By: Nkechinyere Oginyi
The Senator representing Ebonyi North in the National Assembly, Dr. Sam Egwu has urged Nigerians not to panic over the 2019 general elections, saying that there may not be bloodshed in next year’s general election contrary to many predictions from churches.
He argued that there were predictions in 2015 that the election may not hold and it later held with killing or miming individuals.
Speaking to news men in Abakaliki after picking nomination form for his second tenure, Egwu a two term Governor of Ebonyi state and former minister of Education, urged Nigerians not to panic over the 2019 general elections, insisting that God was with the country.
He called on government to maintain true democracy and separation of powers in the country and warned against further onslaught against National Assembly.
“2019 will be a reality. In 2015, there was that prediction that it will not hold or there will be bloodshed; there was that speculation and eventually it came and gone. God has been with Nigeria, we overcame. By the special grace of God, 2019 will also come and go and there won’t be any bloodshed.
“The onslaught on the National Assembly is not a good sign. We are practicing democracy and democracy entails that three arms of government must operate separately. Any attack on any arm of government is attack on democracy and we as members of parliament will not allow that to happen.
“These three arms of government should operate differently and that is the aim of the constitution. Anything contrary to that is not acceptable”, Egwu said.
Other National Assembly members that picked their nomination forms on Monday included; Senator Obinna Ogba, Hon. Sylvester Ogbaga, Hon. Chukwuma Nwazunku, Hon. Iduma Igariwey among others.