June 12: IMG stops two ex-governors from Lagos rally

2010-06-15
THE PUNCH Newspaper- Mudiaga Affe

Coordinator of the Ijaw Monitoring Group, Mr. Joseph Evah, on Monday said two former governors of Niger Delta states (names withheld) were stopped from attending a rally in Lagos on Saturday to mark the 17th anniversary of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.



Activists, including groups from the South-South staged rallies in Lagos to mark the annulment of the election won by the late Chief MKO Abiola.



According to Evah, the hard stance of the group on the two former governors during the rally was to avoid credibility problems.



Evah said, “We didn’t want politicians to join us because we feel it is unacceptable, since they haven’t given a good account of their stewardship in the area for the eight years they held power.”



The IMG leader, who said he had nothing personal against the ex-governors, explained it was the collective resolve of the group to stop all former governors of the region from the venue of the June 12 celebration because of their alleged failure to give account of how they managed the resources of the area in the past eight years.







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Good action from a sensible group. How I wish there is a group to monitor the political activities/achievement and call almost similar names with very serious activists. may be ’True Dividend of Democracy Group’ and monitor the acheivement at Federal , State and Local levels

Posted by: Kola Ayandele , on Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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GOD BLESS YOU EVAH. NOW WE ARE TAKING THE BULL BY THE HORN. THERE MUST BE A NEW CULTURE OF ALIENATION AND REJECTION OF THE IRRESPONSIBLE PEOPLE THAT HAVE EITHER CAUSED OR HELP TO PERPETUATE OUR PLIGHT. LET THEM KNOW THEY ARE NOT WELCOME.THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING AND IT WILL SURELY TRANSLATE TO AND BE REFLECTED IN OUR VOTING PATTERN . YES.

Posted by: NAIJA ROGUE REPELLENT , on Tuesday, June 15, 2010




 

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