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The recent declaration of President Goodluck  Jonathan to run for a second tenure has aroused both mixed reactions from Nigerians with 66 per cent of respondents in favour of his declaration and 34 per cent against. In a poll conducted by OKAFOR OGECHUKWU, NWAMAKA ANICHEBE and ANALUBA CHINONYE, Nigerians bared their minds on this development and his chances of winning in the 2015 general elections.

MALACHY UZENDU, Deputy Editor, Abuja

CURRENTLY, Nigeria is on suspended animation. Information concerning the cease fire agreement signed between government and the Islamic sect, Boko Haram has elicited mixed reactions; while a section of the society welcomes the idea, the vast majority do not believe the ‘Haram’ boys have any modicum of respect in the agreement which, in any case, they have never claimed to have signed.

Worried by the increasing spate of inflammatory statements that prompt disaffection among the populace, the Rt. Rev. Godson Ukanwa, Bishop of Isi-Mbano Anglican Diocese, has cautioned politicians to desist from such as electioneering campaigns gather momentum.
Ukanwa, in his usual stoic moral and ethical masculinity wants them not to see the contest as a do-or-die affair as life continues after 2015 election and there cannot be two presidents at a time.
He spoke exclusively to EMMA OKEREKE in Owerri, Imo State on contemporary socio-political issues including insurgency, corruption, unemployment. Excerpts:

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