GENERAL ELECTION RACE FOR 2019 AND YOUTHS INDIFFERENCE

As envisaged, the national political terrain has again become tensed up with a lot of intrigues that only the strong hearted will be able to wade through the minefield and come out successfully in the 2019 general election race. Those who want to emerge as candidates in all the positions due for future elections have started early to scheme, maneuvers in order to outwit their opponents. Nowhere is the scheme so intense than in the Peoples Democratic Party PDP) and the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). We have recently watched…

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GROUP URGES OJOUGBOH TO CONTEST 2019 GUBER ELECTION

Delegates of a registered political group in Delta State, FACE-TO-FACE political group have thrown their weight solidly behind Dr. Cairo Ojougboh over what they described as his astuteness and humane disposition towards good governance in the state and have urged him to run for the governorship of the state in next year’s election. They described Dr. Ojougboh as an astute politician and dependable leader strongly committed to seeing the emergence of a greater Delta state during a meeting with him at his country home in Agbor on Friday 26th January,…

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DELTA GUBERNATORIAL 2019: MEN THAT ARE LIKELY TO RUN…

If 2014/2015 was a year we played dirty and nice just to sell our individual candidates, be prepared to have triple fold of it in 2018/2019 Delta Gubernatorial. It’s a fight to finish. The dice we threw then will be changed. The dance beat will also change, not because the dancers are really different but because the drum beaters are different and the stage totally different. Ifeanyi Okowa: The Ekwueme of the Universe. To say he won’t run for  Delta Gubernatorial is like saying you were not created but fell…

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ELECTORAL VIOLENCE: APC CHAIRMAN BEATEN BY POLITICAL THUGS

Mr. Sunny Onyejose, the Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ika North East LGA of Delta State, narrowly escaped death, as he was attacked by some political thugs for refusing to allow them rig election in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr. Sunny Onyejose, during an interactive session with newsmen recounted his ordeal in the hands of his attackers at Isenu Primary School, Owerre-Olubor; his country home; in Ika North East LGA of Delta State, on Saturday January 6, 2018. Continuing, he stated that immediately after the…

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AS DELTANS GO TO THE LOCAL COUNCIL POLLS ; A REMINDER

With just days pointing at Saturday 6th, January 2018, a day slated for the all-important Delta state Local Council polls, all eyes are now fixed on the state. This feeling is understandable as the ”ground of battle’ and the battlers have suddenly become unpredictable, full of intrigues and uncertainty. What is adding fuel to this political battle is the belief that this LG polls will shape the support structure come 2019 general election. But the joy of the above is that while the state-actors (the government, the DESIEC and the…

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NOW THAT ATIKU HAS GONE BEYOND THE LAST BUS STOP

That Atiku Abubakar has resigned his membership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) is no longer news. The interesting aspect of this episode is that as speculated, he has finally reunited with his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). To Atiku and his teaming supporters scattered across the states of the federation, it is more of a homecoming as he explained that the issue that made him leave the PDP in 2013 has been resolved. With the above in mind and considering our nation’s political platform where swapping of…

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VIEWPOINT: INTERNALLY DISLODGED PUBLICANS (IDPs)

Most privileged citizens, considered or supposed wise and trustworthy by the citizenry, when saddled with the responsibility to set and promote standards for best practices and exemplary conducts, for national development, knowingly or unknowingly create loopholes and hypocritically cut corners. The results, invariably, are exploitative and downgrading of established democratic principles and institutions, preceding gross negation of the intendments of avowed laws and constitutions. This further leads to a breakdown of law and order, retarded or stagnated development, violent agitations in terms of insurgency, rebellion, militancy, etc. and worse still,…

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DR. CAIRO OJOUGBOH, A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR – Jude Onya

Mr. Jude Onya is a Project Management expert, an administrator turned technocrat on political matters born into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Onya in Ekuku-Agbor community of Agbor kingdom, head-quarters of Ika South Local government area of Delta State. Armed with his flamboyant resume, from the political point, Mr. Onya was the former Special Assistant on Political Matters to former Governor of Delta State, Chief Dr. James Onanefe Ibori in 2002-2004. From 2004 to 2007, he was the State Youth Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while from…

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WHY CALL FOR RESTRUCTURING MAY GO ON SABBATICAL

The melodious ‘hymn’ about restructuring that resonated through our nation’s political wavelengths, playing in a very high key has gradually morphed into a decrescendo mode and chances are that in no distance time, the call may fade further into the graveyard of abandoned discourse which of course, is our regular trademark as a nation. Either way, if by luck the call survives this forced holiday, it may have to remain on life support, enjoying the same fate that has befallen Agricultural science as a subject in our nation’s secondary schools.…

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I AM NOT A POLITICIAN SAYS BARRISTER FELIX MORKA

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Barrister Felix Morka, has at a recent function at the party secretariat along Mariere Street Agbor, stated that he is not a politician. The amiable barrister made the comment because of the attitude of most of our contemporary politicians, which he claimed is not in his character. In his word, “I am not a politician, but I am a citizen of Nigeria, I may be a political activist, I may be a democracy campaigner; all that I am, but I do not…

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