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Nobody is in charge of Anambra PDP – Odedo, NASS member

How well-spread is your activity in the federal constituency?

One thing I promised my constituents before the election was that a project must be set up in each community before the expiration of my tenure. We are determined to achieve it. But you should not forget that I’ve just spent only 2½ years because of the funny manipulation that happened immediately after our primaries in 2007.

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Bauchi CPC vows to sack Yuguda

A member of the House of Representatives and governorship candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change in Bauchi State, Yusuf Tuggar has promised the incumbent governor, Mallam Isa Yuguda a humiliating defeat in April 2011 polls saying that the North-eastern state, is tipped to be won by the CPC, because of the party”s pro-people ideology.

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Nwodo’s exit heralds more confusion for Anambra PDP

THE sudden resignation of the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo following his problem within the party hierarchy is likely to cause more confusion in the already highly bruised PDP in Anambra State. Though factions existed in the party before Nwodo’s emergence as the national chairman last year, the crisis escalated such that at the last count, most notable members of the party had got disenchanted and left.

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Why I want to govern Niger State- Bala Adamu Kuta

Bala Adamu Kuta is a member of the House of Representatives representing Shiroro constituency of Niger State. He has spent almost four years in the lower chamber but has refused to seek for another mandate to return to his seat in the National Assembly. He opted to vie for the highest seat of his state – Governor on the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party. In an interview with Vanguard Kuta spoke among others on why he deserves the governorship seat, the journey so far as a democratic nation and future elections in the country. Excerpt:

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Effect of Nwodo’s removal on Enugu politics

After a protracted battle for the control of the soul of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Enugu State, the National Chairman of the party, Dr. Emmanuel Okwesilieze Nwodo was forced to resign from his position last tuesday. For the period of seven months that Nwodo presided over the affairs of the PDP, peace eluded his home-state, Enugu,as he engaged Governor Sullivan Chime in a battle of wits over the control of the state party structure.

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The baggage PDP chairmen carry

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has become a metaphor for bad behaviour within the polity, especially when viewed against the character of its past national chairmen. The latest in this apparently unending series of dumped chairmen is Dr. Emmanuel Okwesilieze Nwodo, who came in with much promise but who was dumped, yesterday, by the party. This is an analysis of why the party’s chairmen continue to fail and why the party falters.

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Nwodo’s days as PDP Chairman

Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, who became the sixth National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on June 17, 2010 was best positioned to be the national chairman of the lot before him. Not only did he have the advantage of being the pioneer party national secretary, he also had the advantage of having observed the party from outside after his unceremonious removal from office as secretary and then exit in the party’s early years.

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Politicians re-strategise in Enugu

The resignation of Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo as national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday got Enugu State politicians cracking. While the camp of Governor Chime Sullivan Chime, which battled headlong with the Nwodo camp for seven months heaved a sigh relief, the exit of the PDP chairman has raised fresh political calculations in the Coal City.

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New political dynasties emerge in South-West

According to Professor Ali Mazrui, “Political dynasties are families that have exerted disproportionate influence on the politics of their societies. If they are successful, they may produce more than one Head of State or Head of Government. But at the very minimum, political dynasties have produced political leaders in varied ranks of the political process.”

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