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My withdrawal from Senate race is a sacrifice – Mamora

Senator Olorunimbe Mamora (ACN, Lagos East), Deputy Minority Leader in the Senate, had on Monday at a press briefing held at his constituency office in Ogudu, Kosofe Local Council of Lagos State announced his withdrawal from the senatorial race following consultations with the party hierarchy. In this interview, Mamora spoke on his decision to quit the Senate and other sundry issues.

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Jonathan: The prize of loyalty

A disarming “fine boy” look as the locals in his native Niger Delta region would describe him is perhaps Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s potent weapon against authoritarian superiors. Neither Dipereye Alamieyeseigha nor the late President Umaru Yar`Adua may have figured out the unfading luck that has been the lot of Nigeria’s current Commander-in-Chief.

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Atiku: An unyielding spirit

THOSE who accuse Atiku Abubakar of instability in his political relationships easily eat their words when they acknowledge the consistency of two of his life passions, making money and building relationships. That he has survived unimaginable political machinations of friends and foes is indeed reflective of the success to which he achieved in the two vocations.

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Our goals, our plans by Jonathan, Atiku

Any man seeking to lead a nation of more than 150 million persons must be a man of ideals. The two leading men in the forefront of the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, President Goodluck Jonathan and Atiku Abubakar have over time postulated ideas they have for the country. Underneath are the visions the two men have for the country.

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Why most Senators, Reps may not return

Under normal circumstances, an incumbent office holder has a better advantage to be re-elected over a fresh contender angling for the same post. The reasons are obvious. The incumbent often times is better known and gets more media exposure. He is also in a better position to raise more money for electoral campaigns. And more importantly, he has executed projects to campaign with.

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PDP: A convention and its late rules

The Peoples Democratic Party was at the weekend over stretching itself to rectify what ordinarily should have been a harmless administrative procedure. But given the historic predilection of the behemoth to crisis, the constitution and membership of the National Convention Committee, NCC became another concern for the controversy prone party.

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How PDP reforms were suppressed- Bawa Bwari

Hon. Bawa Bwari was one of the most prominent faces in the National Assembly between 1999 and 2007 having served as the Chief Whip of the House of Representatives in that period. His reputation as the longest serving principal officer in either chamber of the House is unbroken. His adventure in 2007 into the Niger State gubernatorial contest was swallowed up by the intrigues that shadowed the primary contest in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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Before Conventions, PDP rumbles

PDP remains and may continue to be a target of public opprobrium. But Does the PDP or its politicians care about their image It may not matter to them now; but it should. At no time has the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, been more fractious than now. The reason for the fire this time is steeped in what is called zoning.

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