On the surface all appears to be well, but a search reveals deep seated animosity that has suddenly polarized the PDP in Cross River State into North-South divide in the aftermath of the zoning of the governorship position to the Northern Senatorial District. A tug of war is raging silently between the two districts following the entrance of Chief Gershom Bassey, from the south, into the race despite his endorsement late last year of the decision by an enlarged caucus of the PDP in the state to zone the office to the North which is yet to produce a governor in the political history of the state.
Raheem Akingbolu pays tribute to the late deputy governor of Ekiti State, Mrs. Funmilayo Adunni Olayinka, who passed on exactly a year ago, pointing out her humble attributes and contributions to politics and women development In life and death, the former Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Mrs. Funmilayo Adunni Olayinka, who surrendered to the cold […]
The Consensus Committee of the National Conference has approved an additional state for the South East geopolitical zone. Demand for additional state for the South-East is not listed among the contentious issues before the National Conference. Sources at a meeting of the Consensus Group, which met at the Asokoro Area of Abuja, Monday, to review […]
I normally donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t join in celebrating NigeriaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Independence Day anywhere I am in the world; at least not since the late 70s. I also do not write the usual piece analyzing our problems and preferring solutions. Other better, able and more flamboyant writers always find time to do that, but to what end? Nobody seems […]