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|On Atiku-obi, Igbo Leaders, Ohaneze And Igbo Votes by ObservantFellow: 7:15am On Oct 14, 2018|
Just the other day there was this article reported by Premium Times on a deadlock in the endorsement of Peter Obi by Igbo Leaders. Few days before then, the Ohaneze issued threats on Igbos not supporting PDP should they fail to pick a VP candidate from the South East. And I begin to wonder..since when did the Igbos have dictators who tell them where they must vote?
Perhaps it is our biggest undoing on the political scene, but it is also a source of pride to every igbo man that he and his kinsmen are not loyal to a particular cause as every man is a king unto himself. That been said, the endorsement idea being sold by the 'igbo leadership' groups is simply not true. One withf true knowledge of how the igbo man prefers to think would find this notion of 'communual agreement' laughable. The affected party should focus on marketing themselves adequately to the grassroot because any perceived affiliation with the leaders alone will most likely be met with resistance. Votes are personal, not tribal or communual. It is not to be dictated.
Taking a cue from Anambra State, irrespective of the political giants in APC and PDP, APGA continued to defy all odds simply because the people look unto it as an identity. This doesn't define the entire igboland as well.
Take a cue from Imo State, despite a tight contest between Rochas and Ihedioha under APC and PDP in the gubernatorial race, it was a landslide vote raking for the PDP in the presidential race.
Take a cue from Lagos even, as a wildly-publicized threat from the Oba on the 'lagoon drowning' made even the most uninterested igbo men in Lagos throw his weight behind the opposition as the result showed opposition winning igbo-populated areas of Lagos in the gubernatorial race.
If anything is to be learnt from this, it is that these leaders utterances, if true, does not necessarily translate to the wish of the igbofolk. The candidates should focus on strutting their stuff instead. The igbos are watching. And what they will do, they will do.
|Re: On Atiku-obi, Igbo Leaders, Ohaneze And Igbo Votes by youngest85(m): 7:18am On Oct 14, 2018|
|Re: On Atiku-obi, Igbo Leaders, Ohaneze And Igbo Votes by dchem(m): 7:19am On Oct 14, 2018|
Thank you my brother. If Atiku succumbs to removing Peter Obi he will automatically lose my vote.
|Re: On Atiku-obi, Igbo Leaders, Ohaneze And Igbo Votes by hisgrace090: 7:29am On Oct 14, 2018|
Now I'm beginning to believe that this Igbo leaders are secrete buharist working against peter obi candidacy because they know he will help atiku win come 2019.
If the refuse to desist from there shameful act we the masses will show them another side of it.
|Re: On Atiku-obi, Igbo Leaders, Ohaneze And Igbo Votes by Nobody: 7:29am On Oct 14, 2018|
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