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Senate President warns against violent agitation in South-East



 Senate President warns against violent agitation in South East
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and Chief Chekwas Okorie

President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has warned against the use of violence to press home any demand in the South-East.

Lawan, who said violent agitation or angry protest has never solved problems anywhere in the world, called on South-East people to embrace the political process to address their present grievances.

Lawan stated this on Tuesday when he hosted Chief Chekwas Okorie, the founder of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APC) and now prominent chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his office in Abuja.

His words: “I am of the view that violent agitation or angry protests have never solved problems anywhere in the world.”

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Okorie had visited Senator Lawan to invite him to the launching of APGA and the Igbo Question, a book chronicling the history of the formation of the party.

“I am happy that you took time to emphasize the importance of the political process in addressing the Igbo question, The book APGA and the Igbo Question is coming at a very auspicious time in Nigeria’s democratic evolution,” the Senate President added.

While accepting the invitation as Special Guest of honour to the book launch as he promised to be physically present, Lawan commended Okorie’s effort to tell the story of APGA through a book.

Earlier, Okorie informed the senate president that the book is not only about the formation of APGA but explores the possibility of dealing with the Igbo question in Nigeria’s political setting.

Also at the meeting were the Majority Leader of the Senate, Sen. Yahaya Abubakar Abdullahi, and the Chief Whip, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu.

In a separate meeting at the offices of the Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu, the former Abia State governor commended Okorie for being ‘ever ready’ to serve Ndigbo.

Commenting on the upcoming 2023 general elections, Kalu said he was contesting the presidency of Nigeria to correct the injustices meted to Ndigbo.

He expressed confidence in winning the election, saying “I am the best hope for Ndigbo getting the presidency in 2023. I left successful businesses I nurtured from infancy to continue serving Ndigbo and indeed Nigerians.”

PlatinumPost reports that the book ‘APGA and the Igbo Question’ will be launched in Abuja on April 28th at the Sheraton Hotel.


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