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Saraki: APC’s nightmare, Presidency’s mortal fear

Ever since his emergence as Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has been the undeserved target of mudslinging, character assassination, frivolous court cases, undue media trial, harassment and humiliation, propaganda, half-truths and outright falsehood among other shenanigans aimed at cowing and arm-twisting him to force him to bow to the whims and caprices of a powerful cabal operating with reckless abandon both within the presidency and the All Progressives Congress, APC, his only sin being that he contested and won the senate presidency against the pleasure of some self-crowned kingmakers, an action well within his rights.

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Why Ashafa is the option in Lagos East

Yesterday, in what became an anti-climax, Honorable Bayo Osinowo declared to run for a seat in the senate, to represent the people of Lagos East – a constituency already enjoying credible repressentation by Senator Gbenga Ashafa. Surrounded by friends and supporters, Honorable Osinowo read to his audience a prepared speech that was rather uninspiring – while struggling to articulate anything close to a coherent agenda if given the mandate.  One would have expected a little more detail and rigor from a legislator who has served in the Lagos state house of Assembly for 15 years.  To say his declaration speech was disappointing is only to put it mildly.

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Why Cmust enact change by jettisoning Indirect Rule

THE one-word motto of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is “Change.” So resonant and powerful is the word “Change!” as a rallying cry that it was the veritable motor that drove APC to its historic victory in the 2015 elections. And this despite the many obstacles that the nature of the party’s emergence posed to its survival, causing many to predict its disintegration and death even before it could get its name printed on the ballots. For a populace that had watched for sixteen years as the Peoples Democratic Party laid the country to waste, change was not a mere slogan to their ears as they looked for hope and succour; change was the promise of a new beginning.

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Vote-buying: Jonathan goofed on oshiomhole

In a season of partisan frenzy, fair and objective reaction to matters in the public square is indeed a strenuous undertaking. This is even more so when folks who (mis)speak don the toga of leaders. But, perhaps, more importantly, democracy would lose its defining egalitarianism if it foreclosed the free expression of viewpoints by its adherents- including often unreasoned perspectives that seek to diminish and ridicule.

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