A Case against the INEC Chairman
On the heels of the widespread denouncement of the last Nigeria general elections, dozens of the results are being nullified by the relevant Election Tribunals. Several Governors and legislators have had their “elections” overturned by the Election Tribunals. The Presidency is increasingly hounded by the prospects of a nullification of the result that ushered it in.
Nigeria is the world's sixth largest producer of crude oil. This is in addition to her huge reserves of mineral and agricultural riches and human resources. Nigerians therefore should be enjoying some of the highest global living standards; unfortunately the reverse is the case. According to official records, the country now has some of the lowest living standards despite being one of Africa’s most endowed countries.
Rejoinder to the Vanguard’s Publication of Sunday August 19, 2007
The attention of the National Association of Seadogs aka Pyrates Confraternity has been drawn to a publication in the Sunday Vanguard of Sunday 19, 2007 titled: “Rivers battles 103 cult groups - The genesis of problem; solution, by ex-militants”.
The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity), views the just concluded Nigerian elections (April 14 and 21, 2007) as a robbery of the collective will of the Nigerian Citizenry. It has set back hopes of a brighter future of development and opportunity in Nigeria.
Recent events in Nigeria surrounding accusations and counter accusations of misapplication, misappropriation or is the outright misuse of public funds accruing to the Petroleum Technology and Development Fund (PTDF) by the President and his Vice portend grave dangers to the principle of accountability as a bedrock of democratic ethos.
It is common knowledge that the relationship between the President and his Vice has been fractured for years and has stretched from courteous accommodation to downright hostility. On December 22, 2006, this situation came to a head. The Presidency, it is now alleged, ostensibly released a statement in which it “declared” the position of the Vice President now vacant.
Constitutions are documents drawn up by civilized democracies to establish the modus operandi for conducting state business and for defining the boundaries of relationship between the state and society. In many instances, the example of what a good constitution is, includes respect for the principles of separation of powers and the rule of law.
On September 17, 2006 the world, through various international humanitarian organisations will stand up on the side of the Darfuri people to put pressure on Governments and the international community to protect the civilians in this part of Sudan. The region has continued to be overwhelmed by killings, mass displacement of people, rape and unequalled abuse of children.