegun said he had been invited to come to Abia since last year and having finally come to see things for himself he was convinced that Abia is now ready for APC.”
“We have seen; we are satisfied,” he said, adding that he would hold the “APC stars” responsible if the party fails to produce the next governor of Abia come 2019.
The APC national chairman acknowledged that Nigerians are passing through hardships under the present dispensation but encouraged people to keep hope alive as according to him there is light at the end of the tunnel.
“There is no question that there is hardship in the land,” he declared, insisting that President Buhari was not unmindful of what Nigerians are passing through hence he has been working hard to find solution to the problems.
“The bad days are coming to an end; the good days are beginning,” Oyegun assured.
Imo State Governor, Okorocha said the 2019 presents a second chance opportunity for Ndigbo to play the kind of politics that would bring them to the mainstream national politics.
“We played bad politics in 2015. Regional politics will do us no good,” he said, adding that “every Igbo man should join APC.”
Former Abia State Governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, who is now the leader of the party in the state, vowed that he would put “everything I have to make this state APC,” adding that after scoring less than six per cent votes in 2015 APC was now in good stead to rake in 75 per cent of the votes come 2019.
He said: “Nobody in this state (Abia) can do anything” to stop APC from taking over the state in 2019.
Earlier, the state Chairman, Hon Donatus Nwankpa, said the APC is witnessing fast growth in Abia and “we have determined to make Abia truly God’s own state.”
To capture Abia State government, Nwankpa said that APC would take its campaign to every Abia home without indulging in hate speech.
He also demanded more federal government presence in the as well as “more reasonable” federal appointments for Abia people.
However, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accuse the APC of taking Nigerians for a ride by behaving as if their sufferings and predicament did not matter.
The party described the APC mega rally held in Umuahia as “the height of disdain, insensitivity and insult of the ruling party to the plight and predicaments of Nigerians under their misrule.”
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|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by HungerBAD: 8:38am On Jan 10|
This is good news.
And the gradual rail-roading into the heart of the East has started by the APC.
Abia is definitely going APC's way,since the State has a none functioning Governor.
The Governor of Ebonyi is an APC man at heart,and soon he will come home to APC.
Imo is APC strong.
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|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by madridguy(m): 8:39am On Jan 10|
Ipork remnants will be sad with this update
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|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by g0tze: 8:42am On Jan 10|
They should continue dreaming.
|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by NgeneUkwenu(f): 8:42am On Jan 10|
See Lamentations By the ipob Miscreants....
As far as Elections in the South East and South East Are concerned, there is nothing like Free and Fair contests...other people like Ikpeazu will have no business being the Governor, because he was clearly rigged in,, against the wish of the Abians who was Alex Otti...
Why are the PDP crying? The answer is simple, election down here, is a matter of who has the instruments of rigging... grin grin Orji Uzo Knows the game very well, when he has the advantage...
This election, unlike The last anambra Governorship election is going to be simultaneously across the country, same time... . grin
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|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by dukie25: 8:44am On Jan 10|
“If the APC had any iota of regard for Nigerians, it would at this moment, be brainstorming on the many woes it has caused the nation and how to shore up the economy ruined by its tactless government.
I love the matured reply from PDP.
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|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by LionDeLeo: 8:49am On Jan 10|
If this were to be the other way round, I would have gotten more than 50 mentions from those pained souls desperately seeking for attention. But do I need to do that when everything is clearly visible even to the blinds?
Infact, I don't even know most of those things tagging me upandan.
Anyway, for this defection, the situation of Ugandan jews can be imagined as pictured below.
|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by dukie25: 8:49am On Jan 10|
You continuously rehash the tired line that APC would rig and win. Abeg give it up already, you predicted the same thing in Rivers and Anambra, you've consistently been proven wrong.
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|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by adetoya234: 8:51am On Jan 10|
We are suffering in the south west under the harsh economic conditions of apc. Osun and Oyo workers can't remember the last time they received their salaries, lagos government is over taxing the citizens with nothing to show for it, Ogun is not left out as it has turned into a nest of abandoned projects. Nothing is heard about Ondo, the once iroko state has become a sleepy state. If the south east doesn't want to end up like the south west, they better vote against any apc candidate from councilor up to president. I trust igbos they can never vote apc.
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|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by nnachukz(m): 8:54am On Jan 10|
Shame no gree BMC post the pictures of that rally here. The crowd was mammoth. It shows how great the Easterners love APC.
|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by NgeneUkwenu(f): 8:58am On Jan 10|
APC won 2 Senatorial Seats, 5 House Of Rep Seats, 7 House of Assembly seats? Where did they come from? And why has wike been crying since
Then Imo State...Okigwe Senatorial Zone...APC practically uncoupled PDP rigging machine and assembled their own...can you guess the result?
Anambra was a political understanding, you should be worried APC came Second in the place of your useless IPOB party PDP..
|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by OrestesDante(m): 9:00am On Jan 10|
|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by NgeneUkwenu(f): 9:00am On Jan 10|
lalasticlala come and do Justice to this thread...I want see ipob miscreants shed an early morning tears..
|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by zombieserum: 9:02am On Jan 10|
NgeneUkwenu:Orji kalu that couldn't defeat ordinary ohabunwa severally?
you are a big joke
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|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by Mortiple(m): 9:03am On Jan 10|
"Orji Uzor knows the game very well" yet he lost Senatorial election?
Chai, OUK of all people?! Wait and see how he will be disgraced.
|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by NgeneUkwenu(f): 9:07am On Jan 10|
Orji UZOR Kalu was not in the APC...so the machinery didn't care....More it was just a difference of 200Votes...98,700 To Orji's 98, 500
This time around....Kalu will show him pepper... Save your tears...Elections are going to be held the same time across the country...everybody will be concerned about his/her state....no time to listen to anybody's cry...
|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by Ejanla07: 9:28am On Jan 10|
why is thr no single picture of the mega rally abi mini rally.
|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by zombieserum: 9:28am On Jan 10|
NgeneUkwenu:the machinery to rig or the machinery to import voters? you are dreaming because Orji Kalu have been rejected even if the agreement is to deliver abia state so that efcc can forgive his sins.
Buhari not coming is also a proof to you that he has anticipated failure.
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|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by kahal29: 11:24am On Jan 10|
|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by Uyeye(m): 12:36pm On Jan 10|
political parties are big part of the problems arresting our development.....politicians keep jumping ship to show they have no ideology!
|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by jeeqaa7(m): 12:36pm On Jan 10|
Me after an Apc chieftain dashes me 200k at the rally for just for hailing him Odogwu Apc.
I cannot shout o.. Biko kwa
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|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by YelloweWest: 12:38pm On Jan 10|
Apc in abia state??
|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by guterMann: 12:40pm On Jan 10|
Association of past Criminals in Abia state lol?
You would be luckier finding oasis in the desert.
Who the corrupt Orji Uzor Kalu(oh I forgot his 'sins' have been forgiven).
The treacherous Uche Ogah?
Well those that decamped to APC are smart,they want to have a share of the $1bn
THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN MUST SET FORTH AT DAWN
|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by safarigirl(f): 12:42pm On Jan 10|
Just four members of the State Assembly? I thought someone came here yesterday to brag about how all the Abia State representatives at the Federal Level would be defecting
Clowns boku for this NL
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|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by ebujany(m): 12:42pm On Jan 10|
APC have faith sha....APC winning Abia is like PDP wining Kano
|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by BruncleZuma: 12:42pm On Jan 10|
Phil 101- Law of Equivalency
If you're Ibo and you don't support APC, then you're an IPoB member...but this will be true if IPOB was a political party, so therefore APC is a terror organisation.
|Re: Four Abia Lawmakers Defect As APC Holds Rally In State by ebujany(m): 12:44pm On Jan 10|
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