Beyond Belief - Soludo's Article On Economic Management Deficit in Facts, Logic and Honour (Response to “Buhari Vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election, by Charles Soludo”)
By Paul C Nwabuikwu -
Special Adviser to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
anyone who has not read Professor Charles Soludo’s article in
the Vanguard (online version) on January 25 2015, I would
encourage them to do so. It is littered with abusive and
unbecoming language. It shows how an embittered loser in the
Nigerian political space can get so derailed that they commit
intellectual harakiri by deliberately misquoting economic
facts and maliciously turning statistics on their head to
justify a hatchet job. We hope all the intellectuals in the
international circles in which Professor Soludo has told us he
flies around in will read what a Professor of Economics has
chosen to do with his intellect.
Mr. Jonathan’s Port Harcourt Rally is a Waste of Time - Rivers APC
Wednesday’s re-election campaign rally in Port Harcourt by President Goodluck Jonathan has been described as a waste of time and an embarrassment.
Reacting to the rally held at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in the Rivers State capital, the ruling party in the State, the All Progressives Congress (APC), said the poor attendance only served to confirm the unpopularity of President Jonathan and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State, while Jonathan merely ended up confirming APC’s claim that the President has done nothing to deserve the votes of Rivers people in the February 14 presidential election. .
2015: Dakuku Peterside’s plethora of royal blessings and the future of Rivers State
Eric Arthur Blair, better known as George Orwell (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), an influential English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic, once stated that he who controls the past controls the future and who controls the present controls the past. George Orwell must have the traditional institution in Africa in mind when he made that famous quote as no other institution in Africa controls our past and present more than the traditional institution.
The powers of the royal institution in a setting like Nigeria cannot be over-emphasised. For a candidate to have plethora of royal blessings from various kingdoms before a given election is not something any serious political analyst of note can overlook as this may be used to judge the popularity, acceptance or otherwise of the candidate in question.
BETWEEN THE DEMOCRAT AND THE CHANGE MAKER
In any ideal nation of the world,
it is always a noticeable and remarkable attribute of any
political aspirant, especially for the office of the Presidency,
to be an articulate individual with the ability to intelligently
answer questions on topical national or international issues.
The American people must have been conscious of something - that
words are products of thoughts and that to a great extent, words
determine actions. If that was a guess, they were never wrong.
Lincoln, Kennedy and Obama are examples of what such a
consciousness births, but only in an ideal nation.