Youth Group Wants Buhari to Chose Another Igala as Ocholi’s Replacement

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By John Akubo.

A group known as Ojuju Agbadufu Igala is challenging President Muhammad Buhari on the delay to name a replacement for the late Minister of State for Labour and employment James Ocholi one year after his demise.

This was contained in an open later to the President and commander in chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria which was signed by its clerk in Council Christopher Ukwenya and was made available to the Guardian in Lokoja.

The group in the letter reiterated the fact that all political appointments at the Federal level have continued to
eluded the race.

“We wish to remind your excellency that we the Igala people lost our sons; his excellency prince Abubakar Audu who should have been Governor of Kogi State. We also lost James Enejoh Ocholi (SAN) who was a dedicated member of your cabinet. They were both Igala sons as they did not just come from any part of the State.

“Recall also that all political appointments thus far have eluded the Igalas. We look up to you that you will do the needful by ensuring that the appointment of minister to replace the late Ocholi would be done in such a way that the votes of the Igala people who were in the majority during the presidential election victory in the State.

The clerk expressed gratitude to God on behalf of the group for his love for Nigeria by restoring the health of the President.

“We had all joined in the prayer for good health and safe return of our dear and beloved President. So we are eternally grateful to God for bringing him back from the medical leave.”

Ukwenya indicated that they would continue in prayer for good health and wisdom for the President to be able to drive the affairs of State.


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