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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Meets with South-East Leaders over Igbo Quit Notice

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday met with South East Governors and other leaders of thought from the region and urged them not to be tempted into a tit-for-tat scenario amid hate speeches across the country.

At the meeting which held at the old Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja, Osinbajo urged the leaders to always speak out against hate speeches and comments capable of polarizing the country along ethnic, sectional and religious lines.

He stated that the meeting was “very urgent and crucial’’ because of the current loud voices of hate speeches and divisive comments resonating across the country, stressing that the situation required urgent attention from all concerned.

According to him, this is not the time to hide under any ethnic or religious platform to support comments that divide rather than unite us as a nation.

“Violence and war are not going to do anyone any good. Wars today hardly ends. No one who has seen the face of wars even on Television who wish it for anyone.

“We should not tolerate hate speeches or divisive comments.’’

The acting president reiterated the Federal Government’s resolve to deal with any troublemaker who threatens the peaceful coexistence of Nigeria.

He said:“There is no doubt on the resolve of the government to allow anyone get away with hate speeches and divisive words.

“Our emotion should not be allowed to run wide so as to threaten the existence of anyone anywhere in Nigeria.

“We will do everything within our power to protect the lives of every citizen anywhere and in any part of the country.’’

He thanked the leaders for their prompt response to the consultative meeting.

Those who attended the meeting included the Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, Governor of Enugu State Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Governor of Ebonyi State David Umahi, Governor of Abia State Okezie Ikpeazu, Governor of Anambra State Willy Obiano and Governor of Imo State Rochas Okorocha.

The Acting President on Tuesday began consultations with leaders of thought from the North and warned that the government would deal decisively with persons who make hate speeches or attempt to disrupt the peace of the country.

The meeting was a sequel to the calls for secession by youth from different ethnic groups in the country resulting in some asking others to vacate their enclave before Oct. 1.

The Acting President noted that that was not what the country desired at this time and urged those involved to desist or face the full weight of law.

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14 Comments

  1. Asa

    June 15, 2017 at 2:14 am

    Good stuff!

  2. nnenne

    June 15, 2017 at 4:22 am

    How about Ifeanyi okowa and Nyeson wike?
    Like it or not indegenious Igbos are part of their state!

    • Beyonce

      June 15, 2017 at 7:15 am

      Nnenne they are not part of Igbo please, we Igbos are 5 states and that’s it. Let everybody answer their father’s name abeg. Their own wahala no be here. You want to start with Ogoni and Okrika/ Ikwere war or Ijaw/Itsekiri war? Abeg leave them alone, their own kasala na war heads. We are fine with the five Igbo states.

    • can you imagine??

      June 15, 2017 at 7:35 am

      Lol @beyonce delta state does not want you guys either… ojukwu made that stupid mistake in ’67 … he should have carved out his ndigbo and suffered only them with starvation… rubbish!!! I just wish the rest of nigeria makes it clear to ndigbo, WE DON’T NEED YOU PEOPLE FOR ANYTHING AND WE ARE NOT BEGGING YOU TO STAY…can you imagine your silliness lol… igbos telling anybody they have wahala…how has your land or its resources or its people ever contributed to nigeria? You guys should carry your kidnappers and adulterated goods and gtfo

    • nene+

      June 15, 2017 at 9:38 am

      @Nnenne you have a valid point. not only Ifeanyi Okowa, Nyesom Wike but the entire Southern Nigeria raising a voice against the quite notice. Let me inform you that ”Eunice the preacher” killers did not know her tribe. NO killer can distinguish or give any one the mercy of self self identification. No killer can detect Yoruba or Oron, or Itsekiri,Urhobo, Benin,Isham,Kalabari,Egun,Benue,TIV from an Igbo man and woman or children. Let us not fold our hands and watch
      @ Can you imagine, you are the most uneducated commenter on this platform!!!Gosh!!! Go and educate your self. You reek of emptiness no wonder they say travelling is part of education. Learn to respect a people.
      @Beyonce you are not different [email protected] you imagine. You are one of the reason people hate Igbos.
      “Okirika /Ijaw etc no be hereooo.” Those already learnt since to manage themselves. South South is multi ethnic and so every one learnt to respect each other. Also go and educate your self. Mtcheeew. Stop attracting hatred for the Igbos. Enough said. Bye Felicia

    • Icrossmyheart

      June 15, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      @can you imagine

      When Nigerians say that igbos should get the f**k out or that they dont need the Igbos, I laugh.

      Ahmadu Bello opened his mouth to say after the white man, God made the Igbos. His mouth not mine. Why? Every state in Nigeria has been developed in some way due to an Igbo living there to start business. They are the ONLY ones willing to go to states that are under developed simply because they SEE MONEY THERE.

      Also, using drugs and fake drugs to discredit igbos is the funniest joke I have ever heard. Do you think the drugs white pharmaceutical companies sell to you are LEGIT? Nah. They use Africans as guinea pigs to test their drugs. MANY Nigerians fall sick or even die but if it is the Igbos, you guys shout like a beheaded hyena. Grow the f**k up!!!

      Cocaine, weed, etc, who can enter such business without bravado? If weed and cocaine are so bad why is the Nigerian government begging for loans from countries that have benefitted from the drug trade? American has legalized weed so that argument shaming Igbos for what they do is OLD. Cocaine, hell even America is profitting from it. Do you think America CANNOT STOP IT?

      We act like every other ethnic group is devoid of evil. One group that has suffered from disenfranchisement and begging to be heard and ALL YOU GUYS CAN SAY IS DRUGS, kidnapping, etc.

      No wonder we are a sh** hole. We HAVE A PROBLEM OF DEALING WITH A PROBLEM HEAD ON. We are, however, VERY GOOD AT DEVIATING FROM THE PROBLEM AND USING SIDE SHOWS to distract us.

      It is no wonder we employed a sick, former military officer who was responsible for one of the worst depression this country has suffered because of ethnic sentiments.

      So @can you imagine, that argument is old. Otherwise we would have SAID THE SAME THING TO WHITE PEOPLE OR OTHER FOREIGN BODIES THAT ARE DOING EXACTLY THE SAME THING IGBOS ARE DOING: drugs, “fake” drugs, kidnapping, business, development, ANYTHING TO MAKE MONEY. Hell that is why America is the god damn MOST POWERFUL COUNTRY in the world. And why Nigerians are killing themselves to migrate there.

      So stop with the nonesense and the shaming. Sentiments aside, why does the North believe that ruling this country is a birthright? Why do we elect officials based on ethnic sentiments rather than WHO IS RIGHT FOR THE JOB? That is what we should focus on. So when a group complains of disenfranchisement, READ, THINK, and ANALYZE. Rather than employing cheap shots to shame a group thinking your group’s sh** does not stink, FIND A WAY TO UNITE THIS COUNTRY.

  3. Mummybobo

    June 15, 2017 at 6:31 am

    Acting president always remind me of oshomole. Oga acting president, it is not those old men that are angry but the youth, the earlier this people understands that it’s the youth that needs attentions, the better.

    • saide

      June 15, 2017 at 6:54 am

      but the acting president knows that it is these “old men” that are inciting the youths & giving them guns.It is politics.

    • nene+

      June 15, 2017 at 9:48 am

      @ Saide you are so ignorant!!!! When and where did you see Igbos carrying guns???? Omaseeooooo. Fear God naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa . abeg recall your typo.

    • Beyonce

      June 16, 2017 at 8:07 am

      Those saying @beyonce said Niger delta problem is too much, should go and see Niger deltans saying all sorts of things about not being part of Igbo. They’re always talking as if Igbos are begging them to join us, probably because of their oil. They act as if we want them to join us so that we can take their oil. So I’m telling them that we are BIAFRA and we are not putting them in our map as they’re insinuating, we are okay the way we are
      5 Igbo states, we can survive with or without oil. (We have oil in Imo and Abia states by the way). You need to see them insulting Igbos on the other blogs, so I need to tell them we are not Hausas tagging along with them because Hausa dey do long throat for oil. And @can you imagine, saying that we contribute nothing to the economy, what do you contribute to the economy? If you say oil, we also have oil in some Igbo states that is going into Nigerian treasury. You can only say that to people whose lands does not have oil. If you go to Oguta/Egbema in Imo state, you will see that oil drilling and refining have been going on their for ages. In my own local govt Ngor okpala in Imo state, there’s oil found since in the early nineties, they’ve not started drilling. Many places in Abia state has a lot of oil. So if you think we are not contributing to Nigerian wealth, you are ignorant of your own country.

  4. Stephen

    June 15, 2017 at 8:18 am

    HOW ABOUT NNAMDI KANU?

  5. Bee

    June 15, 2017 at 9:20 am

    But have they picked those who made the inciting comments yet?

  6. tell em

    June 15, 2017 at 10:49 am

    nene you are very ignorant

  7. Nunulicious

    June 15, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    When the acting president and the gov of Kaduna ARREST those men who blatantly held a press conference told people to leave the North, and make a show of them, then we’ll know they are serious! What nonsense

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