At its maiden meeting during the weekend in Abuja, a coalition of Igbo leaders from the 36 states of the federation and the FCT under the auspices of Goodluck Gaa Niru 2015’ demanded the deputy governorship slot in the forth coming gubernatorial elections in Lagos state, as a precondition to support thePeoples Democratic Party in the state.
The Igbo leaders who are canvassing support for President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election should he decide to contest, also urged the federal governor to protect the lives and properties of Igbo people throughout the federation. Especially in the North, so as to guarantee electoral spread for president GHoodluck Jonathan in the 2015 presidential election.
The ‘Onyeisi Gburugburu’ of the group, Kenneth Ibe-Kalu, who led other executive members to read the communiqué, observed that president Jonathan secured the 25 percent votes spread across the nation due to the massive presence of Igbo people outside the Southeast. The group however appealed to the federal government to ensure security for all Igbos outside the Southeast in other to avoid intimidation of Igbos ahead of the 2015 elections.
If the group truly have the interest of the Igbos at heart, why are they not supporting Rochas Okorocha to contest for the presidency in 2015?
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