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Kalu Takes Igbo Presidency Campaign To UK by Nobody: 4:08pm On Apr 28, 2013
2015: Kalu Takes Igbo Presidency Campaign To UK
28.04.2013, 10:56 Local
A former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor
Kalu, has taken the campaign for an Igbo to
become Nigerian president to the United
Kingdom.
In his speech delivered to the British House of Commons, a copy
of which is available to read , Kalu stated that the Igbo were being
discriminated against and prevented from becoming President.
Kalu told the lower House of the British legislature that Njiko
Igbo, an organisation, he coordinates, was "dedicated to the
struggle for the ascent of a citizen of Igbo extraction to the
presidency of Nigeria in 2015."
He said the group was formed because of evidence of anti-Igbo
bias in the way the political architecture of the country was
constructed.
He said, "We are neither supportive nor opposed to any political
party or the aspirations of any individual politician. Our primary
mission is to enlighten and mobilise the Igbo population, both at
home and in the Diaspora, to stand firm and unite in the pursuit
of our collective goal. Our secondary duty is to connect with and
persuade the rest of the Nigerian population about the justice of
our cause.
"Our methods will be conciliatory, unaggressive, solicitous and
flexible but without being amenable to the easy compromises
and defensiveness that reinforced prejudicial assumptions about
us as a people.
We shall seek to accomplish our mission in a manner and style
deferential to elders, respectful of the sensibilities of other tribal
groups and faiths, attentive to criticisms and open to
disputations."
Kalu insisted that the group campaign was not based on the
practice of zoning the presidency, which was made popular by
the Peoples Democratic Party.
To buttress his argument, Kalu noted that the South-East
geopolitical zone populated by the Igbo, had the least number of
states, local governments, federal constituencies and senatorial
districts.
A chart he presented to the British legislators showed that while
the North-West has seven states, 186 local government areas, 92
federal constituencies and 21 senatorial districts, the South-East
has five states, 95 local government areas, 43 federal
constituencies, and 15 senatorial districts.
Kalu also listed over 12 massacres of the Igbo in the North,
beginning with the Jos massacre in 1945, the Kano massacre in
1953, to the recent Boko Haram attacks.
He said a disproportionate percentage of the victims were Igbo.

http://m.naij.com/news/32404.html
Re: Kalu Takes Igbo Presidency Campaign To UK by Tolexander: 4:15pm On Apr 28, 2013
Instead for him to stay in nigeria to meet with nigerian dignitaries, he keeps on going to britain to whine to the british just as if they have the right to vote or decide nigerian politics.
Re: Kalu Takes Igbo Presidency Campaign To UK by SmartTalk: 4:22pm On Apr 28, 2013
berem: 2015: Kalu Takes Igbo Presidency Campaign To UK
28.04.2013, 10:56 Local
A former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor
Kalu, has taken the campaign for an Igbo to
become Nigerian president to the United
Kingdom.
In his speech delivered to the British House of Commons, a copy
of which is available to read , Kalu stated that the Igbo were being
discriminated against and prevented from becoming President.
Kalu told the lower House of the British legislature that Njiko
Igbo, an organisation, he coordinates, was "dedicated to the
struggle for the ascent of a citizen of Igbo extraction to the
presidency of Nigeria in 2015."
He said the group was formed because of evidence of anti-Igbo
bias in the way the political architecture of the country was
constructed.
He said, "We are neither supportive nor opposed to any political
party or the aspirations of any individual politician. Our primary
mission is to enlighten and mobilise the Igbo population, both at
home and in the Diaspora, to stand firm and unite in the pursuit
of our collective goal. Our secondary duty is to connect with and
persuade the rest of the Nigerian population about the justice of
our cause.
"Our methods will be conciliatory, unaggressive, solicitous and
flexible but without being amenable to the easy compromises
and defensiveness that reinforced prejudicial assumptions about
us as a people.
We shall seek to accomplish our mission in a manner and style
deferential to elders, respectful of the sensibilities of other tribal
groups and faiths, attentive to criticisms and open to
disputations."
Kalu insisted that the group campaign was not based on the
practice of zoning the presidency, which was made popular by
the Peoples Democratic Party.
To buttress his argument, Kalu noted that the South-East
geopolitical zone populated by the Igbo, had the least number of
states, local governments, federal constituencies and senatorial
districts.
A chart he presented to the British legislators showed that while
the North-West has seven states, 186 local government areas, 92
federal constituencies and 21 senatorial districts, the South-East
has five states, 95 local government areas, 43 federal
constituencies, and 15 senatorial districts.
Kalu also listed over 12 massacres of the Igbo in the North,
beginning with the Jos massacre in 1945, the Kano massacre in
1953, to the recent Boko Haram attacks.
He said a disproportionate percentage of the victims were Igbo.

http://m.naij.com/news/32404.html

This is the wrong way and the wrong person to lead the Igbo forward. We don't need Nigerian presidency, we need economic ascendancy and this is the way to do it: www.nairaland.com/1248907/preparing-east-post-nigeria-future
Re: Kalu Takes Igbo Presidency Campaign To UK by NwaNimo1(m): 4:36pm On Apr 28, 2013
Reserved Space . . .
Re: Kalu Takes Igbo Presidency Campaign To UK by asha80(m): 4:41pm On Apr 28, 2013
if ouk had lifted abia to an evnvious state during his time as governor for 8 years then i would have listened to him.

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Re: Kalu Takes Igbo Presidency Campaign To UK by Nobody: 4:46pm On Apr 28, 2013
Do Nigerians in Diaspora get to vote in Nigeria?

I mean, what's the point?

Might as well take the campaign to Israel.
Re: Kalu Takes Igbo Presidency Campaign To UK by Nobody: 4:55pm On Apr 28, 2013
Uk has never been a friend to the Igbos. I wonder why he had to go campaign in a foreign land .He should do it here and it will be appreciated.

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Re: Kalu Takes Igbo Presidency Campaign To UK by SmartTalk: 9:47pm On Apr 29, 2013
asha 80: if ouk had lifted abia to an evnvious state during his time as governor for 8 years then i would have listened to him.

Man, Abia is a very important state in the South East. It is the future manufacturing capital of Biafra. With its proximity to Port Harcourt (relative to other South East states) and the entrepreneurial, inventive, innovative and hardworking population, they have only been beset by incompetent leaders. If someone like Peter Obi was their governor, they would be breaking industrial records and blazing the trail. The roads that the current governor has let go bad have frustrated transport for local business men. I wonder how the current clown got a second term. How can the people of Abia tolerate bumbling governors? Mbadinuju, the useless former governor of Anambra could not go more than one term. People of Abia, get the political leadership right and you would go places. But for your useless governors, Abia is a Capitalist Paradise.
Re: Kalu Takes Igbo Presidency Campaign To UK by Nobody: 11:36pm On Apr 29, 2013
Texas.Cowgirl:
Do Nigerians in Diaspora get to vote in Nigeria?

I mean, what's the point?

Might as well take the campaign to Israel.

The dude is anticipating a constitutional amendment, which will grant diasporans the right to vote grin
Re: Kalu Takes Igbo Presidency Campaign To UK by baynix(m): 12:04am On Apr 30, 2013
If I Sey Ds Ppl No Get Brain Una Go Dey Rain Insult On Person.. See How E Run Go UK Dey Display Madness? Awon Ode Oshi!!
Re: Kalu Takes Igbo Presidency Campaign To UK by kasiem(m): 12:34am On Apr 30, 2013
asha 80: if ouk had lifted abia to an evnvious state during his time as governor for 8 years then i would have listened to him.
abeg, ouk was better than tinubu, atleast, he made giant strides in d sporting sector, constructed wonderful roads in his senatorial districts. So, if yorubas are following tinubu whose only achievement was to challenge obj, why can't we support ouk who had tangible achievements?
Re: Kalu Takes Igbo Presidency Campaign To UK by Scarpon(m): 1:10am On Apr 30, 2013
every body hustling hard for the hot seat
Re: Kalu Takes Igbo Presidency Campaign To UK by musiwa24: 1:15am On Apr 30, 2013
Is goodluck not igbo. goodluck name is azikiwe jonathan.. they claim.
Re: Kalu Takes Igbo Presidency Campaign To UK by SmartTalk: 10:48am On Apr 30, 2013
musiwa24: Is goodluck not igbo. goodluck name is azikiwe jonathan.. they claim.
They who? Has Jonathan ever claimed that he was Igbo? Does having an English middle name make you British? Is Azikiwe even his middle name, I mean before he started running for presidency?
Re: Kalu Takes Igbo Presidency Campaign To UK by Nobody: 11:26am On Apr 30, 2013
SmartTalk:
They who? Has Jonathan ever claimed that he was Igbo? Does having an English middle name make you British? Is Azikiwe even his middle name, I mean before he started running for presidency?
Jonathan never claimed he was Igbo but the gullible Ohanaeze said he is Igbo because he bears the name Azikiwe. How gullible can my people be?
Re: Kalu Takes Igbo Presidency Campaign To UK by SmartTalk: 2:33pm On Apr 30, 2013
berem: Jonathan never claimed he was Igbo but the gullible Ohanaeze said he is Igbo because he bears the name Azikiwe. How gullible can my people be?

No one elected the Ohaneze people to represent us so their opinions must never be taken as that of the will of the Igbo people.
Re: Kalu Takes Igbo Presidency Campaign To UK by kasiem(m): 3:13pm On Apr 30, 2013
berem: Jonathan never claimed he was Igbo but the gullible Ohanaeze said he is Igbo because he bears the name Azikiwe. How gullible can my people be?
even ur gullible rochas used his name to campaign, printing his posters with gej's poster at the top
Re: Kalu Takes Igbo Presidency Campaign To UK by Nobody: 3:21pm On Apr 30, 2013
Charity must begin at home

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