Rivers APC Congratulates Buhari, Amaechi, INEC And Electorate For Saving Nigeria From Doom.
The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated the party’s presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), for defeating incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in last weekend’s presidential election. Rivers APC in a statement issued in Port Harcourt by the State Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, described Buhari’s
victory as expected and well deserved. “Today, 31st
March, 2015, will remain epochal and indelible in
Nigeria’s history as it was the day on which Nigerians
through their votes spoke with one voice against a
clueless and misguided administration that would have
completely grounded the country’s economy.
Rivers APC Demands Suspension of Resident Electoral Commissioner
The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded the immediate suspension of the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mrs. Gesila Khan, for colluding with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig last weekend’s presidential and National Assembly elections in the State.
“For Mrs. Khan to have removed the INEC result sheets in all the polling units in the State with the intention of rigging the polls is a very serious criminal offence. Mrs. Khan should not only be suspended but should not be allowed to conduct the April 11 Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections, as well as the Presidential and National Assembly elections when rescheduled,” the party said in a statement issued in Port Harcourt by the State Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya.
The Heart Bigger Than APC and PDP
By: Samuel O. Adeyemi
We are in an interesting season in the history of our nation. The past three months have been unprecedented by many standards. Daily, we are inundated with news of Change, Transformation and Moving Forward. Accusations, counter-accusations, allegations, counter-allegations, and law suits are not in short supply this season. They come in droves.
The #BringBackOurGirls fervour seems to have been remarkably doused by the activities around this electioneering season. Salute to those still fanning the embers of that campaign which would have been put out, but for their resolute stance. Politicians who had (and still have) questions to answer have momentarily ceased to be seen in that light and are now celebrated as heroes.
An Urgent Memo to Nigerian Voters
By: Sly Edaghese
I know the majority of you have already made up your mind as to who to vote for, between Jonathan and Buhari, the two front-runners in the presidential election billed for Saturday. Therefore I am not here to influence your decision or tell you to change your mind. But know this adage: "In a democracy, people get the government they deserve." This implies that your vote counts. More than that. That you'll be responsible for the type of ruler you vote into power: a righteous ruler or a wicked ruler. King Solomon, in Proverbs 29:2, observed: "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth
rule, the people mourn." This is not a creed but an observation
made by the wise king. He tells us that citizens of a nation
will rejoice if those in authority are virtuous.
SOYINKA IS A TRIBALIST
By: Amaechi Odimeze
Nigerians over the years have distinguished themselves as nonpareils in their various fields of endeavour, Soyinka is not an exception. At least, his literary versatility still speaks volume of him, ever since he won a Nobel Prize in literature in 1986. But then, academic excellence is not all about a man, hence my interest on this enchanted swathe of riddle called Soyinka lies on his character, belief and positions more especially as it affects any contentious issues in the country and I have by careful analysis, discovered that he is a dour tribes man or tribalist to use Nigerian parlance. The days of Biafra and the saga of a mystery gun man are out of it, as that use his sheer exuberance and exaggerated anxiety for fame and relevance. The real Soyinka is now and apparently his real chemistry which he can no longer suppress a criss-cross of tribalism Every since, I discovered this, I have seen that my study of his personality is a wasted enterprise. Soyinka is a known atheist and a brazen hierophant of Ifa or Ogun or both. I suppose that every paterfamilias would wish his scions what he is or more. In the light of this, I keep wondering what Soyinka has got to tell this growing generation. .