Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Comrade Oriaku Nwabueze,
Chris Katchy Esq, ,
For: Dozie Anambra Professionals.
Anambra 2010 Sample Opinion:
As the February 6, 2010 governorship election in Anambra State draws nearer, a non partisan organization – Full Interest in Nigerian Democracy (FIND) has released a detailed facts based opinion measurement of top contenders for the race. Extracts of opinion poll, based on actual interaction with registered voters in over 200 wards out or the 326 wards in the state are hereby presented for public consumption.
The overall ranking of the election were conducted as at 24th December, 2009 shows Dr. Ngige of AC leading with 24%; incumbent Gov. Peter Obi APGA, 22%; Prof Soludo PDP and Chief Okey Nwosu of ADC are running neck to neck at 20% each; Dr. Andy Uba of LP 8%, Mrs Ekwunife of PPA 5% and others 1%.
On the issue of prudent management of the State's resources the measurement shows Chief Nwosu leading with 35%, Gov. Peter Obi 22%, Prof. Soludo 20%, Dr. Ngige 12%, Mrs. Ekwunife 6%, Dr. Uba 3% and others 2%. This is largely because, most of the candidates are perceived as already used to fat government expenditure, and many of the people see government as most imprudent.
On ability to innovate, the sampling established that Prof. Soludo and Chief Nwosu are highest with 32% and 30% respectively, while Dr. Ngige 15%, Gov. Obi 8%, Dr. Uba 8%, Ekwunife 3%, others 4%.
On who can effect real progressive Change, Chief Nwosu led the pack astonishingly with great margin, Chief Nwosu 51%, Soludo 25%, Andy 10%, Gov Obi 6%, Gov Ngige 6%, Mrs Ekwunife and others 2%.
Coming to the issue of outside interference in the affairs of the State, the respondents believed Dr. Ngige will resist it more with 35%, Chief Nwosu 30%, Gov. Obi 15%, Prof. Soludo 8%, Mrs Ekwunife 2%, Dr. Uba 6%, others 4%.
On the local strength of the respective candidates; Prof. Soludo and Dr. Uba
are holding in Orumba North and South, Aguata and Ihiala local governments, Soludo has an upper hand to Uba; Ngige is ahead in Idemili North and South, Onitsha South and Nnewi South; Gov. Obi have a slight edge in Aniocha, and Nnewi North, the governor is runner up in majority of the local governments; Chief Nwosu leads in Awka North and South, Ogbaru and Anyamelum local governments. The other candidates have no established local hold. The 7 other local governments are still largely undecided. Anambra East Local government has six deputy governorship candidates, this seems to make the local govenment most unpredictable, as all the respondents seem to be cautious and still in consultation.
The percentage margin of error of the measurement is plus or minus 3%. However, with the late entrance of some big weights and heavy spender, there is every likelihood that the sampling will change drastically. There is hunger and general atmosphere of insecurity, therefore money will play important role in the comming weeks.
Full Interest in Nigeria Democracy, FIND.
Arch Edwin Ogbuefi,
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(In the Name of God, Most Beneficient, Most Merciful)
We the under-listed concerned citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria address this open letter of appeal to your government to reveal to Nigerians the exact location and state of health of our president, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua who we believe has been your guest and patient in one of your hospitals since November 23, 2009. This Open Letter of Appeal has become necessary because a nation of nearly 150 million have not seen or heard of its president for six weeks without any credible information.
Your Royal Highness, Umaru Yar'Adua is not a private patient but our President and an employee accountable to millions of people. Information about his physical and mental well-being cannot be subject to the usual medical confidentiality of any ordinary citizen. This information should not be kept secret from the people he leads. Sadly, we must admit, that our current government has failed to be truthful and transparent about the extent of infirmity of our president.
In the eyes of many Nigerians, the Saudi government has by default, become part of the conspiracy of secrecy that threatens to destabilize our democracy. Because without information on whether the president is alive or dead, permanently or temporarily infirm, the appropriate provisions of our Constitution cannot take effect to deepen and broaden our democracy. The effect of this leadership vacuum on our nation's peace, progress and orderliness is self-evident, Your Highness. As Crown Prince of your Kingdom, you took charge of the affairs of state when your elder brother, King Fahd of blessed memory, became ill. Also, when Crown Prince Sultan departed for the United States for treatment on November 23rd, 2008, the Saudi public was made aware of the progress in his treatment leading to his return to the Kingdom on December 10, 2009. Leadership of nation-states is and must be continuous, and Nigerians need your intervention for our country's young democracy to survive.
You may recall that our shared mutual history has shown that there is a tendency for adventurists to take advantage of the vacuum caused by prolonged visits of top Nigerian government functionaries to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to stage a coup d'etat as was the case when the government of Nigeria under the leadership of Major Generals Muhammadu Buhari and Tunde Idiagbon was overthrown in 1985 as a direct consequence of Tunde Idiagbon's prolonged stay in your country. This action severely embarrassed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and set a precedent. In view of this, it is our desire to forestall any such act by military adventurists by requesting for accurate information from the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which will enable the Nigerian people take advantage of the clauses in our constitution which provide for orderly continuity in government in the event that the president is incapacitated by illness.
Your Royal Highness, we implore you to use your good offices to let our nation know the state of our President.
Abdul Mahmud Aminu
Adebisi Kolawole Saheed
Adeniyi Ademola Adeleke
Alade Damilola Amos
Aminu Muhammad Ofs
Ayodele Temitope Iretiayo
Babatunde Ogala Esq
Basheer Bello Ahmed
Chinenye Efearou – Onoh
Comrade Jubril Ogundimu
Debo Kayode Ogunranti
Desmond Atoe Enabulele
Dezmond Ogwu Chinonyerem
Dr Bisi Adewole
Dr Femi Obayori
Engr Oluwafemi Aiyegbusi
Engr Ukhoha Promise Ejieke
emi Aina Fasinu
Friday Francis Odeh
Hannah Kofoworola Olyesola
Oladunni Onadipe Tijani
B. Kathelen Kentebe
Mike Tunde Hubscrwon
Modupe Debbie Ariyo
Muhammad Afiz Bayero
Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai
Nhpukehk S H
Obazi Anthony Ezenna
Odama A Musa
Olalekon Oluwafemi Aluko
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