2019 election may be peaceful – Senator Egwu

Senator Sam Egwu

By Godwin Okeh, ABAKALIKI

        The Senator representing Ebonyi North Senatorial District, Dr. Sam Egwu has said that 2019 general elections may not be bloody as being predicted by many people across the country.

Egwu who is a former Governor of Ebonyi state made this known while briefing journalists in Abakaliki shortly after picking his nomination form for second tenure in the senate.

Egwu said there were predictions in 2015 that the election may not hold and it later held peaceful.

He urged Nigerians not panic over the 2019 general elections, insisting that God was with the country.

He called for 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 included; Senator Obinna Ogba, Hon. Sylvester Ogbaga, Hon. Chukwuma Nwazunku, Hon. Iduma Igariwey among others.

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