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May 24, 2018

Political Prostitution: A Mockery of Democracy

  Jumping off and abandoning one’s political party when in defeat and joining the winning team is political prostitution and while prostitutes may have power, they are definitely without respect. Jumping from one party to another is politically naïve and selfish. In advanced democracies, crossing carpet is not the norm. It is rare in the UK and even rarer in the US. The last time it happened in the United Kingdom was in the 1970s when some members of the British Labour Party left to form, the Social Democratic Party, alongside members of the old Liberal Party. Seasoned politicians hardly…

Eight PDP Members Die in Auto Crash

Eight members of Peoples Democratic Party, Abia state chapter have been confirmed dead and six critically injured as a result of ghastly auto crash along Anambra-Enugu highway. The men were returning from the Anambra state ward congress, where they worked as auxiliary staff in preparation for the governorship election holding on 18th November this year. The surviving six members who were reported to be critically injured were rushed to the federal medical centre, Umuahia, thanks to the state government who sent in ambulances since the industrial action embarked upon by health workers affected the operations of UNTH Enugu. On learning…

Robert Mugabe Blasts ‘Coward’ Nelson Mandela

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe blasted Nelson Mandela as a “coward” and “idiot” during a rally August 5th to celebrate Mugabe’s record seventh term in office following his victory in the country’s disputed elections last week. In one of his trademark fiery speeches, the 89-year-old Mugabe — who has led the southern African country since 1980 — claimed that he should be hailed as an African hero instead of Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon and former president of neighboring South Africa. “My huge victory in these elections prove I am the greatest leader in the history of Africa,” Mugabe told supporters in…

Governor suspended from APGA

The Imo State Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha has been suspended from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for engaging in alleged anti-party activities. Report reaching us disclosed the rising from an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting Saturday in Abuja, the party said NEC unanimously decided to dissolve the Imo State chapter of the party’s executive, replacing it with a 21-man committee to be appointed to oversee the party until a new congress is held. “The NEC unanimously resolved to suspend with immediate effect the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okoroacha, from the party, for gross anti-party activities, bordering…

Zimbabwe election was huge farce, ….says Morgan Tsvangirai

Zimbabwe’s election was a “huge farce”, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said, alleging vote-rigging by rival President Robert Mugabe’s camp. Mr Tsvangirai said Wednesday’s presidential poll was “null and void”. The largest group of election observers described the vote as “seriously compromised” and said up to a million Zimbabweans were prevented from voting. Mr Mugabe’s party, which is claiming a victory, denied the accusations, saying the voting went smoothly. The 89-year-old president is running for a seventh term. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has five days to declare who won the poll. Unofficial reports suggest candidates from Mr Mugabe’s Zanu-PF…

Why Political merger cannot work in Nigeria – Japhet Anyanwu

National Leader of a non-governmental organization known as “Rebuild Nigeria Initiative” Chief Japhet Anyanwu has criticized the merger plan by minority parties who desire having a mega-party that will challenge the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the 2015 general elections. According to him, in the 60’s, merger plans between the NPC and NCNC collapsed because the arrangement had no ideological base. He further posits that the proposed alliance between Nigeria Peoples’ Party (NPP) and defunct National Party of Nigeria (NPN) in the second republic failed because of selfishness of the leaders who want power at all cost. The ulterior motive…

Italy’s First Black Cabinet Minister, Faces Death Threats

But Cecile Kyenge says she’s not afraid and challenged Italians to respond to such intimidation themselves to prove that Italy isn’t racist. Kyenge, a Congolese-born doctor who has lived in Italy since 1983, has been the target of racist diatribes ever since she was named integration minister in April. She has been called “Congolese monkey,” and a member of a “bonga bonga government.” Last week, a local politician from the xenophobic Northern League party was expelled from the party after she suggested on Facebook: “Why doesn’t someone rape her (Kyenge), so she can understand what victims of atrocious crimes feel?”…

Hon Pat-Ekeji identifies with Okada riders -Distributes 500 sets of rain-coat

Ngozi Pat-Ekeji, member representing Aboh Mbaise in the Imo State House of Assembly on Friday, May 10, 2013 distributed about 500 sets of rain-coat outfits to all okada riders in Aboh Mbaise LGA, Imo State. Speaking during the hand-over event at Community Primary School Hall Umuopara Nguru Mbaise, Hon. Pat-Ekeji, who is also the Minority Leader in the Imo House of Assembly (IMHA), reminded the members of Okada Riders Association that the occasion was part of her effort to deliver on her election promises to the people of Aboh Mbaise State Constituency.  “My brothers, I have come to tell you…

APGA Leaders storm Ehime-Mbano -As SOLAD urges Governor to vie for 2nd term

Chief Mrs. Chioma Ogoke, the Sole Administrator of Ehime Mbano Local Government Council, on May 10, 2013 implored the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha to consolidate his achievements by running for a second tenure in the 2015 gubernatorial elections. She made this appeal through the State Working Committee of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) which visited Ehime-Mbano. According to her “the monumental achievements of the present regime and its benefits will manifest fully if Governor Okorocha serves another tenure”, she said.  She urged the Governor to shelve his presidential ambition for now. In address at the event, the…