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Itsekiri Leader: Why We Left Jonathan For Buhari

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Itsekiri Leader: Why We Left Jonathan For Buhari

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March 15, 2015 – Itsekiri Leader:Why We Left Jonathan For Buhari

The leader of the Itsekiri nation in Delta State, Dr. Alex Ideh, has accused President Goodluck Jonathan, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, of failing the ethnic group.

Ideh said the recent return of Buhari from the United Kingdom had put an end to the lull in the political space and served as a reassurance of the candidate’s ability to garner Itsekiri votes for the APC in Delta State.

“The outcome of the election will affirm the Itsekiri’s massive support for a Buhari presidency. Jonathan has failed the Itsekiri people through denial of economic empowerment and demonstration of ethnic jingoism.

“The President, in November last year, was supposed to have come to perform the groundbreaking of the $16bn Export Processing Zone at Ogidigben, which is an Itsekiri community, but refused to do so 48 hours to the event, because of protests from the Ijaw community led by an ex-militant, Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo), who told the President that his security could not be guaranteed if he dared to come.

“Nobody from the presidency thought it fit to come and give any explanation. It is now that elections are around the corner and the tempo seems to be favouring Buhari that the President thought he could quickly come and visit Olu of Warri and give explanations. We feel he is giving too much credence to ethnic considerations because the instigated protest was coming from his people,” he said.



  1. nkelele

    March 15, 2015 at 5:24 AM

    That serve him rite, mr president I no we the itsekiri are minority and with or without our vote u might win the election bt do wht is rite obj was nt like this u are a pretender try. To do thins that will balance the ijaw and d itsekiri so dt there will b peace

  2. Igbo

    March 15, 2015 at 6:41 AM

    Nkelele.go an tell your poeple that. they dont heve right to abandon his brother wedar good or bad.ask them. how many time did Nothaners come say that they abandon Buhari.dos it mean that Buhari is good fo all de wholo Nothaners. wedar them vote goodluck or not he will win.

  3. pinklady

    March 15, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Jonathan is an ijaw president,he doest care abt the suffering of the people,till now all filling station in benue state markudi sell fuel btw 105 n 110 naire per litre.wht happend to the 87 naire per litre. Thinking abt this reelection,wasting money,pls someone tell the president let his work speak for him.

  4. ubong

    March 15, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Itesikiri or nt GEJ s winning

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