OPINION BY FREDRICK NWABUFO: In 2003, south-east voted for Obasanjo against Ojukwu — why? | TheCable thecable.ng/in-2003-south-…
.@FredrickNwabufo: "Although Ojukwu lost the election, his participation in the exercise showed manifest belief in Nigeria. thecable.ng/in-2003-south-…
.@FredrickNwabufo: "A non-believer in a united Nigeria will not seek to be the country’s president. So, the involvement of Ojukwu, being a former separatist leader, in the election exemplified a reformed mindset committed to building a Nigeria where justice and equity reigns.
.@FredrickNwabufo: "Ojukwu’s victory is the personal example he showed by participating in elections and chaperoning a political party -- APGA -- long after the war. thecable.ng/in-2003-south-…

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