Senator Francis Arthur Nzeribe contested and won election in 1983 to represent Orlu Senatorial District of Imo State in the National Assembly. In 1992, he contested the presidential primaries of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP) that was later canceled. The Fourth Republic saw him serving as a senator between 1999 and 2007. He speaks in this interview with JOHN SILAS at his Haven of Peace country home in Oguta, Imo State on a wide range of issues, including the 1993 poll, 2015 elections and insecurity in the nation. Excerpts:
PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State has conducted its national delegates’ congress in all the 21 local government areas of the state.
The exercise was devoid of any violence or rancour.
It was monitored by the Independent National Commission (INEC), was to elect one man national delegates in each local government area of the state.
MAO Ohuabunwa, former Deputy Leader of the House of Representatives needs no introduction. For the eight years he was in the House, he was very influential not only in the House, but also in the PDP national leadership. In this brief interview with Deputy Editor, MALACHY UZENDU, Ohuabunwa spoke on why he wants to move over to the Upper Chamber, the import of decampment by politicians, especially Aminu Tambuwal, as well as other issues. Excerpts:
MALACHY UZENDU, Deputy Editor, Abuja
INDEPENDENT National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday suspended the implementation of the controversial 30,027 polling units it recently created.
The commission had released a list of allotment of polling units which elicited sharp criticism, especially from the southern parts of the country over an obvious cheating in the allotment announced by INEC chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, a northerner.
Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has won BusinessDay States’ Competitiveness and Good Governance Awards as the best performing Governor in education and youth empowerment in 2014.
The awards, which took place at the prestigious EKO Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, makes it the second time that the Abia State Governor will be wining the prestigious awards.
Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun has just rounded off his assessment tour of the state’s 20 local governments with a rally that sent a clear message of his popularity to both the opposition and the dissident members of his party.
Amosun toured the 20 local governments in the state to assess both the completed and on-going projects in various parts of the state as well as to gauge the impact of government’s policies and programmes on the people as well as appraise the effect of the on-going projects in the areas.
Ibrahim Zailani, a barrister, is among the Bauchi State gubernatorial aspirants under the APC, he served as Commissioner for Justice and Information under PDP government of Adamu Mua’zu, and former member, Federal House of Representative, Toro Constituency, in this Interview with Journalists in Bauchi, he unfolds his plans and vision. Correspondent SELYA YARNAP reports.
AMAECHI PERCY ONYEJEKWE, Awka
A chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Vincent Anyamene has said that former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi and the PDP would not be a threat to APGA in 2015. Anyamene stated this during a chat with journalists at Ukpor, Anambra State. On the allegation that Obi would be used by the PDP to mar the chances of APGA in the 2015 elections in the state, the politician and House of Representatives aspirant explained that given the achievements of the APGA in Anambra State, Obi and the PDP would not pose any threat to APGA in the election.
NDU BARTH, Port Harcourt
The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Rivers State chapter, Bro Felix Obuah has said the Tuesday, November 11, 2014 declaration for a second term by President Goodluck Jonathan was a cheering development.
Obuah who expressed this on the sideline of President Jonathan’s declaration in Abuja, commended the President’s courage for answering the clarion call to offer himself for the 2015 general elections to enable him continue with the daunting task of taking Nigeria to the promised land.
SULEIMAN ISAH Minna
The All Progressive Congress (APC) says the Niger state governor Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu cannot present a salable candidate for the 2015 general election even as it said that the 500,000 signatures for him to contest for the senate is theatrical antics. The APC hinged their fact in a statement issued in Minna Sunday a copy of which was made available to Daily champion stating the gubernatorial candidate presented by Governor Babangida Aliyu cannot be linked to any profession on the planet earth.