At various history-making moments of Nigerian politics, row over supremacy of the party had always been contentious, with both sides in the dispute over opportunistic. The (current) plight of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is, therefore, not an exception.
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The recent summit of African leaders in South Africa would be remembered more for the one more attempt to get one of them, President Al-Bashir of Sudan extradited to
In politics, a case can be argued for or against party supremacy. Inescapably, a public office holder or even an ordinary top party member is obliged to his party, on which platform he got elected.
As expected, former President Goodluck Jonathan’s last meeting with his ministers in council was quite illuminating. He was sober, reflective, perhaps, resigned to his imminent status as former president but not necessarily defeated. All the same, Jonathan was dramatic in his observations.
As in any contest, the 2015 general elections (in Nigeria) produced sensational winners, massive losers and dramatic comeback elements hitherto virtually consigned to political history. The focus here can only be on prominent ones rather than the entire list.
The death of former Secretary for Information, Senator Uche Chukwumerije, was a shock, as it was not widely known that he was under treatment for a terminal ailment.
Almost throughout the campaigns of the recent presidential elections, in which he was defeated, Goodluck Jonathan was advised in this column, not so much on how he could win but repeatedly on how he was sure to lose the elections.
General elections in two countries always compel world attention. While Americans hold Presidential elections in November next year, Britons go to the polls next Thursday to elect a new government. The current Conservative Party Prime Minister, David Cameron was elected five years ago when he hurried to office in a coalition administration with a minority party, the Liberals, otherwise known as Lib-Dems.
Barely seven months in office, Suleiman Abba, during the week was summarily reduced to an ex-Inspector General of Police by his Commander-in-Chief, outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan. After series of dramatic events, Mr. Abba became another ex of those controversial public office holders.