- The people of the southeast have been urged to accept the ruling All Progressives Congress as their political party
- The call was made by Victor Ogene who claimed that the region stands the risk of losing out in 2023
- According to him, the coming Anambra governorship election will make the people put themselves into the national consciousness
A serious message has been sent to the people of the southeast by a former member of the House of Representatives and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Victor Ogene.
He called on the people to accept the APC now or risk losing out of the permutations for the nation’s presidency in 2023, Punch Newspaper reports.
He made this known in a statement titled ‘Anambra: Ndigbo Must Embrace APC Now or Lose Out of 2023 Equation'.
According to him, the November 6, 2021, Anambra state governorship election, would afford the zone an ample opportunity to ingrain itself in the national consensus.
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Sit-at-home fails in Imo, Abia as residents go about their duties
Meanwhile, commercial activities returned to major parts of Owerri, the capital of Imo state, on Monday, September 20, after weeks of compliance to the sit-at-home order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Banks, shops, schools and markets were opened for business — compared to previous Mondays where business areas and major roads were deserted.
Ifunanya Nwosu, a trader at Wetheral road in Owerri, expressed delight over the return of commercial activities. She said while the sit-at-home order lasted, her business was impacted negatively.
Nnamani condemns IPOB's sit-at-home order
Recall that a former governor of Enugu state, Chimaroke Nnamani, had expressed deep concern over the sit-at-home directive by IPOB.
Nnamani said the order is against the Igbo's interest and has negatively affected the economy and social life in the southeast.
The lawmaker said the Igbo character is defined by hard work, noting that the sit-at-home order is antithetical to this trait and a betrayal of Igbo interest.
Candidates who missed exams have another shot
In another development, candidates who missed the 2021 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) in the Nigerian southeast region will be given another opportunity to write the exam.
Sonny Echono, the permanent secretary of the ministry of education made this known while monitoring some examination centres in Abuja on Monday, September 20.
According to him, the ministry will put modalities in place to ensure that the candidates who missed the exam have another shot at the paper they missed.