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SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by handie(m): 7:35am On Jul 11, 2015
If South-East leaders and elders can convince the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu to resign voluntarily, the geopolitical zone will get the position of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Saturday Tribune has learnt.

This is said to be the new deal being proposed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to get Ekweremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) out of the very strategic position he landed in the National Assembly leadership.

APC leaders, particularly those against the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki as the Senate president, have remained implacable over the election that saw Ekweremadu defeating Ali Ndume for the number two job in the Senate.

Since his emergence alongside Saraki in what is now known as the “hybrid” leadership, there has been no let on the part of those who wanted him out, with the Enugu senator coming under severe attacks in the media.

An alleged criminal case was also hewn out of his controversial election, leading to a police invitation for alleged forgery, a move defined by the PDP as a plot by the APC to take him out of circulation before the resumption of the upper chamber, then force Saraki to conduct a fresh election for a deputy from the new ruling party.

With efforts at forcing him out not yielding the desired result, those pushing Ekweremadu’s ouster are said to have shifted ground from a bellicose approach to a more persuasive and negotiated one, leading to the new deal which was reportedly primed to be more ethnically-inclusive instead of the earlier partisan-based front.

It was learnt that having realised that with Saraki as the Senate president, it would be a futile attempt trying to bulldoze Ekweremadu out of office, his traducers are reportedly lobbying the leaders and elders of the South East zone with the SGF position, which is being reportedly presented as bigger and better placed to benefit the whole geopolitical zone, considering the importance of the position in the polity.

The SGF is largely seen as a more influential office than the office of the Deputy Senate President, but is always held at the pleasure of the president unlike that of the Senate.

While it could not be confirmed if President Muhammadu Buhari is part of the deal, his objection to Ekweremadu’s emergence has been undisguised.

He was expected to name the SGF in the first weeks of his presidency as is the practice but he has vacillated on it so far.
Former Governor Ogbonnaya Onu is largely seen as the leading candidate from the South East, though mentions had also been made of the Secretary to Borno State Government and APC national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, from the South South, who recently said his interest in the post was scant.

Though it could not be independently verified if the proposal had been communicated to Ekweremadu, Saturday Tribune has reliably learnt that more South-Eastern business leaders and professionals are being recruited to join in the persuasion.
Days ahead may also see the position being pushed in the media.

A delegation of South-East leaders and elders, who are not overtly political but with sympathy for the APC, may be arranged to visit Buhari in days ahead to secure a firm commitment on the proposal.

The aftermath of such visit may see Ekweremadu being invited to a meeting of the Ndigbo where the deal and the benefits or otherwise of it would be discussed and decisions on either accepting or rejecting it would also be taken.

While the SGF job is said to be very appealing to a lot of Igbo elders, considering the numerous opportunities it presents to the people of the zone at the federal level, the reality of holding it at the pleasure of the president and without a clear-cut job security is said to be giving a lot of concern among those approached with the idea.

A source said the Ndigbo would have jumped at the offer were it to be coming from a platform headed by someone outside of the Hausa/Fulani area, saying “They (North) never liked us since the time of civil war. How can anyone trust anyone with something like this even if this is coming from the president himself. What if anyone appointed as the SGF is fired in less than a year. At least, God willing, the other one (Ekweremadu) is almost certain of four years.

“If Obasanjo were to be the president and such deal is offered, the Ndigbo would take it and ask Ekweremadu to leave their deputy Senate wahala for them. We can’t even trust Jonathan with this kind of deal despite doing us well. This kind of talk with a Buhari presidency is not a risk worth taking”.

Ekweremadu, however, has said he would not relinquish the seat, despite the sustained attack.
Another political source described the proposal as laughable. “Is DSP [Ekweremadu] a member of their party [APC]? Who is that true-born Igbo that would ask his own to quit a seat to have another when the North is already having numbers one, three and four citizens? What number is DSP and SGF on the protocol list that one would have to go for the other for the Ndigbo to have a say in this administration? I don’t blame them, I blame our leaders who can be called into all manners of agenda”.

APC attacks Deputy Senate President over comment on Boko Haram

Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said what Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, interpreted as the worsening cases of Boko Haram attacks under the current administration are actually the desperate pangs of a dying monster.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said if Ekweremadu had leveraged his high office to get the necessary information from those involved in the Boko Haram fight, especially the Nigerian military, he would not have made the kind of partisan and incautious comments attributed to him – and which he has not denied.

The party said the truth of the matter is that Boko Haram, having been uprooted from its hideouts and put on the run, has become very desperate, hence it is now using its last arsenal to inflict as much damage as it can before it is annihilated, which is just a matter of time.
“Lone wolf suicide bombings and the choice of soft targets by retreating gunmen are now the order of the day, as against the terrorists’ previous coordinated actions of seizing and holding territories,” APC said.




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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by okangisaiah(f): 7:37am On Jul 11, 2015
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Nigeria we hail thee
Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by Starships4u(m): 7:37am On Jul 11, 2015
Chai!!!! Is this the change we voted?
PGEJ we miss u....

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by ULSHERLAN(m): 7:42am On Jul 11, 2015
APC ought to have done this permutations before getting things this messy. Either ways i don't see Ekweremadu listening to whatever thing going on now.
Apc caused it and will be held responsible.

APC's worst state will still be PDP's best

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by Niwdog(m): 7:46am On Jul 11, 2015
Ndi ara!!
We are not their slaves,so they can as well pass the message to their boiboi.
Wht is sgf compared to dsp?
Or you think buhari will allow the sgf(an igbo man for that) to tell him who he should make ministers.
Ike oha no dey resign for anybody.
we no gbe!
We no gree!

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by Welrez(m): 7:46am On Jul 11, 2015
East, a bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by kettykings: 7:46am On Jul 11, 2015
Think of APC as a party that has nothing to offer to Nigeria apart from the scramble for public offices , if igbos fall for this then their stupor would last more than 40 years to clean.

Igbos need Ekweremadu to block any unfair legislative process against SE and SS which would be sponsored by enemies of igbos among some of the wicked legislation would be the removal of Enugu international airport from the international airport list.
The relocation of more oil and gas projects to Lagos and the plan to instigate crisis in the east through boko haram prisoners.
The organized igbophobic centric xenophobic attacks in Lagos would now get a national assembly backing.

Igbos this is a Greek gift don't ever accept or agree to it.

Igbos be wise as Ojukwu is no longer there to advise you.

APC is here to steal, kill and destroy.

God loves igbos.

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by Slynonny(m): 7:46am On Jul 11, 2015
APC keep your Liar Mohammed to yourself.
Ekweremmadu is here to stay.
#I_Hate_Mouth_Action.

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by babyfaceafrica: 7:50am On Jul 11, 2015
Trash.....what did Anyim pius anyim achieve when he was SGF...wat were his contributions to the south east?

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by Gucciboss: 7:50am On Jul 11, 2015
What a foolish, brainless and irrational write- up. First it was Ekwunife should step down for Ngige, now it is Ekweremmadu should step down for imaginary APC Igbo SGF. Is this party and its tabloid journalism not tired of propaganda?
After the Ekwunife saga this confused set of people supposed to have known that propaganda does not work in the East.

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by SouthernBreeze(m): 7:52am On Jul 11, 2015
Na only mumu go accept this apc trickish offer. Yeye pipo

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by ChelseaDr(m): 7:52am On Jul 11, 2015
STOORYY! Next pls

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by OJUcrook: 7:52am On Jul 11, 2015
I dont understand this Heeebo animals again. In one instance they want Biafra, in another instance they want the deputy senate presidency and the SGF. Why are the Heeebos so confused

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by OJUcrook: 7:55am On Jul 11, 2015
Gucciboss:
What a foolish, brainless and irrational write up. First it was Ekwunife should step down for Ngige now it is Ekweremmadu should step down for imaginary APC Igbo SGF. Its this party and its tabloid journalism not tired of propaganda?
After the Ekwunife saga this confuse set of people supposed to have known that propaganda does not work in the East.
Okay we'v heard you, but why dont you tell ekwenife, ekweremadu, ngige etc to work with nnamdi kanu so you all can get your Biafra republic once and for all

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by Shortyy(f): 7:56am On Jul 11, 2015
Trash!!!

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by disloman(m): 7:57am On Jul 11, 2015
Slynonny:
APC keep your Liar Mohammed to yourself.

Ekweremmadu is here to stay.

#I_Hate_Mouth_Action.
Lolzzzzzzz.With this deal,I see d Igbos divided.To mi,Ekweremadu is a goner.

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by Nobody: 7:58am On Jul 11, 2015
Nigeria is just a joke.
If the best person for SGF is from the East , why not give it to the person.
I dont blame south east for voting Jonathan, they see him as their brother.
And I dont blame my yoruba brothers for voting APC, they see osibanjo as their brother also.
The election is over, drama is over. Time for real business.
If APC have a technocrat from the east in mind, they should allow the person.
Buhari is from north west, does it mean no one from north west will get good position just cos Buhari is from there.
Osibanjo is from south west. So no one should get good post again abi.

The position of the deputy senate president sef is overrated. He may be there for 4yrs without during anything. The senate leader or majority leader will even be more active.

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by Chidonc(m): 7:59am On Jul 11, 2015
Make I laff 1st ....

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by Nobody: 8:00am On Jul 11, 2015
If that man resign.... Mek 1naira=1dollar

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by Nobody: 8:00am On Jul 11, 2015
Hausa n Yoruba, we are smarter than u guys.

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by Gucciboss: 8:00am On Jul 11, 2015
Look for your fellow bigots please. I'm not your type.

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by nzeobi(m): 8:01am On Jul 11, 2015
Rubbish
APC president
ACN vice president
nPDP SP and SHOR
So ANPP should better get SGF

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by Shortyy(f): 8:01am On Jul 11, 2015
OJUcrook:
Okay we'v heard you, but why dont you tell ekwenife, ekweremadu, ngige etc to work with nnamdi kanu so you all can get your Biafra republic once and for all
What's this SHEMÂLE saying?

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by disloman(m): 8:02am On Jul 11, 2015
babyfaceafrica:
Trash.....what did Anyim pius anyim achieve when he was SGF...wat were his contributions to the south east?
Anyim misused d position.Do u know what that position entails?Do the maths.
Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by disloman(m): 8:03am On Jul 11, 2015
nzeobi:
Rubbish
APC president
ACN vice president
nPDP SP and SHOR
So ANPP should better get SGF
Cos u guys played d politics without applying una senses.

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by OJUcrook: 8:05am On Jul 11, 2015
chuna1985:
Hausa n Yoruba, we are smarter than u guys.
on the contrary you'v just shown to be the most confused set of fvcks in the the country.

You are all over the internet crying for Biafra, here you are now, jostling for political positions in Nigeria, the same country you want to break away from.

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by nzeobi(m): 8:05am On Jul 11, 2015
disloman:
Cos u guys played d politics without applying una senses.
U people are the ones who are senseless or you think SGF will solve any of Nigerians problem

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by babyfaceafrica: 8:05am On Jul 11, 2015
disloman:
Anyim misused d position.Do u know what that position entails?Do the maths.
sO do u prefer deputy senate president to SGF?
Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by OJUcrook: 8:07am On Jul 11, 2015
Shortyy:

What's this SHEMÂLE saying?
your mother is a she'male

what i am saying is that: the post of the sgf will not be given to a Heeebo, ekeremadu will be stripped of his position as the deputy senate president and you all will be chased back to Biafra

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by OJUcrook: 8:09am On Jul 11, 2015
babyfaceafrica:
sO do u prefer deputy senate president to SGF?
Heeebos do not need the sgf, they do not the the senate president. They want Biafra, give them Biafra, deport them back to Biafra

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Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by stuff46(m): 8:09am On Jul 11, 2015
Story
Re: SGF: New Deal For South-east Over Ekweremadu-tribune by disloman(m): 8:09am On Jul 11, 2015
babyfaceafrica:
sO do u prefer deputy senate president to SGF?
check what u wrote n read my comment again but with comprehension.Thanks

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