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Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by kahal29: 9:02pm On Nov 17
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has said he wants to be a martyr who will be sacrificed to achieve the much-sought Igbo presidency.

Umahi made the declaration on Tuesday in Abakaliki while briefing newsmen, noting that only martyrs make sacrifices for the peoples’ interest in difficult times.

The governor, who confirmed that he is defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC), said he will not regret the decision no matter its outcome.

“I have to lead the protest against the marginalisation of the Igbos by the PDP and I don’t have to consult anybody to lead such a protest.

“I don’t want the PDP to collapse in the south east but it can collapse itself in the zone if it does not heed to the peoples’ advice to entrench justice, fairness and equity.

“The PDP should be bold to declare its stand on zoning of the presidency to the south east and if it cannot, should tell us why we are not capable of holding such a position but will come for our votes during elections,” he said.


Umahi said that the decision to leave PDP was not about leadership but about patriotism, justice, fairness and the overall interest of the people.

“I am not vying for any position in the APC so anybody who does not like me over the defection will be fighting the air.

“I will instead play the fatherly role of guiding anyone who wants to vie for any position because it is a waste of time for any governor to seek replacing himself.

“When you are looking for everybody to be loyal to you in politics, you might not get to your destination because destinations are not straight but full of obstacles,” he said.

Umahi said that he will not be disturbed if the APC fails to zone the presidency to the south east but will depend on God to determine the matter.

“The APC, however, appears to be amenable towards working with the south east even though the south east never supported it the way it supported the PDP since 1999.

“We would be 24 years with the PDP by 2023 and Ebonyi, under my administration, will testify the numerous feats we have attained with the support of my friend and father, President Muhammadu Buhari,” he said.


He said that his defection has created a political gathering and mass movement, unprecedented in Ebonyi history with both PDP and APC faithful coming together to pursue a common cause.

“I will have no regrets if our agitations are not met in APC as it will be on record that a governor was sacrificed for the betterment of his people on what is rightfully, their due.

“We will still protest if we are still unfairly treated in the APC because protest is the beauty of democracy and if it doesn’t work now, it can work in future,” he said. (NAN)
https://t.guardian.ng/news/i-want-to-be-a-martyr-sacrificed-to-achieve-igbo-presidency-umahi/

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Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by kahal29: 9:02pm On Nov 17

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Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by gaius01(m): 9:04pm On Nov 17
Arrrrrrrh

Wow wow, clap for your speech. It should like a reasonable man but all you sound like a stupid fellow who spat words without thinking.

If dying for Nigeria would have change things, the dead governors and president would have change things.

It's always buzz me how this politicians will lie to present sweetness before people as if they care, not knowing this guys are they chief executive of all the choas in thier constituency.

The fact you are clean now, sooner we go hear the real gist, just watch out!!!

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Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by helinues: 9:05pm On Nov 17
Who dash monkey bananas is not just a slang but na reality due to slippery of the bananas's tree

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Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by donbachi(m): 9:11pm On Nov 17
All about interest.

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Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by delishpot: 9:13pm On Nov 17
Polithiefcians..... Those who buy the rooster and bull stories told by polithiefcians are mad and deserve to suffer for a million years under tyrannical leaders. The law is that those who have and don't use it wisely even that which they have shall be taken and given to the ones that have plenty. So if Nigerians can't use their brains and power, the ones that have sense will take even the little power and brains Nigerians have left.
That is the law of nature.

Abegi, oga go and hussle your share, if you like jump from APC to PDP and back to APC and then back to PDP. The bottom line is all man wants to be where he can suck directly from the nipple of the mother. I bear you no grudge cos one day me too will enter there and do my own. (Don't worry Nigerians, I will not rob you blind when I get there)

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Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by NNEWIsuper: 9:18pm On Nov 17
The igbo fighting spirit lives in Umahi.. Already loving this dude, don't worry Okezie is joining u soon

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Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by ignis(f): 9:22pm On Nov 17
Umahi is day dreaming. Igbos want to be the president on the platform of a party formed by the Hausa and Yoruba. Impossicant.

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Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by premierlead: 9:23pm On Nov 17
You don't mean it!

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Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by hardcore007: 9:23pm On Nov 17
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Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by dyera: 9:23pm On Nov 17
Speaking of Igbo presidency, Edwin Clark said Tinubu should allow Igbo to take the turn.

https://www.nairaland.com/6026788/presidency-edwin-clark-says-tinubu

In other he is saying that Tinubu is bigger than the entire south east combined. And the only way for an Igbo to emerge as presidential candidate, is if Tinubu allows it.

So the way forward is for the elders of Indigbo to make a trip to bourdillon, kneel down and beg Tinubu to allow an Igbo man emerge as presidential candidate.

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Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by signature2012(m): 9:23pm On Nov 17
This is the most foolish political move.
The masses are cursing and brewing lots of hatred towards the party called APC.Come 2023,after the dullard must have leave power,there is high tendency APC may not exist again.
Though PDP have their own issues too,but it would have been better for this Dundee of a Governor to float a new party than joining an evil party called APC.

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Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by ebujany(m): 9:23pm On Nov 17
Lol...waste of time

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Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by Macsjebs(m): 9:23pm On Nov 17
My Man, have you seen my signature today?
Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by Tonitoniton(m): 9:24pm On Nov 17

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Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by Wiseandtrue(f): 9:24pm On Nov 17
If you do not know that Umahi's defection to APC is imminent then you are a naive political analyst!!!

I don dey expect am tey tey!!!

PDP should watch out for those staying back in Ebonyi, it's expected that he will plant moles!!!

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Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by Racoon(m): 9:24pm On Nov 17
cheesy Excuse! Fear politicians!
Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by Purifychy(f): 9:25pm On Nov 17
This man should allow us hear word nah.

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Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by pupsyd: 9:25pm On Nov 17
wow, what can amazing feat!
Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by dex4sure: 9:26pm On Nov 17
umahi the best governor in south east....

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Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by Nwachacho: 9:26pm On Nov 17
Lie on us---- we are your mouka foam
Ndi ara

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Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by excomarow(m): 9:27pm On Nov 17
Amy which way... After all, APC N PDP na SCAM
Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by bizhop01(m): 9:27pm On Nov 17
Umahi is too tiny, peter obi is 100% better

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Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by tutudesz: 9:27pm On Nov 17
Fighting for South East presidency Sounds better, than saying Igbo presidency undecided What about other tribes in Nigeria In that case let every tribe fight for the presidential ticket

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Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by daddio(m): 9:27pm On Nov 17
kahal29:
https://t.guardian.ng/news/i-want-to-be-a-martyr-sacrificed-to-achieve-igbo-presidency-umahi/


SACRIFICE MY FOOT!

AFTER SACRIFICING STATE ALLOCATION AS OFFERING TO THE GOD FATHERS.

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Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by MosheDayan: 9:27pm On Nov 17
Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by WrittyWritter(f): 9:28pm On Nov 17
smiley
Re: Umahi: I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency by gender123: 9:28pm On Nov 17
Hmm

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