Showing posts with label Ethnic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ethnic. Show all posts

Friday, June 14, 2013

Amaechi Says Rivers Governorship To Rotate Among Ethnic Group

The Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi
The Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi has said that the process of selecting who govern the oil rich state would rotate among the different ethnic groups in the area.
The governor disclosed this on Thursday while receiving thousands of delegates from Etche ethnic group, who had paid him a solidarity visit at government house in Port Harcourt in support of his administration.
”Any area that has produced governor before should go and sleep and allow other areas to produce,’ Mr Amaechi said. He called for the setup of Etche Enlightenment Committee to educate and mobilise the people on the need to exercise their voting power in the next elections.  He insisted that the people’s vote must count since that is one way the Rivers people will elect their leaders independently without external influence in 2015.
While blaming the current political crisis in the state on some detractors, the governor said his administration is poised to do more for the Etche people promising that his administration will not abandon them. The Chairman of the Etche traditional rulers council, Emmanuel Opurum said Governor Amaechi’s administration is godsend as Etche people has witnessed unprecedented development since his inception.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Alleged Ethnic Cleansing: Army Puts Retired General, Others Under Close Watch

Nigerian Army authorities have put a retired Major General under close watch after allegations of nepotism levelled against the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika surfaced in the media.
Also being closely monitored are a few of the accomplices of the general, who are strongly suspected to have aided him in whipping up ethnic sentiments in the army.
The general was said to have served in the army for the mandatory 35 years but was retired compulsorily during the last retirement exercise involving some 51 top officers of the army.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

We Politicians Exploit Religious, Ethnic Sentiments For Selfish Reasons- President Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has accused most Nigerian politicians of exploiting religious and ethnic sentiments to divide Nigerians for selfish reasons. The President said this during the weekly Executive Council of the Federation, FEC, meeting held on Wednesday. He said this while eulogising the late Governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Yakowa. The Council, Wednesday, honoured the victims of last Saturday’s helicopter crash by rescheduling all its memos slated for discussion to next year.


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