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Presidency: North to commence eight-year tenure in 2011, says Owie

Senator Roland Owie is a former chief whip of the Senate. He is currently the leader of the Action Congress (AC) in Edo State. In this interview, he expresses support for the decision of the National Assembly to empower Dr Goodluck Jonathan as acting president and calls for the dissolution of the Federal Executive Council with a view to appointing fresh hands that would assist Jonathan move the nation forward. Excerpts:

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Can Jonathan be his own man?

For Acting President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the tasks ahead are daunting but time to accomplish them is limited. But it appears time is not the only factor he has contend with, at least for now. Jonathan has the hawks hovering around Aso Rock portal of power and various powerful individuals and interest groups to worry about.

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Saving Nigeria through return of people’s power

When pro-democracy groups forced the military junta to retreat into the barracks in 1999, the obvious assumption was that a worst civilian government was better than the most benevolent military dictatorship. This was the maxim that is beginning to cut a big gash at the heart of true democrats who risked their lives to ensure that Nigeria returned to the civilized ways of governance.

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Obi’s victory in Anambra election well deserved — Umeh, APGA Chairman

Following the historic February 6, 2010 governorship election in Anambra State in which the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC declared incumbent Governor Peter Obi of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA winner, the camps of some opposition candidates who lost in the contest especially, Dr. Chris Ngige of the Action Congress, AC and his Peoples Democratic Party, PDP counterpart, Professor Chukwuma Soludo had been grumbling aloud just as they continued to lament their losses.

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