Thursday, 10 March 2011

Photonews: Pastor Of Winners Chapel Owerri Nigeria Murdered(Image is gruesome)

Body Of Late Pastor Chibuzor Ibekwe Of Winners Chapel Owerri

News Release: Chris Nwaokobia And Yerima Shettima Call For United Front Against Violence

Chris Nwaokobia LDPN Presidential candidate and running mate Yerima Shettima have written an open letter to all Presidential candidates in Nigeria’s upcoming election inviting them to condemn in the strongest terms the carnage and loss of life suffered at recent political rallies.
Expressing condolence to the family and relatives of those who lost their lives Chris Nwaokobia said “violence and intimidation has no place in our democracy. The right to participate in free and open elections, the right to vote for the representative of your choice without fear of persecution and loss of life will not be denied to Nigerians”.

In their letter, fellow candidates are invited to embrace and sign the: Presidential Aspirants
Concordat On Violence And The Conduct Of The 2011 Election and stand united shoulder to shoulder as one to protect Nigeria’s precious democracy . The concordat reads as follows:

“We, the undersigned, hereby assert the rights of all Nigerians to participate in open democratic elections free from the fear of violence and/or intimidation. We call on all of our supporters to refrain from taking any action or making any statement in our election campaign that may incite others to violence. We will publicly denounce any individual or groups of individuals who perpetrate or incite violence in the conduct of this election campaign. We recognize the clear evidence of danger to the Nation’s security and democracy posed by violence. The bomb explosions on Thursday, March 3 at the Peoples Democratic Party rally held at Suleja, Niger State, which left 10 people dead and 16 others seriously injured will not be allowed to become the beacon that heralds the destruction of Nigeria’s democracy. We call on the security forces to be vigilant in protecting the security and freedoms of the Nation against the threat of violence and to swiftly identify, apprehend and bring to justice, those who are responsible for the wanton slaughter of our beloved brothers and sisters who have paid the ultimate price in the exercise of their democratic rights and freedom. Their sacrifice will not be in vein. As presidential Aspirants we carry the hopes and aspirations of our parties and supporters
Collectively, in speaking as one we may express the moral authority of the Nation in our
total condemnation of violence and intimidation in the conduct of this election”.

Chris Nwaokobia Presidential Candidate(LDPN)

Yerima Shettima – Running Mate

News Report: Nuhu Ribadu Says “Our Priority is to tackle Poverty in Nigeria”

Nuhu Ribadu

Nuhu Ribadu, the presidential candidate of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has promised to establish six specialist hospitals in each of the country’s geo-political zones. He also promised to build a million houses every year of his four-year Presidency, if elected in April. Ribadu said that the manpower needed to staff these hospitals and the constructions are available, he vowed to create the environment for them to thrive.

According to information made available to chidi opara reports by the Ribadu  Campaign Organization, the ACN presidential candidate made these promises at the Murtala Muhammed Presidential Policy Dialogue which held at the Shehu Yar’ Adua Centre in Abuja.

“We want to build one million houses per year and each house construction will employ a minimum of 100 people. We will build six new super specialist hospitals namely, National Heart Hospital, National Kidney Hospital, National Cancer Hospital, National Children Hospital, National Women Hospital and National
Neurosurgical Hospital in all the geo-political zones.” Ribadu emphasized

He revealed that he was inspired by the exploits of Murtala Muhammed. “At the time when Muritala came, the military was at the peak of its enjoyment. The twelve governors were like the pharaohs, the Mubaraks  and the Ghadaffi’s of the Arab world. Murtala came in and instantly reversed this and redirected the country. He showed that it could be done. I’m probably not going to do the same as I’m not a military man. I will imbibe the tenets of democracy. I will go by the rules and change this country. But I assure you that it will be done.” He said

Ribadu said that he would remain a vanguard for anti-corruption saying that at 50 years, it is too late for him to change. “I am Nuhu Ribadu and will remain Nuhu Ribadu forever”.

It would be noted that Nuhu Ribadu was the first Chairman of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC)

Opinion: Open Letter To Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha

Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha

Mr Samuelson Iwuoha, I thought I was through responding to your garbage. Yet I found myself  attracted  by two of  your  recent  trash captioned ,  My life is under serious threat published in Point Blank News of 3rd march 2011  and  rejoinder to a text message circulation  published in  New Africa Press of  8th March 2011.
I unhappily admit that you have been saying so many things which any right thinking Nigerian would find utterly wrong in both tone and tenor. In both articles, you said that your life is seriously under threat from Ikedi  Ohakim the governor of Imo state. You went further to say that Ohakim is sending text messages against Rochas Okorocha using your name so that Rochas will be angry and send his killer squad to hunt you. Killer squad?  Really?   Rochas Okorocha has a killer squad?
Like Obasanjo will say, I dey laugh-o .The kind of things you say about some prominent men of Imo State makes me laugh. Tell us why you feel Ohakim will send text messages using your name?  Are you a political bulldozer in Imo State?  Is this not laughable?  It sounds ridiculous. Who are you in the political circle of Imo State for Ohakim to use your name in sending text messages? And why will Ohakim want you dead? Do you think election is won on the pages of newspapers? We in Imo State know that our governor is not a violent man. Unlike you and your cohorts, politics to our governor is not a do or die affair. He believes that his developmental strides will speak for him. Of course, Ohakim cannot see you as a threat for his supporters are solidly on ground.
You throw allegations against people like a   moron so as to please your pay masters. When  you were shouting Ohakim flogged you  at government house  to the world  I was one of those who demanded  for legitimate evidence  from you  for  the  emotionally-saturated charges and moral insults  you  were hurling  at the governor. Today, Nigerians can see that you are nothing but a very irresponsible bigot. Today Nigerians can see that all the articles you wrote claiming you were lashed in Government House Owerri   and claiming this- and -that were all sponsored lies. You have shown Nigerians   that you are a politician, a campaigner of Ararume for Governor and not a social crusader as you wanted Nigerians to believe.
You can fool some people for sometime but not all the people all the time .You are a politico without honesty or integrity, a man who stands convicted by the facts of utter disregard for honesty in your false attacks upon people, unrepentant in your irrationality. Pushing for…what? Pushing for Ararume for governor of Imo state? Is it not the same Ararume that Achike Udenwa and former President Olusegun Obasanjo in  2007  famously declared that  his candidature had 'a k-leg' and that Imo people should not vote for him? Today Udenwa is now campaigning for Ararume  the same man with a K-leg. What happened to the K-leg ?  Has the K-leg gone? OBJ has wisdom that we cannot dismiss in a hurry. When he said “I dey laugh-o “at Atiku’s quest to clinch PDP Presidential ticket against GEJ, many people failed to take him serious, but what later happened? GEJ defeated Atiku black and blue in the PDP Presidential primaries. Since you feel  that Ararume is the man sent by God to rescue Imo State, what  significant project can you point out that Ararume in his eight years at the National Assembly attracted to the people of Okigwe zone?  We even heard that recent records from the senate indicate that even in mere attendance to plenary sessions of the senate, Ararume short-changed   his people. Him no dey attend senate sittings. That is the man you want to be our governor.
Despite allegations of non performance against the Ohakim administration by you and your paymasters, observers are saying that Governor Ikedi Ohakim of Imo State has transformed lives and communities through his New Face of Imo Project and deserves another term. An Owerri based lawyer Chukwu Nwawuihe in a comment said he was most fascinated with the governor’s job creation drive. “What impresses me about this administration is the creativity and courage it brought to bear in tackling the unemployment problem in the state. We need this type of creativity and courage to forge ahead” he said.
According to USA based Dr Stanley Onye “I strongly believe that His Excellency Governor Ohakim has done very well. I have been in Nigeria often and i have seen a lot of improvement in Imo State. He deserves a second term and I am confident that he will win this election handy. The opponents have no good track record and their achievement cannot compare to that of the governor. The current blue print for development will usher in a lot of improvement for Imo State in the coming years. Besides, his Excellency is the only one that scouts out talents overseas and uses them.”Uche Collins living in Owerri said “Ohakim’s  administration has recorded appreciable success in the area of  education, poverty eradication, water supply, housing and urban development, land administration, job creation, public  utilities and rural development ,among others .As for job creation  am now working in the ministry of chieftaincy affairs, thanks to Ohakim 10,000 jobs”
So Samuelson, you can continue to try to twist the facts and act brave behind a computer keyboard no one is after your life, you only need to amend your ways.  No one is buying your trash about Ohakim. Let us vote the governor again to do more. Ohakim has vowed to improve on his provision of democracy dividends despite his laudable achievement so far. He also promised to rehabilitate and build more roads, create more jobs, elevate more health centres, give attention to agriculture among others after his re-election. He made the promise at the Ikeduru campaign rally which was witnessed by mammoth crowd.
Kenneth Uwadi
 Imo State