Foremost policital evonomist in Nigeria, Dr. Pat Utomi, has described the CBN under Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, as "reckless". Add a comment
It has been reveaked that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is currently holding a secret meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal in Abeokuta.
This was revealed by Thisday Columnist, Simon Kolawole, on Hiw twitter profile. Tambuwal has been a darling of the Obasanjo clique and has been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate for the opposition All Progressive Congress, APC, though he is a member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Kolawole's tweet appears below;
@simonkolawole: Breaking: I'm reliably informed that Speaker Tambuwal is currently in Abeokuta for a meeting with OBJ. Agenda unclear yet. Watch this space.Add a comment
In a big blow to Muhammadu Buhari, three time Presidential candidate and chieftain of the opposition All Progressive Congress, APC, his lawyer and formerly close associate has dumped him and declared for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and promised to work for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan.
MIke Ahamba, SAN, was Buhari's lawyer during the 2007 Presidential election challenge and was fiercely loyal to Buhari. He declared for the PDP in Owerri, the Imo State capital as President Jonathan visited the state to recevive him, and former Imo state governor, Achike Udenwa as well as Senator Chris Ayanwu who crossed over to the PDP from the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA.
Buhari has also lost his former spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, who has since dumped the former military strongman.
Ahamba declared with the following statement;
My brothers, sisters, friends and supporters, I salute you.
It is a fact now self-evident that I am involved in a political re-alignment and movement that has necessarily resulted in my return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of which I was a pioneer member, having abandoned the sinking APC political ship which has proved soon to be a political 'Titanic'. The merger of three national political parties, a first in the history of Nigeria, had been full of hope with promises of change. But the center could not hold, things have fallen apart, and no one in the party is at ease any longer?
Brethren, I have bailed out of that ship because I find myself unable to continue with membership of a party which
(a) places preferred runners in a 100 metres race at the sixtieth metre point in a supposed democratic setting leaving others at the starting blocks,
(b) has not published its manifesto after more than eight months of existence, thereby keeping its membership and the polity in a blindfold as to its true objectives,
(c) has not been able to set up elected administrative structures at any level more than eight months after registration but, instead, is developing a sit-tight syndrome in the interim officers,
(d) invites governors into its fold for the purpose of using them to secure funds for election purposes, which funds would naturally be the product of looting of the respective state treasuries,
(e) has manifested lack of concern for the well being of the generality of the society, particularly the less privileged, by directing its members in the National Assembly to block the national budget, a directive that could never be justified,
to mention a few reasons, I have therefore opted to return to my original political platform the PDP which till date has not be parochialised either ethnically or religiously.
I firmly believe that this platform is, in the Nigerian situation, the best avenue of political service to my people and the nation at large.
I assure my numerous supporters and admirers that change of platform will not transform into a change of the personality you ever admired in me, and crave your understanding and support. I remain committed to justice to all, at all times, at all cost.
As I declare my membership of the PDP on Saturday 22nd February, 2014 my major request of you is your earnest prayers for me to continue to be who I have been. May I also request your support in welcoming Mr. President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to this epoc event.
In God I trust.
God bless you all, and our Great country.
Chief Mike Ikenna Ahamba KSC, SAN
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The suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has in connection with former Minister of the Federal Cpital Territory and chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC, embarked on a media blitz of propaganda to defend his stance in the saga that is now being unveiled. Since his suspension, he has had several Television interviews including one with Chanels TV, saharaTV and CNBC Africa.
Reports reaching NaijaPundit have it that Sanusi is to meet with editors and journalists at the prestigious Intercontinental Hotel at Victoria Island, Lagos by 6pm today.Add a comment
Farouk Lawan Was Setup - Sanusi
In the interview he gave to Sahara Reporters, Sanusi says Farouk Lawan was setup.
The Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has denied reports that she has resigned. Opposition elements had flooded social media with these reports forcing the CME to release a tweet saying simply that "@NOIweala: News of my resignation is false and mischievous."Add a comment
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