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2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by EcoBrick: 7:31am On Sep 05, 2020
ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2020

Igbos in the PDP are sleepwalking to 2023. I have put my ears to the ground but I have heard nothing. Tepid murmurs. Shuffling of feet. Nothing else, besides snores. Where are the Igbos in the PDP? This is not a good time to be asleep. And not another season for ‘Atikulation’.

Igbos have served the PDP faithfully. 2023 should be payback time. The PDP should stand boldly for Igbo presidency. Or be labelled a traitor, a user, an exploiter.

But I have put my ears to the ground and, I have heard nothing. Besides Atiku revving his coming and going molue. And Wike weighing Tambuwal for faithfulness. The PDP in Igbo land has been too quiet. Nobody is singing 2023 hymns in that church.

Where is the Ohaneze? The last time, they broke a taboo, and pitched their tent with the PDP.

The calculation was that if he won he would surrender to the idea that 2023 belonged to the Igbo presidency project. It’s easier now, isnt it ? They can’t be picking their noses now.

Where are those who signed the midnight MOU? This is the time to do the politicking. A bird in hand could be worth three in the bush of self-determination. That morbid infatuation with the physiognomy of the president won’t better the lives of ordinary Igbo traders in Kano or Alaba.

It won’t help the man in Ogbete market shore up his sagging sense of belonging.

The PDP has fed fat on Igbo votes. It would be treacherous for the PDP to sit astride while others initiate the campaign for Igbo presidency. Where are the Igbos in the PDP? Atiku has been left to seize the party by the scruff of the neck?

Is he still coming? What is Peter Obi waiting for? Is he waiting to be a running mate again? Mbanu! Where is Abaribe? And Osita Chidoka.

The Igbos in the PDP should find their balls, or borrow some if they have none, and speak up.

My people say if you are afraid to speak to power then cover your head with a basket, yell and run.

Let them speak, and hide if they must.

I will keep reminding them. Their silence is deafening. Their silence is ominous. We cant spend an age crying marginalization and when our turn comes we chicken away. Let’s remind them whether they hear or not.

Because our ancestors said we should greet the deaf not because they will hear us, but so that the gods can bear us witness that we bear no malice against the deaf.

Igbos in PDP, wake up! As we say it in Igbo land, this is no time for ‘sleepingmuruanya’

I hear the emperor in Port Harcourt is plotting something. He wants power to help detain power in the Northwest till 2031. That is sacrilegious. Isn’t it? What happened to the Igbo presidency project? Has he heard of it?

Why can’t he embrace Igbo presidency with some ‘workaholism’. That latter-day messiah of the South. The one who can do no wrong; the one that has the interests of the Igbo at heart. Is he going to opt for shortsightedness now? The 2023 Igbo presidency project needs flyovers! Mr Projects, this is the real project. Is he going to be a chameleon?

Why won’t the emperor support Peter Obi in 2023? He is not Igbo? The 2023 Igbo presidency project is not his business? Because he wants to occupy one small position, he is willing to negotiate away 2023 Igbo presidency?

The problem with these people is that they talk too much. So sometimes they make us overrate them. When these folks talk about Peter Obi and Okonjo Iweala, you would think they are serious. The PDP brandishes Peter Obi and Okonjo Iweala, like Christmas clothes. Now 2023 is the turn of the Igbos, the PDP isn’t enthusiastic about fielding them.

Why?

Why can’t the PDP reciprocate the love Igbos have shown it and field Peter Obi? Or present Okonjo Iweala. No, they won’t. The PDP thinks that fielding an Igbo man will be a political mistake. So when would it be politically astute for the PDP to field an Igbo man?

In 2083? Yet tomorrow, the leaders of the people would fill our ears with lamentations, innuendoes and insinuations, about Hausa Fulani Hegemony.

You won’t hear from Abaribe speak about Igbo presidency, his party and 2023. Mba… you won’t. Because there is no Buhari to insult in this matter. Why can’t Abaribe summon the courage, his usual courage, and tell the PDP that 2023 is the turn of the Igbos and that it is non-negotiable?

Abaribe is the most senior elected official in the PDP. Abaribe is bold. So Abaribe should not cower when any governor says that fielding an Igbo presidential candidate in 2023 would be a mistake. By the way, why isn’t Abaribe running? Who is marginalizing him?

Imagine for a moment that it was the duty of the federal government to allocate presidential party tickets of the two main parties. Let me call their names now. Wike, Abaribe, Peter Obi and company would be on top of the voices screaming marginalization if anyone tried giving out the PDP ticket to anyone in the north in 2023.

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by LawLab247: 7:32am On Sep 05, 2020
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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by Amotolongbo(f): 7:39am On Sep 05, 2020
Seriously, some South easterners are somnambulists

PDP is a party they’ve been laboring faithfully and assiduously since 1999, now that is the time to reap from it, they decide abandoning it to Atiku.

The other party which they labeled evil and all sorts of devious names, APC, they want to reap from.

What makes one think that he can work in MTN office and expecting the wage from a Globacom company if not a somnambulant?

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by Rilley(m): 7:40am On Sep 05, 2020
They are day dreaming

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by Cyberterror: 7:43am On Sep 05, 2020
The Igbos in PDP are slaves.

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by AlabiJ: 7:43am On Sep 05, 2020
Ibo PDP leaders are the biggest and most shameless cowards in Nigeria's political history. At least OUK who is in APC is showing interest, even if he may not even stand a chance he is still showing interest. That is guts. Yet PDP leaders that should have more guts are not even saying anything, they are behaving like slaves. Na only mouth to abuse Buhari dem get. They are a big disgrace to all the PDP-worshipping ibo people everywhere. I suspect ibo PDP leaders are already setting traps for each other over who will be Atiku's next VP. Even Nnamdi Kanu must be ashamed of them in secret. Smh.

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by flyingpig: 7:44am On Sep 05, 2020
I will curse and swear for any Igbo man who accepts to be VP and will personally campaign against such Efulefu on all my social media handles. I will ask him whether his patron doesn't have two eyes and ears like him, or whether the North has not ruled for at least 10years by 2023.


I will await for such Efulefu and i am confident the sell out will be Peter obi.

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by ojaysam25(m): 7:44am On Sep 05, 2020
Sleep walking indeed

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by helinues: 7:46am On Sep 05, 2020
No effort was made right from the onset.

Me wondering when Igbos would start playing politics right. Fight for what is yours..

Btw The way you lay your bed.....

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by Nobody: 7:50am On Sep 05, 2020
Igbo will support Atiku in 2023.

They like it like that

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by Africonji: 7:53am On Sep 05, 2020
Even as a core PDP supporter, I am not happy about this development. I am working with some like-minds to see if we can force Okwute my mentor to come out and declare his interest. He is far more qualified for that office than any other Nigerian alive. PDP must do right by Ndigbo this time around. Enough is enough. I will renounce my support for PDP if the party does not support one of our own for presidency. Mark my words. angry

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by Haywhysat: 7:53am On Sep 05, 2020
Infact. We have been seeing different threats here concerning, if APC does not give ticket to SE, they will vote for Northerners... Shocking

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by fergie001: 8:00am On Sep 05, 2020
Some comments here are terribly funny, is it as a result of the "likes" button or what?

I don't just understand.
Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by AtikuNetwork: 8:00am On Sep 05, 2020
This is an attempt to sow seeds of division in PDP and igbos should be careful not to fall for it. Atiku is what Nigeria needs. Igbos will be compensated for their loyalty at the appropriate time. We must think Nigeria first. Tribalism will not move us forward in this country.

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by yanabasee1(m): 8:10am On Sep 05, 2020
Ugoji should go and rest and allow PDP to do their work....



Morever, it's against INEC law to start marketing or campaigning for a candidate when a date isn't put forth...



Expecting PDP to air their plans this early is just stupid thinking....


in the games of politics, PDP is more experienced than APC and they have a working committee to understudy qualified candidates to emerge in a sellable condition.....


Allow them to do their job and stop bringing up children's politics....

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by ArmedRobber: 8:13am On Sep 05, 2020
(1) Igbos in PDP re conquered sla**es. They can't aspire anything under PDP because they dont bring anything to the table apart from their meagre votes during the Election.

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by IamWonderful: 8:13am On Sep 05, 2020
Gbagaun

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by ArmedRobber: 8:16am On Sep 05, 2020
(2) Political parties needs money to sustain their operations.South east igbos havent contributed much financially to the party.
Anybody that pays the party bills will take control that is why Atiku hijacked PDP from wike after decamping in less than 2 months.

In APC Tinubu is in charge because he got everything he needed in terms of financial strength, political structure and international connections. The likes of el-rufai, fayemi, and ameachi that can't keep control his state party structure re no match for Tinubu in Apc.

2023 might be a battle of two biggest spenders in Nigeria political terrain.

ATIKU vs TINUBU

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by helinues: 8:20am On Sep 05, 2020
yanabasee1:
Ugoji should go and rest and allow PDP to do their work....



Morever, it's against INEC law to start marketing or campaigning for a candidate when a date isn't put forth...



Expecting PDP to air their plans this early is just stupid thinking....


in the games of politics, PDP is more experienced than APC and they have a working committee to understudy qualified candidates to emerge in a sellable condition.....


Allow them to do their job and stop bringing up children's politics....

Oya drop that goal post now now...

What is Kalu Currently doing?

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by loopman: 8:23am On Sep 05, 2020
Ibos have never have the ambition of ruling Nigeria but contended with their traditional VP role, it was the realization that the Yorubas will likely clinch the APC ticket for 2023 and go on to become President that is pushing them, the whole attempt is just to see if they can stop the Yorubas in 2023 and not that they are genuinely interested in becoming the president

In 2011 and 2019, Ibos gambled on PDP.
In 2011 and 2019, Yorubas gambled on APC.

So it’s justice and equity to seek ticket from the party you gambled on and invested in for your reward, that is the definition of equity

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by ArmedRobber: 8:25am On Sep 05, 2020
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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by kingzizzy: 8:25am On Sep 05, 2020
The way I see it is that even though Igbos have been loyal to PDP, there is no point PDP fielding an Igbo man in 2023 if it will mean victory for Tinubu and APC

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by yanabasee1(m): 8:25am On Sep 05, 2020
helinues:


Oya drop that goal post now now...

What is Kalu Currently doing?




You know too well tht APC as a party do not obey laws....


But will be quick to point fingers and will use the federal power to pin down other people if they follow their steps....


PDP is mature and have been following due process to every electoral regulations....


APC is a mistake party and I wouldn't be surprised if Kalu will be forced on the people since the Arewas had given their consent and support for him...

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by Nobody: 8:26am On Sep 05, 2020
I don't even understand people ooh

Who told them south east is not guning for the PDP ticket ?

The silence from igbos is unsettling to most yorubas ...osibanjo and tinubu are still scared to declare interest

Politics is not by mouth ...when they start selling form una go see

Igbos are getting APC and PDP ticket

Apc is sure already ... PDP we just need to ask atiku to relax ....it's not easy but if he refuse we beat him at the polls

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by helinues: 8:27am On Sep 05, 2020
yanabasee1:





You know too well tht APC as a party do not obey laws....


But will be quick to point fingers and will use the federal power to pin down other people if they follow their steps....


PDP is mature and have been following due process to every electoral regulations....


APC is a mistake party and I wouldn't be surprised if Kalu will be forced on the people since the Arewas had given their consent and support for him...

You guys need to be realistic instead of being optimistic... Kalu can not win ordinary primary election in Southern region not to talk of North..

Who will impose a known ex convict?

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by ArmedRobber: 8:29am On Sep 05, 2020
kingzizzy:
The way I see it is that even though Igbos have been loyal to PDP, there is no point fielding an Igbo man in 2023 if it will mean victory for Tinubu and APC
if APC field a southerner in 2023 they will win election.
PDP might repeat the mistake that made them lost power in 2015 . Jonathan ambition in 2015 tore PDP apart, if he conceded power to North balkanization of PDP might not happen and APC will not have won.

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by babyfaceafrica: 8:30am On Sep 05, 2020
Igbochief001:
I don't even understand people ooh

Who told them south east is not guning for the PDP ticket ?

The silence from igbos is unsettling to most yorubas ...osibanjo and tinubu are still scared to declare interest

Politics is not by mouth ...when they start selling form una go see

Igbos are getting APC and PDP ticket

Apc is sure already ... PDP we just need to ask atiku to relax ....it's not easy but if he refuse we beat him at the polls

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by flyingpig: 8:33am On Sep 05, 2020
fergie001:
Some comments here are terribly funny, is it as a result of the "likes" button or what?

I don't just understand.
which comment and which one

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by Brooklynsouth(f): 8:34am On Sep 05, 2020
all I see are ewedu eating creatures who are pretending to love Igbos while it's for there own interest lol see Yoruba telling Igbos what to do , since when ? so you want to use your Muslim advantage to appeal to the core northerners to vote base on religion ...for now igbo interest will be served under a northern candidate, a liberal at that politics is all about interest and not sentiment.if Yoruba want to protect our interest let them project for all igbo affair just like we did in 1999 .Yoruba we are not fools instead Yoruba to be president by crook using this PDP should give Igbos ticket while APC Yoruba ,you damn stup*d to think like an*mal .usel**ss imb*ciles

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by flyingpig: 8:38am On Sep 05, 2020
kingzizzy:
The way I see it is that even though Igbos have been loyal to PDP, there is no point PDP fielding an Igbo man in 2023 if it will mean victory for Tinubu and APC
I am sure you didn't read the part where the writer said PDP will lose the presidential polls if SE does not fly the ticket. I personally will work the work the ensure that. PDP may win governorship/gubernatorial polls in the region but will fail catastrophically in the presidential polls under that region.

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by hajimosho(m): 8:38am On Sep 05, 2020
Brooklynsouth:
if Yoruba want to protect our interest let them project for all igbo affair just like we did in 1999
embarassed
Wow, you meant Igbo pushed for the Yorubas interest in 1999 by voting overwhelmingly for the imposed Northern choice. That's great.

You want ewedu people to protect your interest, aren't you ashamed


Igbochief001:

The silence from igbos is unsettling to most yorubas ...osibanjo and tinubu are still scared to declare interest

Igbos are getting APC and PDP ticket. Apc is sure already

The bolded statement should give you some cold, ain't it?

Your overbloated ego made you not realize that you weren't considered in the decision making of APC talkless of granting you the best position or what comes close to it.

APC gives you leftovers, just like Chief whip etc ...

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Re: 2023: Igbos In The PDP Are Sleepwalking! - By Dr. Ugoji Egbujo by fergie001: 8:39am On Sep 05, 2020
flyingpig:
which comment and which one
You really think an Umahi or Obi will win the Presidency under PDP as opposition?

Anyways, it is good for the ginger ooo...@ least when you ginger, the APC might say ok....let's do like 1999 and all parties should zone it to SE, that is what Ohanaeze and co. are doing which is good.

You ginger like the SW did in 1998...which is fine...just maybe.

But, let me tell you....It is not politically "actualisable" at this time, especially in opposition....NO.

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