Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:48
Ahead of Anambra State’s gubernatorial election towards the end of the year, can All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA overcome its leadership crises and face the electoral challenges imminent? - By Maurice Okafor
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 17:14
Of late, two prominent senators from Enugu State have been at the receiving end of intrigues aimed at scuttling their political ambitions. - By Maurice Okafor
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 15:43
In this interview granted to pressmen, Chief Maxi Okwu, newly elected APGA national chairman, who is also a professional lawyer, says the ‘stay of execution order’ granted to Umeh by the court of appeal in Enugu State cannot work since the judgment of an Enugu High Court which sacked Umeh as national chairman of APGA, has been executed, since APGA had conducted a successful national convention, before the ruling came. He also assured the party will succeed with the present mission of restructuring, reconciliation and reintegration, not minding distractions from Chief Victor Umeh. Our Enugu bureau chief, Maurice Okafor was there
The appeal court sitting in Enugu has granted Chief Victor Umeh’s request for a stay of execution order of the Enugu High Court judgment that sacked him as national chairman of APGA. But before the order came, you were already elected as the national chairman of the party, based on the national convention of the party held in Awka, the Anambra State capital on Monday, April 8, 2013. How would you react to this development?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 15:35
Barely a day after the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, produced two “chairmen” each claiming to be in charge of the party, another crisis is rocking the organisation. - By Maurice Okafor
Submitted by James Uzondu on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 15:07
Although the election for the highest office in the land is still two years away, the political atmosphere is getting interesting with more candidates declaring their interest in the job in which President Goodluck Jonathan remains the man to beat
By Danusa Ocholi
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 03/25/2013 - 14:36
Voters in the FCT have blamed the presence of military personnel, deployed by government during the recent area council elections in Abuja, for their absence from the polls. - By Arems Terkula
Asabe Yece a resident of Passo in Gwagwalada is a registered voter and she was legible to vote in the just concluded Federal Capital Territory, FCT council elections but she chose to stay home on the day of the election.
She has had an unpleasant experience at the hands of soldiers and other armed security men in previous elections in the FCT so she avoided having any business with the election to keep away from trouble. Asabe and other family members stayed home.
Submitted by James Uzondu on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 17:51
It remains a matter of conjecture how Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State hopes to turn the fortunes of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, from its present leadership crisis to stand on its feet again.
By Maurice Okafor
The late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the ex-Biafra warlord, Ikemba Nnewi and APGA chieftain, until his death, was the umpire of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA. Almost every success of the party since it was founded in 2002 by its pioneer national chairman, Chief Chekwas Okorie, was planned, executed and achieved with the influence and charisma of the late revered Igbo leader.
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 14:36
The friction between Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State and his predecessor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, took another dimension last week when a media report alleged that Abia State government, in a move believed to be the continuation of the persecution of the former governor, planned to revoke Chief Orji Kalu’s bachelor degree, which he was awarded by Abia State University, Uturu about 12 years ago.
Kalu, in a reaction through his aide, Kunle Oyewunmi, remarked that the Abia State government’s latest move has shown its level of desperation.
Submitted by James Uzondu on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 18:33
Ogbuefi Dennis Onyemaechi Odife, MON, is a prominent figure in the Nigerian economy; especially the money and capital markets which like a colossus he bestrode for over 30 years, helping various governments across the country formulate policies on monetary activities. He was also immediate chairman of CentrePoint Bank Plc, merged with Unity Bank and former senatorial candidate for Anambra North in the 2011 General Election on the platform of Labour Party. He has since returned to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, where he originally belongs.
Submitted by James Uzondu on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 13:21
Our Enugu bureau chief, Maurice Okafor, in this exclusive interview with Chief Chekwas Okorie, the founder of the new party, United People’s Party, UPP, who also was the pioneer national chairman of APGA, x-rayed the merits and demerits of the proposed merger of ACN, ANPP, CPC, etc ahead of 2015 general elections. He also spoke on the crisis in APGA which, according to him, is leading to an end of the party, and his vision to project Igbo political struggle in 2015 with UPP .
Ahead of 2015 general elections, four parties, namely, the ACN, APGA, ANPP and CPC have come up with a proposal to form a formidable opposition against the ruling party, PDP. Do you think their intention to merge is achievable?