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How I reconciled with my son, Uduaghan – EK Clark

…Says Sylva got what he deserved, Boko Haram not a Northern agenda
Elder-statesman Chief Edwin Clark’s reputation for straight talking has often pitched him in battle with many. It was that inclination that brought him into conflict with the mainstream of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in his native Delta State leading to his well publicised face-off with Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan. Remarkably, the feuding duo never took it personal with both men maintaining their “father-son” relationship. The spat it seemed was over last weekend as the “father” confirmed that old things are now past away.

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Boko Haram: Okorocha’s peace moves to Gombe

GOVERNOR Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe State would obviously not have been happy with the recent spate of violence that shook the state. It would have been even more disturbing to the Governor given his egalitarian background in the recent past when as the immediate past Accountant General of the Federation, AGF he mixed with Nigerians irrespective of tribe or religion.

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PDP ‘ll emerge stronger before 2015 – Bala Kaoje

A two time member of the House of Representatives, Mr Bala Kaoje, was also a former Minister of Sports. A staunch member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Kaoje in this interview expressed his mind on how he wants the party to become a stronger political machine, for the 2015 polls. He said with the on-going reconciliations in the party at both state and national levels, he was of the view that the party will emerge stronger than ever. He also spoke on some national issues. Excerpts:

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Sokoto guber: PDP in overdrive

THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP is overdriving its campaign for the reelection of its candidate, Aliyu Wamakko in tomorrow’s gubernatorial election. Does the party really have a reason to fear given the party’s saturation of the structures and system of government in Sokoto State?

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2012: Elechi’s budget of pragmatism on the move

THE Ebonyi state’s 2012 budget has come under critical review by various segments and strata in the state. While a pocketful of the analysts are of the opinion that it was well modified to address the basic needs of the people of the State, some believe that it was designed to spread across many sectors which would in the long run not make much tangible impact.

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Sokoto Guber: PDP is on track to win – Yelwa

Alhaji Abdullahi Yelwa, a two time Commissioner in Kebbi State is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the Northwest and was a facilitator at the National Political Reform Conference of 2005. Yelwa in this interview examines the prospects of the PDP in this weekend’s election and affirms that the party is on the right course to victory. Excerpts:

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The new politics of rice in Kwara

IT looked like a purposeful investment deal. However, plans by the Kwara State government to establish a rice cultivation deal with a Spanish company has taken centre stage in the ever raucous relationship between the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP administration of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed and the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN in the State.

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My dreams of returning as governor – Mbadinuju

FORMER Governor of Anambra State, Dr Chinwoke Mbadinuju, was recently in Awka to pick his gratuity and pension raising emotive issues concerning his own administration’s handling of pension issues. In an interview following the payment of his pension, the former governor justified his performance in office and addressed what he described as the high level conspiracy against him and his dream to serve a second term. Excerpts:

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Bayelsa: Any Sylva lining yet for Dickson?

THE Bayelsa State governorship election may have come and gone, nonetheless, the attendant legal ripples may continue to hold all the major players to ransom, even as political forces averse to the occupation of the proverbial ‘Creek Haven’ by Hon Seriake Dickson, may expectedly, intensify efforts towards sacking him from office via the instrumentality of the judiciary.

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