USAfrica: Abia group protests at Nigerian consulate in New York; calls on Buhari to monitor events in Abia

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Abia USA group protests at Nigerian consulate in New York; calls on Buhari to monitor events in Abia       

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A few hours ago on Saturday October 17, 2015, at the Nigerian Consulate in New York city, a group of Abia State indigenes and several Americans rallied to protest what they cited as a “grand, corrupt scheme to violate the actual votes of Abia people.  Hence, we call on the US Department of State and the federal government of Nigeria to immediately keep an oversight interest concerning the events in Abia State.”

The group pointed out that they  reflect the strong position of the almost 250,000 Nigerians in the greater New York East Coast region Who are demanding for accountability, transparency and elections which truly reflect the will of the people.

In the statement which was signed by the spokesman for the group, CC Agujiegbe, the network emphasized that “we are protesting the continued stay in office of the PDP Governor [Ikpeazu] whose name and claim to the office has long been tainted by presented evidences which show rigging, falsification of results, violence against those who pull against them, manipulation of numbers and votes, etc.”

Also, the diaspora group noted that it had “major and realistic concerns over the issue that
the Ochendo-Ikpeazu-PDP gang started boasting and bragging about their certainty of victory BEFORE the Abia Elections Tribunal gave its initial rulings. We are very concerned that the same gang started ‘celebrating’ BEFORE the then yet to be announced rulings of the Abia Elections Tribunal on the senatorial and House of Representative seats because, allegedly, that notorious gang sought to compromise the process. The fact is they got favorable rulings; and with those rulings ndi Abia are asking more questions about the independence and transparency of both the Tribunal  and the notorious iINEC in Abia State.” 

APGA's Dr. Otti and PDP's Dr. Ikpeazu
APGA’s Dr. Otti and PDP’s Dr. Ikpeazu

 

The group added in that statement obtained by USAfricaonline.com, that “We therefore:

1: call on the elections tribunal to take complete and adequate cognizance of those factors and evidences in order to reach the correct and appropriate conclusion.

2: We, therefore, believe based on the number of ACTUAL votes cast in the April 2015 election, Dr. Alex Otti, first class banker and technocrat, should be declared the rightful winner and Governor of Abia State.

3: appeal for the support of New Yorkers who we already know are opposed to the hijacking of the electoral process.

4: we call on the US Department of State and the federal government of Nigeria to immediately keep an oversight interest concerning the events in Abia State.”

An elections tribunal remains in session in Umuahia [capital of Abia] where the entry of the final/closing arguments by the Otti and Ikpeazu lawyers on Monday October 19, 2015.  Supporters of Otti and Ikpeazu are, metaphorically, pregnant with expectations of the tribunal ruling in their favour, or….                                                                                                                   By Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher of USAfrica and first African-owned, U.S-based professional newspaper published on the internet. chido@USAfricaonline.com  Follow me @Chido247

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He chronicles, movingly, his 1998 reporting from the Robben Island jail room in South Africa where Mandela was held for decades through his 20 years of being CLOSEUSAfrica: Abia group protests at Nigerian consulate in New York; calls on Buhari to monitor events in Abia to Achebe. He moderated the 2012 Achebe Colloquium at Brown UNIVERSITYUSAfrica: Abia group protests at Nigerian consulate in New York; calls on Buhari to monitor events in Abia in Providence, Rhode Island.“I’ll forever remember having walked inside and peeped through that HISTORICUSAfrica: Abia group protests at Nigerian consulate in New York; calls on Buhari to monitor events in Abia Mandela jail cell (where he was held for most of his 27 years in unjust imprisonment) at the dreaded Robben Island, on March 27, 1998, alongside then Editor-in-chief of TIME magazine and later news chief EXECUTIVEUSAfrica: Abia group protests at Nigerian consulate in New York; calls on Buhari to monitor events in Abia of the CNN, Walter Isaacson (and others) when PRESIDENTUSAfrica: Abia group protests at Nigerian consulate in New York; calls on Buhari to monitor events in Abia BILLUSAfrica: Abia group protests at Nigerian consulate in New York; calls on Buhari to monitor events in Abia Clinton made his first official trip to South Africa and CAMEUSAfrica: Abia group protests at Nigerian consulate in New York; calls on Buhari to monitor events in Abia to Robben Island. Come to this island of scourge and you will understand, in part, the simple greatness and towering grace of Nelson Mandela”, notes  Chido Nwangwu, award-winning writer, multimedia 
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