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Is Iwu A Threat To Democracy?

Democracy would continue to be under threat in the country as long as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is under the leadership of its incumbent chairman,Prof. Maurice Iwu, the National President, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA),Chief Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) said in Ilorin at the weekend.

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well, my advise is that you continue your countdown bcs from all indications, you make more sense when you are not talking than when you are talking.

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mikeansy,

am sorry, i always take u beyond ur reaches but unfortunate there is nothing i can do about that. i will advise u to go back to school as we cannot sail on the same level.

well, i have decided to be a little kind with u by a way of a brief lecture.

since 1999, nigeria has been under the leadership of a political party known as PDP - peoples democratic party. as a political party, they have board of trustees and this board is like the excutive arm of the party with the responsibility of making decissions for the party. on the head of these board of trustees, is a chairman of the board. when obj failed in his third term, he quickly amended the constitution of pdp on the issue of the chairman board of trustees. the only person qualified to be the chairman of this board must be a former president who is a member of the party and with this, obj is the only nigerian with this qualifications.

most pdp members who left the party were not comfortable with the idea of one person being qualified to be the chairman of the bot in a democratic setting.

my dear mikeansy, i hope with these few points of mine, i have been able to convience and not confuss you that obj did not only impose yar adua on nigeria and nigerians, he equally made himself a criminal chairman of pdp bot and thereby maintain his inordinate ambition to die in power.

pls to avoid this stress of lecturing u free of charge next time, u can try the children's department of this forum.

have a nice day.

i hope you are well informed that obj is still arround and actively involved in the criminal affairs of this country. do not be decieved, he may be behind the odeals of ribadu because tafa balogun and atiku were once his close pals but he is such a dirty minded criminal.

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Prof. Iwu is just one of the threats.

the past administration used many weapons of mass destructions in form of learned and wise/intelligent men.

to obj and his supporters, specialists in different fields were used eg prof iwu for inec, ribadu for efcc, el rufai for fct, bode george for npa and kayode for communication.

they were all good but for nigeria to move forward, obj and his men shld give room to other people for the continuation of this trial and error formular.

removing prof iwu alone will not do the magic rather removing obj from anything that has to do with leadership in nigeria and bringing in fresh ideas.

fresh ideas include the removal of yar adua and organising a free and fair election that will simply represent the people's mandates.

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Thanks for educating those fools that thnk Iwu is the problem.

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What democracy are we talking about?

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@Africason

With due respect, I think you re an alarmist. Was there no electoral fraud before Iwu became INEC chairman? or was Iwu electoral body's chairman in 1979, 1983, 2003 and 2007? I think criminalizing Iwu is like treating HIV/AIDS with panadol. But it is a typical Nigeria way of pining the blame on someone's else except ourselves. Unfortunately some nairalders are product of this sick system.

From available facts, there was no single election in Nigeria recorded history that is fraud free, the difference is only in degree. Right from 1959 elections have been rigged in this country irrespective of who is the chairman of the electoral body.

By the way, does that means that AC, ANPP and other parties did not rig election in their domain in 2007? I voted in Lagos state and I can testify that AC rigged election massively, electorate were given money while we were still on the queue or is it not the same thugs or area boy or alimanjiri that rigged for party A, not the one rigging for party B? The difference is which side of the divide a thug is at a particular point in time. This is a fact, every party rigs election in Nigeria, even the party's flag bearer cannot stop them, it is part and parcel of Nigeria electoral poiltics. Hence it is a matter of which party can outdo the other at any point in time.

Considering Nigeria political culture and terrain, PDP would still have won 2007 election, and I think they are very foolish to have engaged in massive rigging the way they did. Giving the circumstances of the 2007 general election no other party prepared enough to win the general election other than PDP, to have believed AC or ANPP will win would ve been living in a dream land. As at that material time Atiku was too much engaged by OBJ govt to ensure that should the court clear him, he would not have the necessary preparation for wining the general election. Or is it Buhari who can not boast acceptability in all geopolitical zones of the country that would ve won that election?

In fact, except for the anti-obasanjo sentiment Atiku and Buhari did not do enough to win the presidency. But trust Nigeria, they don't treat the sickness they only treat symptons, that's why anybody could have believed that Iwu is a threat to our democracy. Perhaps, Iwu is also responsible for Nigeria not having electricity and bad roads and dilapidated health centres in Nigeria. Nigeria will only move forward the day we examine ourselves as a nation and stop behaving like a curse people.

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The issue of electoral malpractice in Nigeria is more fundamental than who the INEC chairman is.

Under the current circumstances and the psyche of the Nation, even Kofi Anan cant conduct a credible election in Nigeria.

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never thought we had democracy for once!

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A man who is employed in an Office is expected to be loyal to the Employer.

Isn't it?

Nigerian people are supposed to be the employer of their political office holders.

Since, the process of recruitment does not give the employers power to determine who works for him,

only the people who recruited them enjoy their loyalty.

The process that side tracked the employer, and connived with usurper to impoverish the employer

is the one that Morris Iwu suppervised.

That kind of System remains a perpetual Threat.

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Can't you see the handwritting on the wall?

Iwu's comments show that he has vowed to destroy this Nation with the full co-operation

of People Destroying People (PDP).

The Little balances we see are just as a result of the judiciary trial to maintain some balances.

They give them some, and give the people few in other to cuishion the effect of their many wrong decisions.

The most CORRUPT people are not those who stole Millions of Naira.

They are; Those who robs the people of their choice.

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Read this Riddle.

If a gang of Robbers came to Rob you, and they are caught.

Would you suggest that they only return your belongings and go free?

No.

As far as the robbers continue on the street, your belongings remains under perpetual threat.[/color]

[color=#000099]As far as Iwu still remain in office, with his Gun(electoral referree), he will remain a Threat. BIG THREAT.

Not only to the growth of this nation, but africa at large.

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