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Gov Shema: We won’t take Buhari factor for granted

Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State has robust political antecedents. A lawyer by training, he was the deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He worked closely with the late President Umaru Yar’Adua when he was the governor in Katsina before succeeding him.Only recently, he was the coordinator of the north-west zone of the President Jonathan/Sambo campaign. Now, he is seeking re-election via next month’s polls

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DEMOCRACY BY COURT ORDERS: Candidates’ list for April elections: The courts have it!

Obviously, the judiciary is on the march. However, the direction in which it is marching is now the subject of grave concern in political circles. Democracy may well be defined as government of the people, by the people and for the people, considering the overwhelming role the judiciary has so far played in determining the authenticity of candidates of various political parties for next month’s general elections. But this has left many wondering whether it cannot be rightly said that Nigeria is practising ‘Democracy by Court Orders’.

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