APC “sad” over South East’s loss of Senate President, Speaker; to zone slots soon

John Oyegun

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Oyegun, has said the party leadership has slated a crucial meeting to decide the power sharing formula after Saturday’s governorship and house of assembly polls.

Mr. Oyegun, who stated this in a telephone interview with PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, said the major agenda of the meeting would be to take a decision on which of the zones would produce the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

With the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, from the North West and his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo for the South West zones, the South East zone was expected to produce either the Senate President of the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the APC-led federal administration which begins May 29.

However, the party did not win any senatorial or House of Representatives seat in the South East in the March 28 National Assembly election. All 15 seats in the zone comprising Anambra, Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi and Imo were won by the PDP candidates.

A former governor of Anambra State and serving senator, Chris Ngige, who was being positioned to occupy the Senate President seat, suffered defeat at the hands of a serving member of the House of Representatives, Uche Ekwunife of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Ahead of the inauguration of the 8th National Assembly session, some zonal chapters of the APC are already demanding that the positions be zoned to them.

The National Vice Chairman of the party in the North East zone on Sunday demanded in a statement that either of the positions be zoned to it as compensation for turning in large number of votes for the party during the presidential and national assembly elections.

There are also speculations that the APC leadership would zone the positions to the North Central and South-South zones.

A former governor of Kwara State, Bukola Saraki, and the Senate Minority Leader, George Akume, himself a former governor of Benue State, are said to have begun positioning themselves for the office of the Senate President should the party leadership decides in favour of the zone.

Party sources said if the party finally takes this decision of the zone or the South-South, it would give the position of the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to the South East, with a former Chairman of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party, Ogbonnaya Onu, occupying it.

However, Mr. Oyegun said the party hierarchy was yet to take a decision on power sharing arrangement in the light of the outcomes of the presidential and national assembly polls.

“The party has not taken any position on it (power sharing) because we are still going through elections,” Mr. Oyegun told PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview.

“We’re going to meet after the elections to take decisions on this matter but as we speak we have not taken any decision in the light of the outcomes of the last elections.”

The APC national chairman refused to go into details on the thinking of the party, insisting that until the leadership meets, it would be wrong to point out the direction the decisions will go.

Mr. Oyegun however expressed sadness that the South East zone did not only vote against his party but could not also produce ranking lawmakers that could have taken either of the Senate President or Speaker of the House of Representatives slots.

“It is really sad,” he said. “You heard the governor (Rochas Okorocha of Imo State) the other day when he talked about the way things went there. It is a peculiar politics being played. But we thank God.”

Mr. Oyegun, who was the vice presidential candidate of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party in the 2011 presidential election, expressed joy that he led the APC to the historical victory in the March 28 presidential election.

According to the Third Republic governor of Edo State, he had been working towards making opposition take over from the ruling PDP in the last 10 years and the fusion of some opposition parties into the APC had made that possible.


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  • Election Observer

    Buhari cannot be sworn in as President on 29th May

    APC is a party of illiterates – some with fake certificates to show for it.
    Anybody with good education knows APC’s Buhari stands dis-qualifed.
    The only ones who don’t know that are the illiterates in the APC party.
    Those APC illiterates go on with blithe ignorance to start zoning posts.
    Whereas, winning highest number of votes is one of the three conditions.
    To become President of Nigeria, Buhari has to be 40+years-old, which he is.
    But he must also not have submitted a FALSE certificate to INEC, which he did.
    He cannot show his claimed 1961 Wasc/Cambridge certificate in court till today.
    The 1999 Constitution says Buhari SHALL be automatically dis-qualified for that.
    The law does not care if Buhari has some other qualifications he did not submit to INEC.

    • A person shall not be qualified for election to
    the office of President if he has presented a
    forged certificate to the Independent
    National Electoral Commission.

    …….Section 137 (1) 1999 Constitution of Nigeria

    • ubani

      BUHARI NO GET WASC, HE COME RUSH GO DO JAMB ON 28TH MARCH,
      EVEN AS HE PASSED THE JAMB NOW, HE STILL NO GO GET ADMISSION.

      NA COMMON SENSE BE THAT; NO DEBATE HERE FOR THIS ONE.
      MARCH 28TH ELECTION RESULT NO BE WAEC CERTIFICATE O!

    • 100% Naija

      Point of correction. He submitted a court affidavit in place of his certificate and not a false certificate as you are alleging. You can keep quoting the law upside down so long as you remain a bad loser!

      • Bidemi Lukman

        Thanks bro

    • Nostory

      Go and jump into the lagoon

      • Joe

        To be led and coordinated by the oba of lagos

    • GOODBYEtoBADLUCK

      Stop wasting your precious time over nothing. Buhari has come to stay!!

  • 100% Naija

    See what Igbos have done to themselves by putting all their eggs in one basket. When will they learn how not to play politics of isolation?

    • Bidemi Lukman

      ….when the world comes to an end

    • amazing2012

      Good one !

  • redeem

    1 . Chief Dr. Nwafor Orizu 1st Republic Igbo

    2. Dr. Joseph Wayes 2nd Republic

    3. Iyorcha Ayu 3rd Republic

    4. Ameh Ebutte 4th Republic–Igbo

    5. Evan Enwerem (Impeached) 4th Republic–Igbo

    6. Dr. Chuba Okadigbo (Impeached) 4th Republic—Igbo

    7. Barr. Anyim Pius Anyim 4th Republic–Igbo

    8. Chief Adolphus Wabara (Resigned) 4th Republic-Igbo

    9. Chief Ken Nnamani 4th Republic–Igbo

    10. David Mark (Current) 4th Republic

    The yorubas and fulanis should stop playing games with this senate president rubbish—–igbos have been able to produce 7 senate presidents–in Nigeria———-So why should the igbos be deceived by the Yorubas into thinking that the quest by them to produce the next president of nigeria depends very much on their votes for APC——-thus spliting Nigerian along old regional lines—-which prominent ijaw man is a member of APC—-a party for the fulanis and yorubas–The igbos have about 3 members of the house of rep from the PDP in lagos–why did APC not field an Igbo candidate in the election—in lagos?

    • Bidemi Lukman

      Was any Igbo man disqualified from contesting a primary in APC?

    • amazing2012

      Igbos are to be blame, they never take a successful decision. Politics is of number, for number by number ! They should not be giving such positions ! They vote PDP because of hate of APC, to create division, personal greed and evil plan on all Nigerians. Now God of 175 million Nigerians has made a choice for them. Igbos should suffer their stupidity !!

      • share Idea

        APC never campaigned on giving Igbos Senate president or Speaker, rather they said that Buhari will eradicate corruption, insecurity and poverty. Please can they continue with those and Igbos will be fine. Why splitting hair over another man’s problem or is this a new scheme to deceive gullible populace that their agenda was hollow.

        • amazing2012

          Surely APC/Nigerians will try to eradicate what you mentioned. It’s politics within politics, the lesson Igbos should learn is that of wrong decision almost in all their future !
          They took decision with anger, hate, vengeance and evil plan hence their failure !!

          • emmanuel

            It is good to note that the APC has raised the bar for themselves. Corruption is the developmental index of the APC.

            The World is watching!

          • share Idea

            With time we’ll know who made the wrong decision, temporal success is not what matters but ability to stick to your right decision no matter the outcome which is what the Igbos have been trying to let the rest of Nigerians to understand – level playing field as agreed on constitutional conference is better to Igbos than personal gain of Senate President or Speaker.

            I’ll never envy anybody for enjoying the success of his work, in this instance, election victory as there is a time for everything. Igbos have always supported any government that believes in creating level playing and in the last presidential election – GEJ had a better prospect for that and no apologies for that decision.

          • amazing2012

            “….no apology for that decision” Igbos has pride In their blood, hence God stamp failure in their life ! Has Igbos ever made a good decision ? Please mention one !

        • Papashango77

          This igbo thing is tiring. Let them give to who will not be a sell out like David Mark. At this point what Nigerians need is for the best brains to hold sway in sensitive positions and not by tribal qualification.

      • emmanuel

        Like the Yorubas suffered their stupidity in the last four years?

        Is it marginalisation if it is Yoruba and Stupidity if Igbo? May your fake god ogun and fake ancestor who you lie to have come down from heaven with a chain fire your head!

        For me, four or eight years is not eternity.

        We are watching.

      • @Brendy

        Should you insult a whole Ibo nation on account of politics? You are really amazing as to how shallow your reasoning is. Nigerian won. If you can’t see that and all you can see is PDP vs APC, Yoruba, Hausa fulani, Ibo and so on, then your type should exist in this kind of banana republic. I simply dignified your stupidity with a reply which will never happen again.

      • burning spear

        I AM LAUGHING MY HEAD OFF———-HOW MANY YARIBAS——————-VOTED FOR BUHARI WHEN HE PICKED OKIDIGBO AS HIS VP—————-HOW MAN LOOKED UNTO THE EAST——WHEN HE CAME FOR UMEZEOKE——–?————–NONE BROTHER—YR OWN NA YOUR OWN———————-APGA–AND USE IT TO REACH THE NOOK AND CRANNIES OF 9JA B4 D SEPARATION–NOW U HAVE WON OVER THE SS—————-MOVE INTO THE MIDDLE BELT–FORGET THE YORUBAS———-THEY ARE TRAITORS

        • amazing2012

          You should be crying, if you have sense !

        • GOODBYEtoBADLUCK

          You question should have been how many Igbos voted for Buhari when he picked Okadigbo? No Ijaw man will smell Aso Rock again. GEJ has shown that Ijaw people cannot lead. They are better off being slaves to the Igbos. And FYI Ameh Ebute is not Igbo but an Idoma man from Benue State.

    • Samadani

      So how many Fulanis, Yorubas or tivs are fielded by the PDPigs in Enugu or Umuahia? Pls wise up Nigeria is for all.

      • burning spear

        MUMU GO AND FIX APGA——————THE YORUBAS WHO YEARN FOR VOTES FROM THE SOUTH EAST–HAVE NEVER VOTED FOR ANY IGBO PARTY B4————–NEVER————-SEPARATION IS THE ANSWER–NOT THESE BABOON AND DOG PARTY–CALLED APC–

    • Aha!

      @Redeem, so u are of the Igbo stock. I have always thought u were from the creek. The jigsaw puzzle is all falling into place.

      • burning spear

        Redeem aka burning spear is an Ijaw man——-and will forever remain—such–till death do us part——The discovery of who the Yorubas traitors are –is purging my belly—————–time for the zones to be free of the Fulani ati Yoruba traitors——-I am now the pride of Africa——————————–u nko—@73–election rigger of the century—the babaoon and dogs party of APC?

      • Otile

        His real name is deri orbuka. His ancestors migrated from Papua New Guinea in a dirty dugout canoe. When they landed in Brass the Ijaws wanted to drown them in the Bight of Biafra then they escaped to Monikiri where they now reside and assimilated with the natives.

        When you see him in person you know why people recognize him as an aborigine of Tahiti and Papua New Guinea.

    • FISH

      What about PDP field yoruba candidate in anambra state.??

    • Nwa _ Africa

      Maybe, na your father born 4. Ameh Ebutte 4th Republic–Igbo but we reject him as an Igbo man….He is not and will never be an Igbo man as he is from Benue State

      • burning spear

        Sadly u are still struggling for the post of Senate president—-after producing 7 or 6 from the south-east———were the Igbos created by God to become Senate Presidents or Presidents of Nigeria?

        • Otile

          Deri orbuka, go back to New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea where your ancestors migrated from. Stop discussing corrupt politics of continent Nigeria. Nonsense

    • SkyAboveLimits

      How about we see PDP field a Yorubaman in the SE…tufiakwa!!! Abi? It will never be possible ehn?
      But in Lagos and other states in the southwest, you see Igbomen holding key POLITICAL positions in government. That is to show how liberal, accommodating, hospitable, politically tolerant and mature, exposed , civilized and politically calculative the Yorubas are, virtues we need to learn from them if we must be reckoned with in the political climes of NIGERIA for as long as we belong to them. In fact to become a common primary school headmaster might be impossible or fiercely contested if it must be. TBH, we are not really accommodative and others see us as selfish which also reflects in our politics. Its high time we started thinking and living Nigerians so we can follow Nigerians when they move in progressive direction.
      It was obvious Nigerians wanted change and we shld have followed, we still can anyways… though it now seems we have no choice.

      God bless Nigeria and the Igbo Nation.

  • i dey hear

    BUHARI IS DIS-QUALIFIED BY THE 1999 CONSTITUTION

    It is only if Muhammadu Buhari is eligible to be sworn in that zoning of posts can start in APC.
    So far, Buhari is IN-ELIGIBLE to be sworn in and now liable to constitutional dis-qualification.
    Buhari submitted a presumptively FALSE certificate to INEC so long as he still can’t prove it.
    The 1999 Constitution forbids that Buhari be allowed to run in 2015 election in the first place.
    Buhari chose to run in the presidential election by himself, without obtaining any court order.
    Therefore, he took the law into his hands, and cannot put forward his election result as alibi.

    • 100% Naija

      You are speaking jargons.

    • Fulani Nomad

      Your Brother in the military who hide Burari’s certificate have since returned them to the Defense HQRTS.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Wake up to a new day. Don’t let the train leave you behind. The Good Lord has repudiated you and your likes. Enough of hatred.

    • Harry

      YOU ARE TOTALLY DELUDED AND A DISGRACE TO YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR TRIBE IN GENERAL

    • BABUYANMA

      Buhari is our president. Up Nigeria

  • King Andy

    Before this calculation is over, someone from PDP in southeast zone will decamp to APC either from senate or reps to take over the slot. After all, Nigerian politicians have no principles.

  • uka

    SO, APC IS NOT SAD FOR ITSELF AS A PARTY THAT BUHARI DOES NOT
    HAVE THE WASC QUALIFICATION HE (FALSELY) SWORE ON OATH HE HAS,
    BUT APC IS SAD FOR FAR MORE INTELLIGENT IGBO PEOPLE WHO DID
    WHAT ALL SENSIBLE PEOPLE SHOULD DO – BY NOT VOTING FOR A
    CONSTITUTIONALLY IN-ELIGIBLE CANDIDATE PRESENTED BY APC?

    • BABUYANMA

      We love Buhari, certificate or not. Doctor Jonathan is a human WASTE

  • Fanen Harden

    MY BROTHERS ARE BETTER KNOWN FOR BUSINESS…..ALWAYS SUCCESSFUL IN THAT FIELD, PLS LEAVE THEM ALONE. DEM NEVER MIND TO TAKE STAND IN POLITICS SO THEY’LL ALWAYS REMAIN THAT WAY UNTIL THEY HAVE LEARN ENOUGH LESSON. IBO KWUENU!!!!! HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAAA……LMAO

    • Frank Bassey

      That is not the issue Sir. It goes beyond “business”. Anyone referring to Igbo as “politically naïve” for not voting APC really does not understand what is going on. The SW has been in minority in the past 4 years. They did not die. Please leave matter. Time shall tell.

  • Frank Bassey

    There is nothing to be ‘sad’ about. There is peace in the country because Buhari was dubiously cleared for the Presidential election in which failed card-readers were allocated to the President’s ward; massive rigging occurred in the North, the under-aged voted massively … Jonathan conceded defeat. Now, INEC is beginning to address the challenges inherent in the card-reader which amounts to medicine after death.

    • mustapha Shehu

      Produce evidence or you short off.

    • logmein2nite

      There is peace in the country because the will of the people managed to prevail inspite of the massive rigging in the south east and south west.

  • oghenena

    The Igbos don’t need Senate president position but Biafra.

    • BABUYANMA

      But Biafria died in 1970. RIPieces biafria

    • Tunsj

      Good luck with your Biafra.

    • logmein2nite

      On social media.

    • tundemash

      Would voting PDP have given you Biafra ?

      • SkyAboveLimits

        I think it was in the plan to make it an addendum to the report Jonathan promised to implement when voted.

        • tundemash

          lol ! All gone with the winds now ?

    • El Niño

      No body is stopping you from taking your Biafra. You have your five states already so create it there and let the rest of humanity be.

  • Rollingdollar

    PLease help me tell APC again that South East do not want senate president or Speaker. We don’t want, we dash Hausa or Yoruba.

    • BABUYANMA

      No choice?

    • logmein2nite

      I understand the pain of giving what you don’t have.

    • boliatepa

      Don’t worry, you won’t get it anyway. Now, how much can we pay to make you happy since it’s always about “ego”?

      • SkyAboveLimits

        …and money. (You didn’t remember to add dt bro).

  • Umole

    APC IS PUTTING THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE.
    SHOW BUHARI’S WASC CERTIFICATE TO COURT
    THEN START ZONING THE GOVERNMENT POSTS;
    NOT THE OTHER WAY ROUND LIKE ILLITERATES:

    • logmein2nite

      Are you still crying? Did your prophecies turn out false? Pick up the pieces of yourself, dry your eyes and move on brother, the whole world has left you behind!

    • abuasmau

      Gen OBJ tweeted Defence Hq has confirmed to him that the certificate had been discovered. Poor, you didn’t want to hear that eh?

      • burning spear

        DID U GO TO SCHOOL AT ALL–ITS NOT THE DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS THAT SHOULD DO THAT FOR HIM NEVER–ITS THE WAEC—IN GHANA AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE————————SO STOP THIS FAKE ACT——-IS IT THE CAMBRIDGE WASC OR THE SAME STATEMENT OF RESULT’?

        • abuasmau

          Why are you shouting?

        • GOODBYEtoBADLUCK

          Buhari has all the required certificates! The IJAW born COAS intentionally hid them just to discredit Buhari. Nigerians shall know the truth about what happened to Buhari’s certificates with the Army Secretary after May 29

    • Scatter

      Since you seem blissfully oblivious of the fact, the soldier-thief that stole GMB’s credentials has returned them.

      Your ogogoro oga should show us his PhD thesis or go to jail for forgery.

      • burning spear

        INEC DID NOT REQUEST FOR PhD—-AS REQUIREMENT FOR THE JUST CONCLUDED BUHARI RIGGED ELECTION———————-

        • GOODBYEtoBADLUCK

          If Buhari is able to rig out a sitting president GEJ, what does that say about his ability?

        • Scatter

          If the INEC didn’t request for PhD as requirement for the election, why did Dumbo Dumbo submit a fake PhD certificate? Whether the INEC asked for a PhD or not is immaterial.. The question is, does Goodluck Jonathan possess the PhD he claims? The answer is NO. He is a fraudster.

          You should be ashamed of yourself defending a fraudulent conduct by a man who has no iota of shame in lying his way to power. I hope that President Buhari sends Goodluck to jail on his account.

  • me 2

    igbos dont need this senate president what they want is PRESIDENT and that they will get in a short while if Nigeria must work…….it is wise this govt handle south east and south south very wisely very wisely……….. pull the wrong plug we wont help…….

    • tundemash

      Really ?
      If what you said is true, how would Igbo have gotten Presidency through voting for PDP?

      • burning spear

        WOULD THEY HAVE GOTTEN IT VIA APC————? UNDER WHICH PARTY DID–THEY PRODUCE THE SENATE PRESIDENTS—6 OF THEM–SO FAR

        • tundemash

          They would have gotten it under CPC …… Buhari made an igbo man his Vice-Presidential candidate TWICE in 2003 and 2007 and yet the Igbo preferred OBJ/Atiku so what are u talking about ?
          Did Ojukwu not lose common Senatorial election to an NPN candidate and Presidential election right in South East to PDP ?

          • Otile

            Abubakar tundemash, think right. Did Atiku became president after serving Ogagun for 8 donkey years as VP?

          • tundemash

            cl0wn …. you are history! Crawl back into the hole you came from.

        • SkyAboveLimits

          I think it is just right they relinquish it to other zones since a guuuud 6 of them have enjoyed it. So, I see ds as no loss.
          God Bless Nigeria and the Igbo Nation.

      • Otile

        Igbo needs Biafra not corrupt Najeriyan presidency. Will you and your friend deri orbuka stop discussing Igbo people?

    • El Niño

      No, leave the South South out of your mental dis0rder. Take your mind off from our resources, we are not with you and have never been. Why not try aligning with Chad or even Ethiopia. Yeye!!

      • Otile

        You are responding to Deri Orbuka a native South Southerner. So are you too prepared to go with him to Chad or Abyssinia?

      • me 2

        ok ……….your resource is of no int to average SE of course you know that by now………..

  • Mc Davalo

    WHAT IGBO PEOPLE SAID ABOUT THEIR VOTE
    Another Presidential Election has come and gone in Nigeria as presently constituted. As usual, the daytime and norctunal horse-trading has began in earnest, with regrets about the Eastern Nigerian Igbo votes. But, pray; are the Igbo people not saying something about their voting pattern or is it that the other ethnic nationalities are deaf or cannot see what this means? I believe the Igbo people are simply saying: ”We DO NOT want to be a part of Nigeria as it is and we want more power from the centre if not ALL power, so we determine our own destiny”. There is no point doing the same thing that does not work over and over again. Are we now saying there will not be an Igbo representative in the first five positions of authority in Nigeria? (1) The President – Daura, North West (2) Vice President – Redemption Camp, South/West (3) The Speaker, National Assembly-?? (4) Speaker House of Rep-?? Chief Justice – Kano? We need to find an answer to the Igbo Question!

    • the_adviser

      Are you joking me? Was there any Yoruba in the top four political posts in the last parliament? The preponderance of south easterners in Jonathan’s tenure has been overlooked.

    • tundemash

      So if PDP, whom the SE voted for, had won the Presidential election, how does that fulfil your ”We DO NOT want to be a part of Nigeria as it is and we want more power from the centre if not ALL power, so we determine our own destiny” ????

      • Otile

        How can we comfortably be part of one Najeriya when the Islamic jihadist oba of Lagos has perfected plans to drown all of us in the Atlantic Ocean. When he is done drowning those he finds in Lagos what prevents him and his bloodthirsty hordes from marching down to Bight of Biafra to finish the geoncide?

    • Guguru

      MC Davalo,

      If Igbos are thinking that way, then I think they will remain followers for the foreseeable future in Nigeria. Igbos do not deserve any of the posts they may be offered. A beggar has no choice.

      • El Niño

        You got that spot on bro. I would rather they do not get anything at all to teach the mischievous bunch a lesson.

    • El Niño

      You will have to produce a presidential material, a candidate to get the power at the center. Hitching a free ride with greedy motivations under the wings of the party in power like your APGA and Indigbo has done over the years will never get you there.

  • Wetin Naija

    Massive election rigging caused the Igbo a leadership roll in the new government

  • Short n’Sharpe

    IN ALL OF NIGERIA, IGBO PEOPLE SHOW THEMSELVES AS THE MOST INTELLIGENT.
    BECAUSE IT IS ILLITERACY TO OVERLOOK SECTION 137 (I) OF 1999 CONSTITUTION;
    AND GO TO VOTE FOR A CONSTITUTIONALLY IN-ELIGIBLE CANDIDATE OF THE APC.
    BY LAW, ALL THE VOTES CAST FOR MUHAMMADU BUHARI ARE NULL AND VOID.

    • larry_boy

      u are still there, people av moved on even ur mouthpiece AIT and NTA av confirmed it. I advice u amend ur thought

    • real2x

      Did they vote or only allotted numbers in the SE bcos of ego.

    • Worried Mother

      Some intelligence you portray indeed!

      • Julius

        lol.They have none bro. It shows everyday. They are the most losers you will ever meet in your life. All they do is rant, yell and boat that they are the greatest human being on the planet but in reality. they aint shyt. Just laff at them.

    • Scatter

      The soldier-thief that stole GMB’s credentials has returned them since you seem blissfully oblivious of the fact.

      Now, let your ogogoro oga show us his PhD thesis.

    • El Niño

      Igbo people show themselves as the most intelligent, seriously??

  • Worried Mother

    There is nothing to be sad about. They made their bed let them lay on it. Or better still cut them loose.

  • Intrepid

    Why after all the victory hysteria the whole nation is still overly worried about the plight of the IGBOS? I call this ‘THE IGBO INERTIA’. IGBOS UNA TOO MUCH oooooh!!!!!

  • excel

    Well it will serve a lesson for them to more politically align and calculated. CHANGE has Come to stay. Sai Buhari

    • Wise Head

      The South East does not need those posts. What did they gain from the ones their people occupied in the past? The APC and its “sad” chairman should go and sit down. The South West did not occupy any of those major posts in the last dispensation because Tinubu sold their slot (House Speaker) to the North, did they cease to exist? Please, commot for my face jaare, make I see road. Posts my foot!

      • Julius

        If you do not need any position in the new administration ( Here goes the empty boast again ) why multiple response or post on the subject. You dont even need Nigeria..abi ? so, If I were you, I wont even respond.smh

  • Wise Head

    The South East does not need those posts. What did they gain from the ones their people occupied in the past? The APC should go and sit down. The South West did not occupy any of those major posts in the last dispensation because Tinubu sold their slot (House Speaker) to the North, did they cease to exist? Please, commot for my face jaare, make I see road. Posts my foot!

    • Abdul

      Dont deceive yourself, you need it, its just unfortunate that you shot yourself in the leg. If i were igbo people, i would have ask the guy who defeated Ngigi to step down immediately and not spoil the chance of the igbos to be relevant in this govt.

    • El Niño

      Ask the people who occupied them in the past why they were useless to you and stop bothering the rest of Nigeria with your losses no thanks to your political miscalculation. Nobody forced you to be consumed by je*lousy and hate when you decided to go the wrong way!

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  • Chiotu Nnamdi

    Well,it is true but the igbos have had those position in the past without any significant outcome.what is imperative is a conducive and peaceful country where an average Igboman can Fulfill his potential.

  • burning spear

    (THE 2015 ELECTION HAS BRUTALLY HONEST MESSAGES FOR ALL NIGERIANS. THAT: (1): the notion of ONE-NIGERIA IS NOW AND FOREVER IRREVERSIBLY DAMAGED-dead; (2) Party-APC is now the party of the Nigerian North-East and North-West while Party-PDP is now the party of the South-East and South-South; (3) the Christianity versus Islam leadership divisions within the South-West AND the Christianity versus “Geography” confusion within the Middle Belt (North-Central) have crystallized to the point that these two political zones will henceforth provide enough political battle ground to enable APC and PDP to keep pretending that there would ever again be a President of ALL Nigerians; and (4) come election times SOME Nigerians will never again be citizens of ALL parts of Nigeria. (Humans do not voluntarily give up winning formulas: once violence and credible threat of violence backed by unpunished deadly consequences resulted in the disenfranchisement of political opponents, the terror tactic is here to stay).ututu

    • El Niño

      One Nigeria still remain what it is and Buhari´s victory remains the victory of all Nigerians. He got the majority of the masses votes a reality you must get into your sterile head. That the Igbos have issues with the rest of humanity does not means when you do not see reality from their own narrow minded angle the world is going to end. Get the geographical politics of Nigeria into your head, the NORTH ARE MORE IN NUMBER AND LAND MASS! In these days of the Card Readers and whatever further automation to come in future, if you cannot win the masses votes in the North you might as well forget the elections. These was what caused the mayhem and violence of 2011 when the people voted massively for Buhari but were saddled with the unpopular Jonathan anyway. The entire voting population of the entire SS and SE put together cannot surpass five states in the North and they have at least eleven of them so how exactly do you want to win that if you will allow common sense and not ethnic and religious sentiments to do your thinking for you. These is what you must always ask yourself.

  • Guguru

    Igbos are now under pressure to explain their crazy political logic, allegiance, and commitment to the PDP.

    • katalyst

      We don’t owe u or anybody any explanation. Did the west explain when they stuck with UPN, AD and ACN? To he’ll with senate president or speaker.

      • Guguru

        LOL. The west have rarely stood by questionable candidates.

        • katalyst

          Yes they rarely stood by Kashamu.

          • Guguru

            Kashamu was supposed to win Ogun State for Jonathan and he failed in that effort, given the amount of money he spent in Ogun State.

  • El Niño

    The positions should be zoned to regions where the APC had more votes and elected senators to represent it. The Igbos should be thought a lesson that when you vote with hatred in your minds you might as well suffer the consequences. Nigeria will not cease to exist because of their deliberate attempt at foolishness!

  • Okey

    Enough of this mischievous fraud being played to the admiration of the living-dead.

    1) Ndigbo did nothing unNigerian in the last presidential election. Every geopolitical worked and struggled hard to deliver a block-vote to their candidate of choice, South East inclusive. In particular, the South West boasted of a block-vote, the consideration of which denied Rotimi Amaechi the Vice Presidential slot in favour of Prof. Osinbajo. But to the surprise of all, PDP’s aggressive campaign in the South West deflated the calculation and boast of APC leaders in than zone. So, that there votes were divided between Buhari and Jonathan is no product of political savvy or deliberate decision. It is patently fraudulent to make a claim to that effect.

    2) The South West had, all along, “put her eggs in one basket,” a character trait that the-later day Nigerian political saints and self-seeking Igbos had always praised the Yoruba for; praising them for remaining steadfast to the ideal of one-united-entity for not only political relevance but bargaining power. The Yoruba built that pedigree and out of it came the beautiful bride that must be reckoned with by anybody or block seeking anything today in Nigeria. But today, revisionists are imputing crime on the South East for behaving likewise and desperately office seeking elements among the Igbo are poo-pooing the very strategy that gave their compatriots a stronger bargaining power; a strategy they (Nigerian revisionists and Igbo elements) have always envied of and commended the Yoruba for. They will rather have an Igbo nation with disparate, unidentifiable stand and mission that will serve only the interest of the few. It is a shame that some Igbos with no self-worth have been immolating, foreswearing and denouncing themselves and pouring invectives to their fathers’ graves because Ndigbo behaved the Nigerian way.

    3) Has any of these political saints condemned the North West for putting their eggs in one basket ? If not why ? This is a behaviour that presents Nigeria a fraud. It is rabid dishonesty to say, South East voted “peculiarly.”

    3) Is there any place in the Nigerian Constitution that says the Office of the Senate President or Speaker of the House of Representatives must come from the party in majority ? There is no such thing in the Constitution. Therefore, any lover of the South East knows what to do. By coming out to vote on election day, the South East has demonstrated the desire and willingness to participate in Nigeria’s government, not to be excluded.So APC cannot deliberate embark on exclusion of a people and expressing “sadness” for its deliberate act.

    4) Hasn’t there been in this country a Speaker of the House of Representatives who emerged from a minority party ? Yes, there has been.

    Nevertheless, please enough of this criminalization of the Igbo race for behaving essentially Nigerian. Let Gen. Buhari and APC take their Senate President and Speaker to which ever zone that pleases their souls. At least, that will mark and denote their first step of Change – “the winner takes all” they condemned PDP for.

    I can only beg Gen. Buhari of one thing: to ensure that, as from May 29, 2015, every Igbo Governor accounts for how he spends every Kobo received from the Federal Revenue Allocation Account. For I am one those who believe, strongly, that corruption pervades more at the states level than at the Centre; that there is not check-and-balances at the states level because, honestly and seriously speaking, there are no state legislatures in Nigeria – what we have there are errand boys to the Governor’s wife; in the result, the unemployment and hunger which is the bye-product of mindless corruption in the states are deftly pushed to, and blame on, the Federal Government. If a Peter Obi can run affairs of state, make a modest achievement, did not owe civil servants a dime and still left N30 Billion whilst leaving office, I don’t know why other Governors should have horrible records of wickedness against their people. The horrible state of affairs,at the states level, I must say, pervades 90% of the states of federation. If therefore, the Igbo Governors will be just a little honest in the management of resources, Gen. Buhari and APC can take their Senate President and Speaker to wherever will comfort their souls, Ndigbo will not will not die.

    And, please, enough of this nonsense. Let no one criminalize the South East for doing exactly what other zones did and do.

    • El Niño

      By coming out to vote on election day, the South East has demonstrated the desire and willingness to participate in Nigeria’s government, not to be excluded.- Participate in Nigeria government(not ¨our¨government) you will but will not to be a force to recon with in the scheme of things. You shot yourselves on the foot when despite all the odds and realities that were staring you in the face, you allowed hatred and greed to do your calculations for you. You have laid your bed, it is only honorable you also lie on it.

      • Okey

        We have always told you, “Take your Senate, take your Speaker.” In the hand of a rigid, non-liberal, power president, a Senate President and a Speaker will mean nothing. What the heck about Speaker this, and Senate President than !

      • katalyst

        So all along the west have been in AD, ACN with their block vote did they shoot themselves in d Foot? What did they lose for Not produciNg the Senate president or HOR speaker?

    • egoigwe

      “I can only beg Gen. Buhari of one thing: to ensure that, as from May 29,
      2015, every Igbo Governor accounts for how he spends every Kobo
      received from the Federal Revenue Allocation Account.”

      My dearest Brother, never you forget, this is a democracy not a military regime.

      • Okey

        No, not so. In a democratic regime, every Kobo received and spent can be accounted for. Ordinarily, that should be the primary duty of the State Houses of Assembly, but you and I know they do not exist. So, in that regard, the fall back should be the federal institutions – Police, EFCC and ICPC – under the Executive to help the President, track corruption and prosecute the corrupt. It is doable under a civilian regime. And for me, that is where Buhari must wake up to assist me. Once that is done, my Governors, will perform. Once my Governors perform, “Speaker this” and “Senate President that” will be of no issue. That is not to say that Buhari should maintain “Winner takes all” and still tell me he is for “Change.”

      • Lade

        Egoigwe, this is a simple thing to do, it does not have to be a military regime, all he would do is to pitch them in the people’s court. Commit them to KPIs and get them to be accountable. Where they lie people will know easily and can sue them when they leave office.

    • Lade

      I agree with you. We Yorubas do not fret even if we don’t have anyone at the centre because the idea is we will survive through knowledge, Education that is. The past government, we practically didn’t have anyone in any significant office. It became so bad that GEJ even removed some model school principals that prompted the Afenifere go visit him. But in this present age, the position to take is to try and change things through the ballot box when the time comes. I agree the Igbos have every right to vote whoever they want be it a block vote or note but I think Rochas’s thrust in his message was more against irregularities. He does not believe APC lost out entirely at the polls. He believes there was a conspiracy to cheat. So this is slightly different.

      • Okey

        Education ? I doubt you know the national statistics on WAEC, JAMB, NYSC, etc to know who are in the lead. But since your “education” denied knowledge of who denied the Yoruba the office of the Speaker but barely allowed you to know the school principals you did not have,then, education indeed !

  • Short n’Sharpe

    IT WAS ILLITERATE TO VOTE FOR A CONSTITUTIONALLY IN-ELIGIBLE CANDIDATE
    – OF THE APC – BECAUSE ALL THE VOTES CAST FOR MUHAMMADU BUHARI ARE

    NULL AND VOID BY OPERATION OF LAW.

    • El Niño

      Keep deceiving yourself. He will be your president come May 29, 2015, the day when reality will probably dawn on you and your like that the world does not revolve around you and your delusions after all. You can see what you already stand to loss, that is what jealousy and hate does to a f00lish people!

    • dah

      Sorry please, you are ahead of ararube in the psychiatric order.

  • egoigwe

    Ha! Will this house stand???

    • El Niño

      Ohhh Yes, it will !!

      • egoigwe

        Ok o! I will be hopeful but this power-sharing process looks like it is going to be really acrimonious.

  • McAlfred Uta

    Oyegun lost his ward, Local Government and State during the elections to PDP. He cannot remain as Party Chairman. Let Senate President go to South-South, House of Reps to North East, APC Chair to South East and SGF to North Central. My reasons, South East has been the SGF under GEJ with 5 Senate Presidents under OBJ, and North Central – Senate President since 2007, There is then no reason to return SGF to South East and Senate President to North Central. Finally, Saraki is the least qualified as EFCC is still on his trail for SGBN and IBTC scams plus Kwara missing funds in Trade bank.

    • dah

      And so what.? How many governors lost their wards.

  • Ms. Thenjiwe Obong

    perhaps if pdp did not rig the apc south east out of a senatorial seat, perhaps, the south east would have been the senate president. perhaps the south south should be given the opportunity , but who? because I think the only opposition senator in the south south will be Otu from cross river and he belong to the labor party.

    • ik

      Who are they deceiving, you of course?

  • Uwadiegwu

    APC (Muslim Brotherhood) can go to hell with your senate president position. South East has not asked you for one and it will not miss your Muslim Brotherhood speaker position.

    • dah

      You are welcome to opposition.

  • Arrest warrant

    In line with APC transparency agenda no zone will be marginalized…they didn’t vote for APC in SS/SE zone and that didn’t stop the party success..let them in the zone awaits the mercy train to decide and see the trash that deserves the zone..APC CHANGE APC ALL THE WAY.

    • ik

      What has the Senate President you are agitating brought to your life today?

  • Joe Chucks

    As if senate president pays any body’s meal in the east. They can go to abyss with their senate presidency or whatever.

    • Desmond

      Igbos nor sabi think

      • ik

        They no sabi think but they are producing international intellectuals than any region in this country. Keep those facts with you and try to update yourself intellectually(both internationally).

  • Okey

    Enough of this mischievous fraud being played to the admiration of the living-dead.

    1) Ndigbo did nothing unNigerian in the last presidential election. Every geopolitical group worked and struggled hard to deliver a block-vote to their candidate of choice, South East inclusive. In particular, the South West boasted of a block-vote, the consideration of which denied Rotimi Amaechi the Vice Presidential slot in favour of Prof. Osinbajo. But to the surprise of all, PDP’s aggressive campaign in the South West deflated the calculation and boast of APC leaders in than zone. So, that there votes were divided between Buhari and Jonathan is no product of political savvy or deliberate decision. It is patently fraudulent to make a claim to that effect. The division in South West presidential votes was forced on APC and their leaders in the South West.

    2) The South West had, all along, “put her eggs in one basket,” (AG, AD and ACN), a character trait that the-later day Nigerian political saints and self-seeking Igbos had always praised the Yoruba for; praising them for remaining steadfast to the ideal of one-united-entity for, not only political relevance but, bargaining power. The Yoruba built that pedigree and out of it came the beautiful bride that must be reckoned with by anybody or block seeking anything today in Nigeria. But today, revisionists are imputing crime on the South East for behaving likewise and desperately office seeking elements among the Igbo are poo-pooing the very strategy that gave their compatriots a stronger bargaining power; a strategy they (Nigerian revisionists and Igbo elements) have always envied of and commended the Yoruba for. They will rather have an Igbo nation with disparate, unidentifiable stand and mission that will serve only the interest of the few. It is a shame that some Igbos with no self-worth whatsoever have been immolating, foreswearing and denouncing themselves and pouring invectives to their fathers’ graves because Ndigbo behaved the Nigerian way.

    3) Has any of these political saints condemned the North West for putting their eggs in one basket ? If not, why ? This is a behaviour that presents Nigeria as a fraud. It is rabid dishonesty to say, South East voted “peculiarly” or made a “misadventure.”

    3) Is there any place in the Nigerian Constitution that says the Office of the Senate President or Speaker of the House of Representatives must come from the party in majority ? There is no such thing in the Constitution. Therefore, any lover of the South East knows what to do. By coming out to vote on election day, the South East has demonstrated the desire and willingness to participate in Nigeria’s government, not to be excluded.So APC cannot deliberately embark on exclusion of a people and expressing “sadness” for its deliberate act.

    4) Hasn’t there been in this country a Speaker of the House of Representatives who emerged from a minority party ? Yes, there has been.

    Nevertheless, please, enough of this criminalization of the Igbo race for behaving essentially Nigerian. Let Gen. Buhari and APC take their Senate President and Speaker to which ever zone that pleases their souls. At least, that will mark and denote their first step of Change – “the winner takes all” they condemned PDP for.

    I can only beg Gen. Buhari of one thing: to ensure that, as from May 29, 2015, every Igbo Governor accounts for how he spends every Kobo received from the Federal Revenue Allocation Account. For I am one those who believe, strongly, that corruption pervades more at the states level than at the Centre; that there is no check-and-balances at the states level because, honestly and seriously speaking, there are no state legislatures in Nigeria – what we have there are errand boys to the Governor’s wife; in the result, the unemployment and hunger which is the bye-product of mindless corruption in the states are deftly pushed to, and blamed on, the Federal Government. If a Peter Obi can run affairs of Anambra State, make a modest achievement, did not owe civil servants a dime and still left N30 Billion whilst leaving office, I don’t know why other Governors should have horrible records of wickedness against their people. The horrible state of affairs, at the states level, I must say, pervades 90% of the states of federation. If therefore, the Igbo Governors will be just a little honest in their management of resources, Gen. Buhari and APC can take their Senate President and Speaker to wherever will comfort their souls, Ndigbo will not will not die. After all, the Sharing of the offices of the President and the Vice President between the North and the South West, and the sharing of principal officers of the National Assembly also between the North and the South West is the most righteous step to CHANGE in our country !

    But, please, enough of this nonsense. Let no one criminalize the South East for doing exactly what other zones did and do.

    • ybello902

      Okey!!! Is it not UNWISE to use a good strategy at the wrong time? As the strategy achieved what it is meant to achieve?.If the end doesn’t justify the means and is repeated again and again what do you call it.

      • Okey

        Here you go on the Nigerian again. All the while the South West shunned all the governments at the Centre, it was the “right time.” Now they joined, it was the “right time” equally. To the South East, no time is right. Please, enough of this fraudulent posture !

  • Harry

    APC should not make the mistake to give SGF to the South East, because the incumbent is from South East, we need a change from PDP ideas.

    • Out-Med Co

      The Incumbent is NOT from the South East. If Oyegun is truely unhappy about the plight of the South East Good. Otherwise let him feel free to rejoice over a people’s ‘misfortune’ but let him also also note that this people that survived Awolowo’s hunger weapon will yet rise again.