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We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by leanonme82: 9:00pm On Oct 20, 2023
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Ugochukwu Alaribe

UMUAHIA-The Indigenous People of Aba Ngwa, comprising 24 communities in Aba North and Aba South council areas of Abia State, have vowed to resist Governor Alex Otti’s proposed appointment of a non-indigene as the mayor of Aba.

The Governor had during an event at the Aba Sports Club, disclosed that he will appoint a billionaire like Ide John Udeagbala as the mayor of Aba among others.

Otti stated that all residents of Aba are one and the same people, stressing that every resident is an indigene of the city.

Reacting to the Governor’s statement, the Indigenous People of Aba under the umbrella body of the Aba Ngwa People’s Forum, at the end of their meeting in Aba, described the Governor’s statement as unacceptable and provoking and warned that Aba is not ‘a no man’s land’.

It warned that it will never accept a non-indigene of Aba as the mayor or transition committee chairman of the two council areas in Aba, stressing that such appointments do not occur in other metropolitan cities like Port Harcourt, Awka and Owerri.

They urged the Governor to appoint non-indigenes as mayors and transition committee chairmen in Umuahia, Bende, Ohafia and other areas of the state, if he must appoint a non-indigene to preside over Aba.

The Forum also alleged that the Governor had excluded the people of Aba South from appointments to the State Executive Council and market leadership positions in the state.

In a communique issued at the end of the meeting and signed by Mr. Ogechukwu Ogbonna, Engr. Greg Obinna and Mr. Chintua Nwagba, the Forum urged Otti to give the indigenous their deserved respect.

The forum noted that the indigenous people of Aba have been living in peace with the non-indigenous neighbours and won’t accept any inciting comments which could cause acrimony between the indigenous people and other residents of the city.

Source:
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2023/10/we-wont-accept-a-non-indigene-as-mayor-of-aba-natives-tell-gov-otti/

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by leanonme82: 9:01pm On Oct 20, 2023
Abia state does not want Anambra man as mayor, even though he is a resident and pays his taxes in Abia state.

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by Christistruth03: 9:04pm On Oct 20, 2023
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Reacting to the Governor’s statement, the Indigenous People of Aba under the umbrella body of the Aba Ngwa People’s Forum, at the end of their meeting in Aba, described the Governor’s statement as unacceptable and provoking and warned that Aba is not ‘a no man’s land’.

It warned that it will never accept a non-indigene of Aba as the mayor or transition committee chairman of the two council areas in Aba,

Look at the people dragging Lagos

This is even worse than the one that they did Bianca Ojukwu

So how is a Yoruba going to be Mayor of Aba if you cannot accept ordinary Anambra Accross the Street from you?

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by Kepukepu: 9:04pm On Oct 20, 2023
These ones are foolish PDP members, no one is bothered about such trivial issues aside PDP.
Anybody can be Mayor of Aba

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by Varunpulyani: 9:05pm On Oct 20, 2023
I love this

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by Kepukepu: 9:05pm On Oct 20, 2023
leanonme82:
Abia state does not want Anambra man as mayor, even though he is a resident and pays his taxes in Abia state.
I'm from Abia state and I want him to be the mayor of Aba, I am fully in support of it. This is PDP politics. You don't understand Abia politics, don't delve into it

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by Okwyjesus(m): 9:05pm On Oct 20, 2023
leanonme82:
Abia state does not want Anambra man as mayor, even though he is a resident and pays his taxes in Abia state.


That's not nice. Please send him to Arochukwu, we will receive him with open hands

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by leanonme82: 9:06pm On Oct 20, 2023
Kepukepu:
These ones are foolish PDP members, no one is bothered about such trivial issues aside PDP.
Anybody can be Mayor of Aba

I think u read the wrong news. It was the indigenous people of Aba, not PDP.

They said the decision is 'provocative' because Aba is not 'no man's land'.

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by Kepukepu: 9:07pm On Oct 20, 2023
leanonme82:


I think u read the wrong news
I think you should come To Abia and stay with us to see what exactly is going on. This group are a PDP ngwa wing.

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by leanonme82: 9:10pm On Oct 20, 2023
Christistruth03:
grin



Look at the people dragging Lagos

This is even worse than the one that they did Bianca Ojukwu

So how is a Yoruba going to be Mayor of Aba if you cannot accept ordinary Anambra Accross the Street from you?
They consider it provocative. But call yorubas tribalist when they respond to the provocation of COMPLETE STRANGERS calling parts of yorubaland no man's land.

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by FreeStuffsNG: 9:18pm On Oct 20, 2023
Reacting to the Governor’s statement, the Indigenous People of Aba under the umbrella body of the Aba Ngwa People’s Forum, at the end of their meeting in Aba, described the Governor’s statement as unacceptable and provoking and warned that Aba is not ‘a no man’s land’.


O pari.

Quit the hypocrisy, lies, hatred , bigotry and pretences and let's practise law of reciprocity by collaboration. If he wants to be the Mayor of Aba, let his own people have an Aba indigene as Mayor too!

This is why we need to collaborate by reciprocity. If you exchange human, material and opportunity resources, you will value the other person's resources left in your care as advocated here LAGOS GUBER & PLIGHT OF IGBO: Law Of Reciprocity Is The Solution
https://www.nairaland.com/7612989/lagos-guber-plight-igbo-law
Check my signature for free stuffs!

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by kettykin: 9:20pm On Oct 20, 2023
But you can accept the investment of non indigenes. Useless PDP members

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by Holluwhakemmy(f): 9:29pm On Oct 20, 2023
Imagine these people, igbo people are too tribalistic they are rejecting the man because he's from Anambra

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by Ozommadu: 9:31pm On Oct 20, 2023
Christistruth03:
grin



Look at the people dragging Lagos

This is even worse than the one that they did Bianca Ojukwu

So how is a Yoruba going to be Mayor of Aba if you cannot accept ordinary Anambra Accross the Street from you?

Ilorin is saying hi


Can oyo man be anything in ekiti? Or even osun in Ondo??

Na only lagos this lagos that, whereas worst things happen in the rest of your 5states

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by Xscape1993(m): 9:45pm On Oct 20, 2023
Majority of blacks are cursed....

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by DiscoverID: 10:06pm On Oct 20, 2023
Typical ibo man's mentality as a smart man. One Nigeria according to them is to be allowed to destroy other regions while preserving theirs.
If na lagos now, that ugly Oby Ezekwesili and foolish grandpa Charlie boy would have been tweeting of how ibo people are hated.

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by JOemmy(m): 10:27pm On Oct 20, 2023
What kind of power will the mayor even have over aba? The anambra business man has a very rich cv to attract development to Aba deplomacy may resolve the misunderstanding and mistrust amongst the locals.

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by Guyman01: 10:29pm On Oct 20, 2023
These are PDP members left behind by LP revolution

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by MadamExcellency: 10:33pm On Oct 20, 2023
But remember, before you leap above your height. All non-indegenes elected as Chairman of Aba North or Aba South served meritoriously because it was an outcome of an election and not a selection.

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by kingsways: 10:33pm On Oct 20, 2023
The Mayor of London is a Pakistani

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by kingsways: 10:37pm On Oct 20, 2023
Any successful person who achieved significant success in a town can be Mayor of that town

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by MadamExcellency: 10:38pm On Oct 20, 2023
Holluwhakemmy:
Imagine these people igbo people are too tribalistic they are rejecting the man because he's from Anambra

Aba has elected more non-indigenes as LGA Chairman than any city in Nigeria. Ask questions or browse the net before spewing rubbish.

Selection/Appointment is not an outcome of a democratic process. Btw, I thought there were elected LGA Chairpersons who are yet to serve out their term.?

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by LOVEALAIGBO: 10:42pm On Oct 20, 2023
Complete idiots! The useless indigenes that have been your LG chairmen since 1999, of what benefit has their being ‘son of the soil’ been to Aba!? Under the past system riddled with corruption, nepotism and cronyism, the once great Aba became a laughing stock….an embarrassment to Ndigbo, and a byword for urban decay! Now Governor Otti wants to change things a bit from how they were done in the past, idiots are emerging to claim all sorts of redundant and antiquated ‘indigene’ rights!

I bet that useless Chikanmayo, or whatever TF he calls himself, has a hand in this! Governor Otti should go over the heads of these thieving Abia/Aba career politicians and appeal directly to Ndi-Aba to sell this his novel idea!

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by MadamExcellency: 10:43pm On Oct 20, 2023
kingsways:
The Mayor of London is a Pakistani

The Mayor was elected. Secondly, 80% of elected Chairmen of Aba LGAs have been non-indigenes.

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by FreeStuffsNG: 10:46pm On Oct 20, 2023
MadamExcellency:


Aba has elected more non-indigenes as LGA Chairman than any city in Nigeria. Ask questions or browse the net before spewing rubbish.

Selection/Appointment is not an outcome of a democratic process. Btw, I thought there were elected LGA Chairpersons who are yet to serve out their term.?
Smh. See spin.

kingsways:
The Mayor of London is a Pakistani
The Pakistani reciprocated by giving favours to the British nationals too. In fact, 7 of such were in the cabinet of recently outsted Pakistani PM, Imran Khan who himself was British-trained and based.

Let's quit these lies and hypocrisy, reciprocity is a natural law.

Any relationship that's not based on reciprocity will die disastrously.

This is a stark reality that the demand for reciprocity by the Yoruba from the Igbo is a legitimate and just demand. The Igbo do same and demand same from their fellow Igbo who do not come from their own state or LGAs so quit the hypocrisy.

You can not keep holding all your own and keep sharing that of others, it is just a matter of time that the relationship will be ruined when the Yoruba withhold their own resources and insist that you release your own before the Yoruba release theirs.

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by JASONjnr(m): 10:47pm On Oct 20, 2023
I believe the Yorubas are the most accomodating people in Nigeria....

Because, what these guys are taking from Igbos, I doubt if Igbos would taken the same nonsense from Yorubas.

I will expect bashing and Insults........

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by LOVEALAIGBO: 10:49pm On Oct 20, 2023
MadamExcellency:


Aba has elected more non-indigenes as LGA Chairman than any city in Nigeria. Ask questions or browse the net before spewing rubbish.

Selection/Appointment is not an outcome of a democratic process. Btw, I thought there were elected LGA Chairpersons who are yet to serve out their term.?

So you want to sit there and tell us we conduct credible elections under a fair process in Nigeria!?

I’ve not checked, but i’d wager all your so called ‘elected’ LG chairmen of Aba since 1999 have all been PDP!

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by Christistruth03: 10:49pm On Oct 20, 2023
Ozommadu:


Ilorin is saying hi


Can oyo man be anything in ekiti? Or even osun in Ondo??

Na only lagos this lagos that, whereas worst things happen in the rest of your 5states


Aregbesola Governed Osun State Twice


He is from Kogi State

It was his mum who was Osun

The current speaker of osun state house of assembly is from kwara state.

Show us any of your own Governors or Speaker of the State Assembly that is a non indigene please

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by Jallotti: 10:49pm On Oct 20, 2023
Wahala efrywhia!
Nigeria tough to rule o!😆

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by MadamExcellency: 10:50pm On Oct 20, 2023
LOVEALAIGBO:
Complete idiots! The useless indigenes that have been your LG chairmen since 1999, of what benefit has their being ‘son of the soil’ been to Aba!? Under the past system riddled with corruption, nepotism and cronyism, the once great Aba became a laughing stock….an embarrassment to Ndigbo, and a byword for urban decay! Now Governor Otti wants to change things a bit from how they were done in the past, idiots are emerging to claim all sorts of redundant and antiquated ‘indigene’ rights!

I bet that useless Chikanmayo, or whatever TF he calls himself, has a hand in this! Governor Otti should go over the heads of these thieving Abia career politicians and appeal directly to Ndi-Aba to sell this his novel idea!


This is why children like you should stay away from local politics. The majority of those useless chairmen according to you have been non-indigenes.

The first elected chairman of Aba North was Iboko O. Iboko, he wasn't an Ngwa man. Remember, he was the one that rebranded Abia State Polytechnic Aba to Aba North (trying to separate and divide a United clan) which caused an uproar before he removed the "North" he added.

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Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by MadamExcellency: 10:53pm On Oct 20, 2023
Christistruth03:



Aregbesola Governed Osun State Twice

He is from Kogi State

It was his mum who was Osun

Iboko O. Iboko was the first LGA Chairman of Aba North, he wasn't from Aba-Ngwa but was elected and he tried his best as a civilian administrator.
Re: We Won’t Accept A Non-indigene As Mayor Of Aba, Natives Tell Gov Otti by Ozommadu: 10:54pm On Oct 20, 2023
Christistruth03:



Aregbesola Governed Osun State Twice

He is from Kogi State

It was his mum who was Osun


When you lie shamelessly don't forget say na internet we dey.


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