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Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by imhotep: 5:39am On Mar 22, 2018
The Minister of Transportation, Hon Chibuike Amaechi, in a surprising move yesterday took the campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term to Anambra State, urging Igbo people to vote for him (Buhari) for a second term as a way of giving him the chance to serve out the term of the North.



Amaechi, who was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, as a lecturer to mark its 12th convocation, spoke on the topic: ‘The Igbo in the politics of Nigeria’.

The minister who started his lecture by insisting that he is an Igbo man, and should not be denied his heritage, said the problem of the Igbo in the politics of Nigeria was self-inflicted.

“We are not here for campaign; we are here for an academic exercise. If we were here for campaign, I would not be putting on this academic gown, but we must tell ourselves the truth about what Buhari has done.

“You (Igbo) did not vote for Buhari, true or false? You voted for PDP and what did they do for you? PDP abandoned the Enugu-Onitsha expressway since 1999, but Buhari is working on it, true or false?
“Buhari is working on the second Niger Bridge, he is working on the Otuocha-Ibaji-Abuja road, he is working on the Abakaliki-Onueke road, he is working on the Oji-Achi-Naku road in Enugu State, he is also working on Ozalla-Akpugo-Amagunze road. He is working on the Aba-Ikot Ekpene road.

“Under Buhari, all major cities of the South-east are captured in the existing railway project. Name one government that has done up to this within two years. Our problem is that we are just being emotional,” he said.

The minister called on the Igbo to rather focus on the solutions to their problems in politics instead of reproaches, saying part of the solution is to move into a national party after having been disappointed by sectional parties.

He described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as regional parties which do not hold hope for the Igbo.

Jokingly, Amaechi said: “Igbo should go for confession, seek forgiveness and move into a national party, and look for way to fight from inside. They should vote for Buhari for a second term, and then force him out and look for Igbo president. Let the quarrel with the North, real or imagined, stop now.”

The minister had earlier said he was himself a full blooded Igbo man, urging those who were surprised why he was selected to deliver the lecture not to deny him his Igbo origin.

“My friend, Senator Abaribe, was asking me why it should be me who will deliver a lecture on Igbo in Nigerian politics, but I urge you to be the judge. Chibuike and Abaribe, which one sounds more Igbo?
Amaechi and Abaribe, which one is more Igbo? Now you see that I am Igbo.”

The President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Dr. Nnia Nwodo, who was also a guest at the lecture, however, punctured some of Amaechi’s claims, saying Nigeria was not operating as a true federation, as pockets of marginalisation still abound against the Igbo.

According to him, “I am yet to see a federation in which the security apparatus is domiciled in one section of the country. Doing so has not also solved the security challenges of the country.

“Our country is in a state of war, with no one declaring it. I refuse to agree with you that people should join a federal movement as you said. If our constitution is not revisited for people to live and feel safe, then we are wasting our time.

“Honourable minister, I urge you to fight for us. We are the true Nigerians. Whether we voted left or right, our behavioural pattern has shown confidence in Nigeria.

“Help us talk to your people and make them understand that whatever views they held during the war, tell them that the war is over.”

Earlier, the Chairman of the occasion, the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, stated that the Igbo people suffered greatly after the war, but have been able to recover economically, but failed to do so in the area of politics.

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/03/22/amaechi-begins-buharis-second-term-campaign-in-anambra/

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by Toosure70: 5:41am On Mar 22, 2018
chai! Igbo Don surfer

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by Bane2020: 5:46am On Mar 22, 2018
Mo. ron

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by izzou(m): 6:08am On Mar 22, 2018
We are talking about good governance and how to get rid of corruption, and someone is talking about Buhari's support

angry angry angry

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by Nobody: 6:11am On Mar 22, 2018
Delusion of grandeur.

Unlike some regions, the igbos can not be tricked with 'Igbo presidency'.

The north that loves power but don't know how to rule what did the region have to show for being in power for more than 40 years?

What did OBJ do for an average Yoruba man?

What did GEJ do for Niger deltans ?

Please stop, the politics 2nd Niger bridge roads and railway lines in the SE are now stale.

Amaechi doesn't know what the Igbos want.

THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN MUST SET FORTH AT DAWN

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by orisa37: 6:22am On Mar 22, 2018
Amaechi's ears are already growing looking like a hypnotised Lucifer.

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by Hector09: 6:24am On Mar 22, 2018
Even when this man go to church he talks politice, every in nigeria is all abt politice

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by focus7: 6:53am On Mar 22, 2018
Hmmmn!!!

I guess the igbos will be feeling important now with their 5% votes.

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by Homeboiy: 6:54am On Mar 22, 2018
Are u for real?

Thought igbo votes don't count

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by olabrad: 6:59am On Mar 22, 2018
Yes, Igbos will support Buhari. They are more concerned about becoming president in 2023 than anything else. By the time the 2019 elections are over, we would know who is the real slave to the north

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by imhotep: 7:05am On Mar 22, 2018
olabrad:
Yes, Igbos will support Buhari. They are more concerned about becoming president in 2023 than anything else. By the time the 2019 elections are over, we would know who is the real slave to the north
Says a real slave to the north

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by lastempero: 7:05am On Mar 22, 2018
Amaechi respect ur self,igbos are not interested in the leadership of this shithole.you n your boss should do the right thing.

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by unohbethel(m): 7:09am On Mar 22, 2018
guterMann:
Delusion of grandeur.

Unlike some regions, the igbos can not be tricked with 'Igbo presidency'.

The north that loves power but don't know how to rule what did the region have to show for being in power for more than 40 years?

What did OBJ do for an average Yoruba man?

What did GEJ do for Niger deltans ?

Please stop, the politics 2nd Niger bridge roads and railway lines in the SE are now stale.

Amaechi doesn't know what the Igbos want.

THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN MUST SET FORTH AT DAWN
I ALWAYS LOVE UR COMMENTS SIR

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by kernel504(m): 7:13am On Mar 22, 2018
olabrad:
Yes, Igbos will support Buhari. They are more concerned about becoming president in 2023 than anything else. By the time the 2019 elections are over, we would know who is the real slave to the north


Hahahaha... Igbos aren't Yorubas, we can't give Buhari 20%, we aren't deceived by such offers.

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by Herdsmen: 7:21am On Mar 22, 2018
Vote buhari and die...

Hunger depression go just end your life with suicide.

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by olabrad: 7:37am On Mar 22, 2018
kernel504:



Hahahaha... Igbos aren't Yorubas, we can't give Buhari 20%, we aren't deceived by such offers.

Your opinion doesn't matter. The opinion controllers in igboland are your political leaders, who already have their eyes on aso rock.

For all we know, you don't even have PVC. And here you are commenting as if you hold the voting destiny of igboland.

Even if you have PVC, has your vote ever counted in Nigeria?

Oga wake up to reality

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by Paperwhite(m): 7:39am On Mar 22, 2018
izzou:
We are talking about good governance and how to get rid of corruption, and someone is talking about Buhari's support

angry angry angry

You said my mind.Thank you. smiley

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by Robisky001: 7:45am On Mar 22, 2018
Successive government bubus own inclusive have used this Second Niger Bridge as a leverage just to get the Southeast vote. I'm not surprised if they'd use it again in the course of their campaign.

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by olabrad: 7:47am On Mar 22, 2018
imhotep:

Says a real slave to the north

You mean like

Lauretta Onochie
Joe Igbokwe
Rochas Okorocha
Rotimi Amechi
Iwuanyanwu, etc?

Your igbo tribe is the definition of true slaves to the north. Stop being stupid

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by Yoshy: 7:50am On Mar 22, 2018
I thought this idiot said he is not Igbo.

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by kernel504(m): 7:54am On Mar 22, 2018
olabrad:


Your opinion doesn't matter. The opinion controllers in igboland are your political leaders, who already have their eyes on aso rock.

For all we know, you don't even have PVC. And here you are commenting as if you hold the voting destiny of igboland.

Even if you have PVC, has your vote ever counted in Nigeria?

Oga wake up to reality


I'm sorry to announce to you that we (Igbos), don't follow politicians, our respect has boundaries.

Tinubu can decide your votes, but he can't try that with us.

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by imhotep: 8:01am On Mar 22, 2018
olabrad:


You mean like

Lauretta Onochie
Joe Igbokwe
Rochas Okorocha
Rotimi Amechi
Iwuanyanwu, etc?

Your igbo tribe is the definition of true slaves to the north. Stop being stupid


two pictures are worth 2,000 words

cc lzaa onyeoga

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by olabrad: 8:28am On Mar 22, 2018
imhotep:

two pictures are worth 2,000 words

cc lzaa onyeoga

I don't need any picture to prove that Igbos are slaves to the north. If you are in doubt, goan ask Lauretta Onochie

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by saaron(m): 8:29am On Mar 22, 2018
The lizard of Rivers can continue deceiving himself. We rather support a rat than support a terrorist.

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by Gozbrown(m): 8:32am On Mar 22, 2018
Amaechi, thunder fire u ryt now.

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by olabrad: 8:33am On Mar 22, 2018
imhotep:

two pictures are worth 2,000 words

cc lzaa onyeoga


I don't need any picture to prove that Igbos are slaves to the north. If you are in doubt, goan ask Lauretta Onochie

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by gidgiddy: 8:53am On Mar 22, 2018
Deluded Igbo men like Chibuike Amaechi still think that what will solve the problems of Igbos is the presidency of $hithole like Nigeria?

Only full independence as a separate nation will save Igbos.

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by OnyeOGA(m): 8:58am On Mar 22, 2018
imhotep:
https://www.nigerianews.net/igbo-should-support-buhari-amaechi/

The Minister of Transport, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, has said the Igbo cannot become the president of Nigeria without the support for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

He said the best thing the Igbo would do was to rally round Buhari’s re-election bid to facilitate the Igbo presidency.

He called on the Igbo to vote for President Buhari’s second term as a way of giving him the chance to serve out the term of the North and make way for the Igbo.

Amaechi stated this in a lecture at the 12th convocation of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.

He spoke on the topic: “The Igbo in the politics of Nigeria.”

He said, “You (Igbo) did not vote for Buhari, true or false? You voted for the PDP and what did they do for you? The PDP abandoned the Enugu-Onitsha expressway since 1999, but Buhari is working on it with dispatch, true or false?

“Buhari is working on the second Niger Bridge; he is working on the Otuocha-Ibaji-Abuja Road; he is working on the Abakaliki-Onueke Road; he is working on the Oji-Achi-Naku Road in Enugu State; he is working on the Ozalla-Akpugo-Amagunze Road. He is also working on Aba-Ikot Ekpene Road.

“Under Buhari, all major cities of the South-East are captured in the existing railway project. Name one government that has done up to this within two years. Our problem is that we are just being emotional.”

He said part of the solutions to Igbo problem in Nigeria was for the Igbo to move into a national political party after what the disappointments they had encountered in sectional parties.

He described the PDP and the All Progressives Grand Alliance as regional parties that would not take the Igbo to anywhere.

The President General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, who spoke as a guest lecturer said the trouble with Nigeria was ethnic suspicion and fear of marginalisation.

He said Nigeria was not run as a federation , adding that pockets of marginalisation agitations were still being meted out to the Igbo.

He said, “I am yet to see a federation in which the security apparatus is domiciled in one section of the country. Doing so has not also solved the security problems of the country.

“Our country is in a state of war, with no one declaring it. I refuse to agree with you (Amaechi) that people should join a federal movement as you said. If our constitution is not revisited for people to live and feel safe, then we are wasting our time.”

cc lzaa onyeoga
grin
This man has concluded in disgracing Rivers. So, upon the killing you still want us to vote the dulardinho.
Instead of looking up to the independence of ur people, they keep telling us to vote as if we are their willing tools.
Onye Iberibe.

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by Lot13(m): 9:02am On Mar 22, 2018
Yoshy:
I thought this idiot said he is not Igbo.
Yes, he even refered to Igbo as "you people" at the ceremony. Nwodo in his speech begged Amaechi to talk to his people to stop treating Igbos as conquered people reminding the Minister that the war is over. The Igbo leadership are working round the clock to regain the respect of Nigerians, but the lots of these online miscreants are not helping matters.

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Re: Rotimi Amaechi: "Igbos Should Confess & Apologize For Not Voting For Buhari" by imhotep: 9:04am On Mar 22, 2018
olabrad:


I don't need any picture to prove that Igbos are slaves to the north. If you are in doubt, goan ask Lauretta Onochie
I thought Lauretta Onochie is from SS and is not Igbo grin

cc lzaa onyeoga

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