The Yoruba socio- cultural organization, Afenifere has called on the Federal government to halt its plan to launch’ Operation Crocodile Smile ‘in the south west of the country. The operation comes in the wake of Python Dance in the south east. The group said such operation would encourage military takeover. It has also appealed to governors of Ondo and Osun to resolve brewing crisis between their supporters, insisting it doesn’t want war between two Yoruba states. Briefing newsmen at the end of the group’s meeting, spokesman for the group, Yinka Odubakin said although government has claimed the Crocodile Smile is to confront menace of badoo, Afenifere’s position is that the gang had been decimated by police and Oodua People’s Congress. “We insist that the military has no dut
The Anambra State Chapter of Ohaneze Ndigbo has said that it will hold the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) responsible should anything go wrong in the conduct of the forthcoming governorship election in the state. The body, which expressed optimism over a credible and hitch-free election, called on INEC to live up to expectation as the body saddled with the responsibility of conducting the election. The state President of the organisation, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, made the call yesterday at a church service to mark Nigeria’s 57th Independence celebration. “INEC must live up to expectations in making sure that the election is credible; one man one vote. If there is any problem with the election, not just Anambra, but the entire South East would hold INEC responsible.
At the time there is stern condemnation of the activities of Boko Haram in the north east and the Kaduna killings in the northwest of Nigeria, the Southeast has swallowed the bait set for it by its enemies. O how impatient is this set of people who are dexterously creative but full of acclaimed ‘common sense’. How have the Igbo allowed themselves to undermine the political scheming that has almost given them the presidency of Nigeria – which is actually all they clamour for – come 2023. Why should the Igbo be like the proverbial tortoise who took the challenge of living in the sewage pit (tempting condition) for seven days, only to give up after the sixth and half days? Must we continue bargain for political compensation or relevance through violence in this modern age? I must say this