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STATE OF THE NATION: Jonathan’s impeachment not the solution – Okorie

FOUNDING National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA and now Chairman of the United Peoples Party, UPP, Chief Chekwas Okorie, has picked holes in the threat by the House of Representatives to commence impeachment proceedings against President Goodluck Jonathan if he failed to ensure 100 per cent implementation of the 2012 budget by September or calls for the President’s resignation by a section of the polity for inability to handle the insecurity challenges of the country.

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Internal Democracy: Why parties must make tough decisions – Deme

Dr. Mourtada Deme, is the Project Director of the Democratic Governance for Development, DGD project, an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP for the promotion of democracy in Nigeria. An expert in electoral reform, he has experience in the promotion of good governance, institution building in developing countries and has observed elections in many countries. Deme, a Senegalese-born American trained democracy expert, spoke to Vanguard on his experiences of Nigeria’s democracy project. Excerpts:

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Impeachment Threat: Reps don’t know what they are doing – Nzeribe

Francis Arthur Nzeribe was elected senator for Orlu Senatorial District, Imo State in 1999 and re-elected in 2003. In November 2002, the then Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim indefinitely suspended him due to an allegation of fraud.
But he was said to be planning an impeachment motion against Anyim. He could not make it back to the Senate in 2007 as he was defeated by Senator Osita Izunaso.

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Anambra 2014: The governor we need – Obiogbolu

In 2014, the people of Anambra State would return to the polls to elect who governs them. However, of the three senatorial districts in the state, Anambra North is the only one that has not occupied the Government House. Dr Alex Obiogbolu, a founding member of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from the zone and one of the major contenders for the number one state job, bares his mind on why it is the zone’s turn to occupy the Government House in 2014.

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LEADERS AT WAR OVER GRAFT: Buhari’s allegation raises dusts

FORMER Head of State and Presidential Candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the 2011 general election, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), on Monday threw a direct challenge to three of his successors – Generals Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and Olusegun Obasanjo as well as President Goodluck Jonathan, accusing them of being responsible for the rot in the oil industry and the spiraling wave of corruption in the country.

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Ondo Guber: Give Mimiko a second chance – Babatope

CHIEF Ebenezer Babatope is a former Minister of Transport in the late General Sani Abacha military regime. A member of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Babatope, in this interview in Ikenne, Ogun State, justified his support for the re-election bid of Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State. According to him, his support for Governor Mimiko is based on the performance of the governor in Ondo State. Excerpts:

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