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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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.…

Read More

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…

Read More

NGWOKOR VIES FOR IKA N/EAST COUNCIL CHAIRMANSHIP SEAT

Engr. Jackson Teddy Ngwokor, has declared his intention to vie for Ika North East Local Government Council chairmanship seat under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The Umunede born businessman cum politician, made his intention known to the public last Saturday, when he met with the APC members in the local government at the party’s Secretariat in Boji-Boji, Owa. According to Ngwokor, “I have come to tell our good people of Ika North East Local Government that I have joined the race for the chairmanship seat in our…

Read More

LG POLLS: DSIEC RELEASES ELECTION TIME TABLE

The Delta State Independent Electoral Commission Board headed by Chief Mike Ogbodu, has fixed January 6, 2018 for the local government elections in all 27 council areas of the state. The Board Chairman disclosed this while outlining the comprehensive election time table in Asaba on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Chief Ogbodu said the election would be for the 25 chairmanship positions as well as for the councillorships in each of the wards in the state local government council areas. He gave the complete outline of the time table as follows:…

Read More

UNPAID LG WORKERS SALARY: PDP WILL LOSE TO APC IF…

When a fly is selfish, arrogant, high minded and does not listen to advice, it will surely follow the corpse into the grave; that is exactly what will happen to Ika South and Ika North East LGAs if the two Chairmen go on to take the proposed N17million car loan to be repaid with money generated from Internally Generated Revenue, instead of paying their workers’ outstanding salaries, especially Ika South workers for 10 months. How can a good leader watch his workers who elected him to occupy the seat be…

Read More

APC TO WIN NEXT COUNCIL ELECTION IN IKA NORTH EAST -Ngwokor

An All Progressives Congress, APC, aspirant in the forthcoming Council Chairmanship election in Ika North East Local Government Area, Delta State, Engr. Ngwokor Teddy Jackson, has said that APC will win the election. Engr. Ngwokor stated this during an exclusive interview with an Ika Weekly Newspaper reporter. The Umunede born Petroleum and Gas Engineer said that he is in the race not to amass wealth but, to better the lives of the people of Ika North East. According to him, “I am in the Chairmanship race in Ika North East…

Read More

POLITICAL DUNGEON BY EGWU NWACHUKWU

Majority of those touting themselves as APC chieftains in Delta are rejects and renegades from the People’s Democratic Party. The likes of Hon. Doris Uboh, Victor Ochei, Omo-Agege, Dr. Ojugboh Cairo and a retinue of disenchanted and disappointed opportunists whose over-leaping ambitions cannot find breeding space at the same corridors of governance in the present dispensation under His Excellency (Sen.) Dr. A.I. Okowa. There is a promise that must be hurriedly put across to them, and it should be marked with intense seriousness that APC lost its rudder from inception…

Read More