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Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by FreeGlobe(f): 12:19am On Nov 04, 2013
Death toll in the Anambra church stampede in Uke, Idemili Local government has risen to 52, as fresh facts Fresh facts indicting Governor Peter Obi of Anambra state emerge.

Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress flag bearer in the forth-coming governorship election in the state Senator Chris Ngige has condoled with the metropolitan archbishop of the Onitsha Catholic Archdiocese Dr Valerie Okeke as well as the Overseer of the Holy Ghost Adoration Centre Uke, Rev. Fr Emmanuel Obima over the most avoidable stampede that led to the death of tens of some worshippers at the adoration ground in the early hours of Saturday.

In separate letters to the two clergies, Senator Ngige said that the incident was most unfortunate especially when viewed from the standpoint that the innocent victims of the tragedy left their homes hale and hearty to go and get spiritual upliftment only for them to meet their untimely death. He prayed the almighty god to receive the souls of the reposed to eternal rest.

Ngige who is a member of the Knight of Saint John International (KSJI) while on a visit to three hospitals where the bodies of the deceased from the disaster have been confirmed received, has announced an emergency first line fund of N500, 000 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira) towards the cost of treatment of those still alive and receiving treatment in the three hospitals.

READ: Hold Gov. Peter Obi Responsible For Uke Deadly Stampede – APC

READ: 30 Killed As Obi/Obiano’s Campaign During Night Vigil Causes Stampede

Ngige, a medical doctor by profession made an initial cash deposit to the management of Crown Hospital yesterday, after discussing with the medical director of the hospital in a visit yesterday. The APC candidate also seized the moment to talk at length with one of the beneficiaries, Miss Chiamaka Ikeora currently in stable condition and receiving treatment.

He took time off to console the anxious relations of the victims and other patients when he visited the injured at the various hospitals were they are receiving treatment yesterday.

The Chris Ngige Campaigns Organisation has warned Gov Peter Obi to keep Senator Ngige out of his reckless waste of 52 lives in Anambra State and counting, noting that while the organisation is grieved at the sad occurrence arising on the same day the governor paid an unscheduled and unannounced campaign visit to a church in the dead of the night, with full compliments of the APGA gubernatorial campaign machinery, it is not prepared to play needless politics with the lives of innocent Ndi Anambra.

Out of those confirmed dead so far ‘not less than 28’ according to the management of Crown Hospital Nkpor are in their morgue, 17 are lying in St Charles Borromeo Hospital Onitsha and nine in Immaculate Heart Hospital Nkpor

But in a statement endorsed by the Director of Media & Publicity in Chris Ngige Campaign Organisation (NGIGE 2014), Chief Charles Amilo, the Organisation warned Obi that the traditional recourse of blaming Senator Ngige each time Gov Obi fails in one department of leadership or governance, should be moribund by now, and would certainly not work in the very serious circumstance at hand’

“Senator Dr Chris Ngige, neither attended the crusade, knew about it, nor received the report of the crusade in good time after the fact’ adding that ‘If Ndi Anambra who are not necessarily politicians spontaneously rejected Gov Obi and his handpicked stooge in a vigil in which they had no prior knowledge that high-profile guests in APGA uniform will barge into their worship with fliers and sirens, and tear gas, it would not be for Ngige to take any blame.

“To worsen matters this audience reportedly, included Chief Victor Umeh, whose agreement to feed fat on Anambra State is wide public knowledge, and his co-signatory in the agreement, Mr Obiano who only hours before the reported disaster was involved in debate malpractice on television and Chief Joe-Martins Uzodike, Campaign Manager for Obiano and Commissioner for Information, who being from Awka Etiti in Idemili South has spearheaded the removal of over 64 billboards of Senator Chris Ngige standing in Anambra State.

“NGIGE 2014 through Amilo therefore invited Gov Peter Obi to rise to the responsibility of Governance in the remaining part of his tenure by promptly explaining to Ndi Anambra what his security details were reported to have done to create a stampede in an unsuspecting place of worship, as further obfuscation of facts from his government may build avoidable tension’

“ NGIGE 2014 noted that ‘rather than throw feeble punches around when leadership, responsibility, caution and circumspection call, the governor who is directly and vicariously liable, in this disaster as all pieces of evidence so far suggest, should make way for an independent autopsy, to form part of an independent investigation on the matter in which 52 are dead and three are missing, hundreds are injured and the count in on. This is one more Ezu River must not go away unexplained”, the statement added.
Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by Nobody: 12:29am On Nov 04, 2013
na wa oo..
Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by touch4mony: 6:56am On Nov 04, 2013
i have come to fined out that ngige has many supporters of net than he has on ground their work is to come here and paint him a saint and condem other but the good is that 95% of the voter dont even read the lies they write here we are on ground and we knw the truth and we knw btw obi and ngige who Is in his DNA to make troubel go to okija if u wont to knw more

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Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by MOHPHETH: 8:46am On Nov 04, 2013
you would have told us what Miss Chiamaka IKeora told your principal.But you will not else you betray your lies and propaganda.
The same archbishop Ngige wrote to has come out to tell the world that the incident happened after the Vigil while people were about going home.
again If your principal wins this election based on this propaganda with people's tragedy how happy will you be?
Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by Clerverly: 8:49am On Nov 04, 2013
MOHPHETH: you would have told us what Miss Chiamaka IKeora told your principal.But you will not else you betray your lies and propaganda.
The same archbishop Ngige wrote to has come out to tell the world that the incident happened after the Vigil while people were about going home.
again If your principal wins this election based on this propaganda with people's tragedy how happy will you be?

Na wah ooo

Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by ayusco85(m): 9:29am On Nov 04, 2013
OMG shocked shocked shocked
Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by ChemicalMallam(m): 9:31am On Nov 04, 2013
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Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by SoniaUK(f): 9:32am On Nov 04, 2013
Fift to comment am so happie for d first time oo becomin fift
Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by Lilimax(f): 9:32am On Nov 04, 2013
omg cry sad

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Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by Nobody: 9:37am On Nov 04, 2013
SoniaUK: Fift to comment am so happie for d first time oo becomin fift

huh? What kind of human being are you?

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Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by SincereBigot: 9:38am On Nov 04, 2013
Peter obi should be arrested and jail alongside ngige
Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by Leadn(m): 9:39am On Nov 04, 2013
Interesting! but seriously, I don't give a hoot watever the polithievians are saying :-/
All propaganda... I just wonder when Nigerians would grow some balls like Ghanians and wipe out all the criminals leading us in a "Political cleansing"

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Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by Obinoscopy(m): 9:39am On Nov 04, 2013
Politicians! They would even politicize the death of their mothers if given the chance. I'm sure Ngige will be smiling when he learnt of the stampede.
Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by Leadn(m): 9:42am On Nov 04, 2013
If Nigerians especially Igbos aint overly religiously manipulated fellows, this could have been averted!
I see no reason why yu should deprive yurself and/or children (family) of sleep to be liberated by a fellow human being seeing visions shocked

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Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by Lilimax(f): 9:45am On Nov 04, 2013
Leadn: If Nigerians especially Igbos aint overly religiously manipulated fellows, this could have been averted!
I see no reason why yu should deprive yurself and/or children (family) of sleep to be liberated by a fellow human being seeing visions shocked
Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by Meringe(m): 9:50am On Nov 04, 2013
Let's face the fact here.


Obiano/Apga team went to the prayerground unannounced.

So many supporters of Ngige who might not be politicians were at the Prayerground.

When Apga team were saying about their candidate _ Obiano, Ngige supporters began chanting 'Ngige ka anyi ga eso' (Ngige we will follow), there was an attempt to stop them which was unfruitful .

There came a FORCE to stop them by force which resulted in people running for their lives and caused great lost of precious human lives.

Now, who is to blame?

Apga/Peter Obi/Obiano or Ngige ?

Apga team came unannounced.... Point no. 1

Apga team reportedly made derogatory remark about Ngige whom they know has many Anambra supporters(grassroots)...... Point No 2


By trying to stop the 'Onwa' chant or the 'Ngige ka anyi ga eso' chant by force is the major cause ............ Grave mistake .............. Greatest point 3.


Let's be objective here.

Ngige is a grassroot man love by a common Anambra man , most importantly in this case a Knight of the Catholic Church and from the same LGA of the said prayer ground.


Having seen all these and wish to campaign with this glaring facts, who caused this disaster?

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Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by Obinoscopy(m): 9:55am On Nov 04, 2013
Leadn: If Nigerians especially Igbos aint overly religiously manipulated fellows, this could have been averted!
I see no reason why yu should deprive yurself and/or children (family) of sleep to be liberated by a fellow human being seeing visions shocked
Saying that the Igbos are overly religious is an unintelligible statement. One which is lacking in substance and fact.

Nigerians are generally religious. Be he an Igbo or Yoruba or Hausa or Ijaw or..., they are all very religious. I sincerely hope you've been educated by this post of mine.

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Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by Adeoba10(m): 9:55am On Nov 04, 2013
Chai...
Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by mcdokwe(m): 10:01am On Nov 04, 2013
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Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by kingarizona(m): 10:03am On Nov 04, 2013
This matter is becoming Political
Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by venorite(m): 10:07am On Nov 04, 2013
It shall never be well with anyone that spills blood in the name of politics... God will definitely fight his own battle... .And to think that this happened during election period

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Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by solinho(m): 10:08am On Nov 04, 2013
You are an idiiot. Ode osi
Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by oguash: 10:09am On Nov 04, 2013
shame on Peter Obi and APGA
Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by Swagztv(m): 10:10am On Nov 04, 2013
May God deliver en pikins o
Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by chii8(f): 10:20am On Nov 04, 2013
All ds pple viewn ds topic nw,una no get wrk?


Dat peta ada jst kil pple anyhw

y cant he undastand dat he has lost ds battle
Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by Aromas: 10:21am On Nov 04, 2013
Sincere Bigot: Peter obi should be arrested and jail alongside ngige

So dis site as turns 2 where you can demonstrate your protest abi?
Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by Sealeddeal(m): 10:25am On Nov 04, 2013
Gov Peter Obi has shown to anambrarians the extent he is ready to go to plant a stooge.it is very clear that oppositions of Gov Peter Obi's devillish agenda stand risk of death.
Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by farem: 10:31am On Nov 04, 2013
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"I have come to fined [FIND] out that ngige has many supporters of [ON] net"
Nobody is willing to pay your 'fine' o.
Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by xxxkubexxx: 10:37am On Nov 04, 2013
I Blame the Rev. Father for these avoidable loses. for allowing the house of God(church) to be used for political motive. The church is the house of God where everyone is equal, its for uplifting of once spirituality only and it should be kept so.

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Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by Nobody: 10:40am On Nov 04, 2013
My brother
Talk wetin I talk o. I know we all believe in God .but haba this nonsense is getting too much now. Over zealous religious bigotry is taking the place of common sense. All in the search of miracles. HIAN
Leadn: If Nigerians especially Igbos aint overly religiously manipulated fellows, this could have been averted!
I see no reason why yu should deprive yurself and/or children (family) of sleep to be liberated by a fellow human being seeing visions shocked
Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by obayaya(m): 10:43am On Nov 04, 2013
I don't know where OP got his informations from. but the news we got here at the building materials international market ogidi in the same idemmili north on Saturday morning even before you guys started politicizing the whole thing was that..

after Peter Obi's team must have left the prayer ground and when Ppl were leaving the venue.. someone raised a false fire alarm because of the flame from a woman selling akara near by and that was what caused the stampede.

yes!! coming to the ground for campaign should be condemned but then even Ngige himself did the same sometime ago.

but playing politics with the dead as Ngige is doing leaves much to be desired.. Desperate politics should be condemned

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Re: Death Toll In Anambra Church Stampede Rises To 52 by Youngpo413: 10:44am On Nov 04, 2013
Anambra needs a YORUBA governor,daz all.

Ntang ata akpaniko!

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