POLITICS

 Jonathan’s right, Odi was misadventure by Obasanjo – Okoro, lawyer and activist

President Goodluck Jonathan, Barrister Arthur Ben OkoroBarrister Arthur Ben Okoro, a Lawyer and Human Rights Activist believes that Nigeria could have gone far on the development ladder if not for massive corruption that has bedevilled the country. He also spoke on the exchange of words between President Goodluck Jonathan and former President Olusegun Obasanjo, rotational presidency and other issues. He  met with DAN AJANAKU.

2015: Here comes Okorie again with Igbo presidency

JonathanChief Chekwas Okorie, the National Chairman of the United Progressives Party, UPP, is a man with a passion. Having been thrown out of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, which he founded, he has gone ahead to set up the UPP, which he wants to use to actualise his pet project, the Igbo presidency. The UPP has already zoned the presidency to the South East in 2015, two years to the election. But Okorie faces an uphill task. Both the Peoples Democratic Party and a section of APGA in the zone are rooting for President Goodluck Jonathan or any other candidate.   ENYINNAYA APPOLOS reports

Why PDP will sack CPC in Nasarawa- Zonal Secretary

•Al MakuraComrade Jacob Ogirir is the Zonal Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP in the Southern Senatorial Distirct in Nasarawa State.In this interview with Correspondent, CHEKE EMMANUEL, Ogiri attributed massive decamping from the ruling Congress for Progressive Change, CPC to  the PDP in the state to loss of faith in the Alhaji Tanko Al-makura-led CPC administration. He described Al-makura's government as government of deceit and a claimer of predecessor’s projects. He vowed that PDP will sweep the Local Government poll in the state when conducted.

2015: Who’ll break Ibori’s hegemony in Delta?

•UduagbanThe conspiracy game of a former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, which played out before, during and after the April 14, 2007 governorship election in the state has again gained centre stage in the quest for Governor Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan’s successor in 2015. The dramatis-personae behind the political masterstroke are no other persons than the mainstream politicians perceived to be ardent loyalists of the former helmsman who are scattered across the three senatorial districts of the state – Delta North, Central and South. DOMINIC ADEWOLE in Asaba, reports that it would be difficult to install a governor outside of the Ibori ring.

Smart Adeyemi: Wada has been transparent so far

•AdeyemiThe Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Smart Adeyemi, has disclosed that the recent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ward and local government congresses held across 21 local government areas of the state are foundations for the 2015 elections, especially for the Senate and House of Representatives. The Federal lawmaker also commended the state Governor, Captain Idris Wada, for giving a level playing ground and allowing a free and fair conduct of the ward and local government congresses in the state. In this interview, shortly after the election at Iyara, the headquarters of Ijumu Local Government Area of the state, he spoke on why there was enthusiasm and tension during the  PDP congress elections