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Oyinlola’s lawyer set ablaze, dies

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola

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A key member of the legal team of Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola, in the election petition case over the 2007 election, is dead. He died on Thursday after being set ablaze by unknown assassins.

Mr. Jonathan Adebisi Ogundere, who was the oldest lawyer in the team, was abducted from his country home in Oyan, Odo Otin Local Government Area by some people, who drove him to a village called Igbotele and set him ablaze.

The assailants were said to have asked him to give them some documents, before setting him ablaze. They left him burning in the bush, where he was discovered and taken to the state hospital, Osogbo. He died around 3pm on Thursday.

The late Ogundere was called to the Bar in 1970 and was in charge of the secretariat of the legal team of the Osun State governor, in the on-going election litigation.

The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the police and other law enforcement agencies to get to the root of the matter. In a statement by the state chairman, Alhaji Ademola Rasaq, the PDP charged the police to do a thorough job on the dastardly act, which he said smacked of dangerous politics. While commiserating with the family, the PDP vowed that it would do everything within the law to get justice in the matter.

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That is a great idea, but i really wish they are paying attention and see it as a problem, like me and you do

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It is getting too much.

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AC Chairmanship Aspirant Murdered

A chairmanship aspirant on the platform of Action Congress (AC), in Ward II of Ibadan South East Local Government area of Oyo State, Hon. Taiwo Falade, was yesterday murdered by gunmen at his Odo-Oba, Ibadan, residence.

An eye witness who wished to remain anonymous said the incident happened around 4.30 p.m. during a peace meeting among members of the party hosted by the deceased.

“We were about to round off the peace meeting when we heard gun shots and subsequent shout by the residents that armed robbers were around.

However, before we could peep outside from the sitting room where the meeting was being held, the assassins who were fully armed and four in number had climbed the staircase and ordered everybody into the sitting room. They then asked for the whereabouts of R.O. Shittu who happens to be a friend of the deceased. Failing to locate him, they pounced on late Falade and marched him down to the ground floor. They then told him to run away.While the deceased was running for his dear life,the assassins rained bullets on him, the eyewitness said.

An AC member, Alhaji Nuru Ishola who spoke with Saturday Tribune at the scene of the incident said that a disagreement broke out among members of the party at a meeting held last Wednesday.

According to him, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in the area was informed of the dispute. Today’s meeting was meant to resolve the disagreement before the dastard act was perpetrated, he said.

A former chairman of Ibadan South East Local government, Hon. Yahaya Akinbile, under whose late Falade served as a supervisor said that one could not link the squabbles in the party to the incident. According to him, “there are squabbles here and there, and AC is not an exception, he said.

Another eyewitness said the assassins who came in a Honda saloon car, had earlier stationed themselves at strategic places immediately they arrived the area.

The remains of the late politician was later carried away in a police vehicle with registration No. NPF 1114C.

In a telephone chat, Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bola Baolanta confirmed that the incident happened around 5.00 p.m. and that investigation had started to unravel those behind the murder.

http://www.tribune.com.ng/sat/index.php/news/528-ac-chairmanship-aspirant-murdered.html

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Again, two politicians murdered within two days in Yorubaland. It is a pity!!

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I believe you've already done he math. But in analyzing data like these correctly, you have to consider some other things like population distribution. So, the fact that the highest number of deaths was in Lagos would not mean much.

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This is a Nigerian prob and i refuse to see it as a tribal problem

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Ziga, please do the math in your list. Which region has by far the highest deaths from your list?

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He was killed by an Igbo man. Not so?

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I think Nigeria should stop all the do or die rule thing . . . .They need to learn to drink together after they have disagree on the floor of the house

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ANOTHER Yoruba POLITICIAN ASSASINATED. . . . . . BAD LOSERS!!

Oyo PDP chief assassinated Friday, 05 March 2010 00:00 Nigerian Compass

•Alao-Akala, others condemn act

THE fold of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State was depleted on Wednesday night.

Its Atiba Local Government Area Chairman, Alhaji Azeez Adegbile, was assassinated by a yet-to-be-identified three-man gang.

Adegbile 55, was murdered in his sleep at his Odunerin Compound home around Akodudu area of Isale Oyo about 11.50 am.

He was allegedly shot through the window leading to the main street which was left opened.

After shooting Adegbile, the assailants allegedly poured petrol in the room and set it ablaze, but it was learnt that the fire was put out by neighbours who rushed him to the General Hospital where he was confirmed dead.

Special Adviser to Governor Adebayo Alao Akala on Media, Prince Dotun Oyalade, said in a statement that “the death of the PDP Chairman in Atiba is disturbing, callous and a total aberration, considering the relative peace in the party in the state. We will cooperate fully with the police in bringing the perpetrators to book.”

Police Commissioner, Bola Bolanta, who visited the scene with his assistants, said that investigation had commenced into the crime.

It was learnt that Adegbile had attended a meeting that day with some party members where he allegedly deferred from the powers-that-be in the party.

According to the source “the chairman had a meeting with some members in the local government where it was said that he should not go to a rally to be organised by an aspirant into the House of Representatives, Oyo Federal Constituency.

He insisted on going, even with his executive members and that if he went and they were not satisfied, they could kill him.”

The rally could, however, not hold, due to the killing.

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ANOTHER YORUBA POLITICIAN MURDERED!!!!   Yoruba men, what is happening? Is political assasination the only viable job in oduduwa land ? Or are you guys cursed? You Yoruba men should try and emulate Anambra politicians.Former Tinubu’s aide murdered

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Written by Kunle Awosiyan

MR. Ahmed Onipede, a former special adviser on mineral resources to the immediate past governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu, has been murdered by unknown assailants.

Onipede’s body was found in a  pool of blood in his home in Badagry, Lagos, early Monday morning.

Our correspondent gathered that Onipede was murdered shortly after he returned from a political meeting, which lasted till the dawn of Monday in Badagry Area.

This is coming exactly two weeks after the Action Congress gubernatorial candidate in 2007 general election in Ogun State, Chief Dipo Dina, was killed by assassins.

Commenting on the incident, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Marvel Akpoyibo, said that Onipede’s body was found lifeless in his house early this morning.

He, however, added that the police would investigate the cause of the death and bring the culprits to book.

http://www.tribune.com.ng/index.php/news/1397-former-tinubus-aide-murdered.html

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Tribalistic fellows. I dont just understand y d issue of tribe is always on all d topics in dis section of nairaland.

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It has started once again.

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@Poster

Your posts most times should be ignored, cause you hardly make any sense at all.

Now tell me what all these have to do with Yoruba alone.

I will not use insulting remarks against your tribe because it is only crude and prehistoric men that think and talk that way.

Source - African Journal of Political Science and International Relations Vol. 1 (1), pp. 009-019, May 2007

Political assassinations in Nigeria: an exploratory study 1986-2005 by Afeaye Anthony Igbafe and O. J. Offiong

Appendix I. Some cases of unresolved political assassinations in Nigeria, 1986-2005.

NAMES DATE LOCATION MODE OUTCOME

Dele Giwa October 19, 1986 Lagos Parcel bomb Unresolved

Babatunde Elegbede May 5, 1994 Lagos Shot Unresolved

Lekan Owolabi March 1995 Lagos Shot Unresolved

Captain Tunde Ashafa June 11, 1995 Lagos Shot Unresolved

Mr. Alfred Rewane October 6, 1995 Lagos Shot Unresolved

David Izegwere December 1995 Lagos Shot Unresolved

Kayode Awosanya January 1996 Lagos Shot Unresolved

Tajudeen Abiola (Mrs.) February 9, 1996 Lagos Shot Unresolved

Alhaji Sama Kano April 8, 1996 Lagos Shot Unresolved

Admiral Olu Omotehinwa May 22, 1996 Lagos Shot Unresolved

Irene Obodo (Mrs.) June 1996 Lagos Shot Unresolved

Alhaja Kudirat Abiola June 4, 1996 Lagos Shot Unresolved

Chief Adejola Balogun June 15, 1996 Lagos Shot Unresolved

Esther A. Tejuoso (Mrs.) September 19,1996 Lagos Shot Unresolved

Alhaja Suliat Adedeji November 14, 1996 Ibadan Shot Unresolved

Toyin Onagoruwa December 1996 Lagos Shot Unresolved

Engr. Adesoji A. Dina September 1998 Lagos Shot Unresolved

Kola Tokunbo January 31, 1999 Lagos Shot Unresolved

Patrick Okoye January 31, 1999 Lagos Shot Unresolved

Sunday Ugwu September 9, 1999 Enugu Shot Unresolved

Igwe Francis Nwankwo February 15, 2000 Anambra Shot Unresolved

Nicholas Okhuakhua June 2000 Lagos Shot Unresolved

Mohammed Shuaibu September 2000 Lagos Shot Unresolved

Obatou Mumbo October 17, 2000 Onitsha Shot Unresolved

Idowu Braimoh November 5, 2000 Ondo Shot Unresolved

Joseph Osayande December 4, 2000 Benin Shot Unresolved

Chief Layi Balogun December 10, 2000 Lagos Shot Unresolved

Monday Ndor August 19, 2001 Port Harcourt Shot Unresolved

Onyebuchi Ede August 23, 2001 Ebonyi Shot Unresolved

Chibueze Idah August 23, 2001 Ebonyi Shot Unresolved

Ogbonna Odimbaiwe August 23, 2001 Ebonyi Shot Unresolved

Ifeanyi Nnaji August 23, 2001 Ebonyi Shot Unresolved

Odunayo Olagbaju December 20, 2001 Ife Shot Unresolved

Chief Bola Ige December 23, 2001 Ibadan Shot Unresolved

Mr. S.A. Awoniyi January 7, 2002 Abuja Stabbed Unresolved

Eyo Eyo April 2002 Calabar Shot Unresolved

Ifeanyi Igbokwe April 18, 2002 Lagos Shot Unresolved

Musa Dayo May 9, 2002 Bauchi Shot Unresolved

Christopher Ogbonna May 26, 2002 Nsukka Shot Unresolved

Maria-Theresa Nsa June 11,2002 Cross River Shot Unresolved

Igbafe and Offiong 019

Appendix I. Contd.

Chief & Mrs. Barnabas Igwe September 1, 2002 Onitsha Shot Unresolved

Mr. Ogbonnaya Uche February 8, 2003 Owerri Shot Unresolved

E. Emenike February 13, 2003 Imo Shot Unresolved

Theodore Agwatu February 22, 2003 Owerri Shot Unresolved

Emily Omope March 3, 2003 Ibadan Shot Unresolved

Marshal Harry March 5, 2003 Abuja Shot Unresolved

Bala Mai-Haice March 17, 2003 Yamal tu Deba Shot Unresolved

Ajibola Olanipekun June 21, 2003 Ibadan Shot Unresolved

Aminosoari Dikibo February 6, 2004 Delta Shot Unresolved

Lateef Olaniyan July 16, 2005 Ibadan Shot Unresolved

Peter Eboigbe August 11, 2005 Benin Shot Unresolved

Source: Adapted from Igbinovia, P.E (2003); The Criminal In All Of Us: Whose Ox Have We Not Taken,

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Good God the "brat pack" are back. Who wake you all up from your ambien induced stupor? All we go they hear now is "na my tribe better than yours"

BS. All of una no they tire?

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Dipo Dina assassinated

, Ogun AC guber candidate killed in Ota

, This is tragic - AC

By Abdulfatah Oladeinde, Razaq Bamidele, Lagos and Moshood Adebayo, Abeokuta

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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Candidate of the Action Congress (AC) in the 2007 governorship election in Ogun State, Dipo Dina, was last night shot dead in Ota by suspected assassins. Although details of the killing were still sketchy as at press time, Dina, an avowed opponent of Gov. Gbenga Daniel and one of the arrow heads of the opposition in the state, Dina was killed around Covenant University in Ota.

Action Congress (AC) governorship candidate in the 2007 general elections, Otunba Dipo Dina is dead.

Dina was shot dead at about 9p.m. on Monday near Canaanland, Ota on the Sango-Ota/Idi-Iroko Road by gunmen suspected to be hired assassins.

Daily Sun gathered that Otunba Dina had attended a political rally in Sango Ota earlier in the day.

It was not immediately known where the AC candidate was headed to after the rally, but the killers were said to have blocked his car, and as he alighted, Dina was shot instantly.

The killers were said to have zoomed off towards Agbara in Dina’s car.

They dropped off the ex-governorship candidate’s driver at Agbara from where he found his way back to Sango to report the incident at the Sango Police Station.

Sympathisers rushed Dina to the Ota General Hospital, which is less than three kilometres to the scene.

Doctors at the hospital confirmed him dead. Sources said his corpse was still at the hospital as at press time.

When called on phone at about 1.00 a.m. this morning, Police Area Commander in Sango Ota, Mr. Adeola Oyelola confirmed the incident.

Mr. Oyeola also confirmed that Dina’s driver was with the police who had swung into action to unravel the mystery behind the killing.

Former Ogun State governor and AC chieftain, Chief Olusegun Osoba was too much in a shock to speak when called on phone, although he confirmed the dastardly act.

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, expressed shock.

He described Dina’s death as tragic and a big loss, not to the AC alone, but to Ogun State and the nation.

While reserving further comments till the details of the gruesome murder would be revealed, Muhammed said, “it is sad, very sad.”

Otunba Dina contested the 2007 gubernatorial election and was beaten to the third position by the incumbent Governor Gbenga Daniel. Dina challenged the outcome of the election in court, but lost.

The AC gubernatorial candidate said in a recent interview that if there were credible electoral reforms, he would contest the gubernatorial election in 2011.

[i]Yoruba cowards should come to Anambra state and learn how to play politics without unnecessary assassination.

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my igbo people biko nu, i dey beg una. it is enough! seun will soon ban all of us from this site ohh.

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Please shot up your putrid boca cavity before the gods of your ancestors run amok. This is a load of fool’s delight. An act of associating SEFAGO with an iota of intelligence amounts to the mockery of mankind.

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And their lies one of the problems of nigeria.

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My intelligence has consistently proven to be one of the best nigeria would ever have. My age is what it is just a number- criticize the OP and not the effect of the OPs tribalism.

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Sometimes your comments betrays your intelligence and age

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Every tribe is capable of violence but nobody has been mudered for politics in anambra.

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Seems the igbo mafia are mistaking brilliant political strategy for deadly politics- why does everyone want to jack our swagger? you can nefa have it

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I like the style of politics in Yoruba land. Can you believe that Yoruba land was a political floor mat of AD (Advance Democratic Party) until one of the sons of the soil was rigged to the presidency on PDP platform? If you talk of about Chameleonic political treachery, the people are supreme.

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What difference does it make and what sick joy do you fancy in dissecting and quantifying violence? Violence is violence and people die regardless where and how many. So the west is politically violent, what next? are you gonna hang that on your wall or walk around and beat your chest? It's sad how ridiculous and childish some of you get sometimes.

Sometimes I think Yoruba is what some of you really want to be because with all your unnecessary fixation and endless threads about Yoruba people, what time do you have left to worry about you and your people? It's like you guys don't get a good night sleep without getting your tribal Yoruba fix threads. Just look at the front page, there's at least 4 Yoruba threads, even way more sometimes.

The tribal insecurities, comparison and pettiness threads on this board is sickening.

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I think you looked more dumb and silly by digging up old crimes stories written by a foreign journalist who is ready to write anything that would sell.

Moreover, I perused your articles to see stories of politically motivated killings in Anambra state, instead I saw only two crime stories that have nothing to do with politics.

There is no society without social vices and crimes, but if you look at the topic of this thread, you would see that the poster emphasized on Politically Motivated Killings.

                          Below is the list of South West high profile political assasinations. . . .It really begs for urgent intervention.

                                          The spirit of these folks are crying for justice.

-------2003, Dr. Ayo Daramola, a PDP gubernatorial aspirant in Ekiti State, and a consultant on Social Protection and HIV/AIDS to the World Bank Country Office in Abuja was murdered in his bedroom at his hometown, Ijan-Ekiti. A nutritionist who recently joined the race, his death is linked to the intra-party crisis, which has thrown up political enemies after the death of the third term agenda in the state. He was stabbed, shot and hacked to death.

------   Engineer Funso Williams, PDP gubernatorial aspirant in Lagos State and chairman, Board of Directors of Nigeria Maritime Authority (NMA) was murdered on July 27, 2006. Police are still investigating this assassination. Forensic experts were invited from London to assist them. The police arrested PDP gubernatorial aspirants in the state and some members of the NMA board. They were held for about three weeks. 

-------- On July 16, 2005 unknown gunmen killed Alhaji Lateef (alias Lati Osogbo) a close associate of the strongman of Ibadan politics, Alhaji Lamidi Adebibu, in Ibadan. 

     

--------- Alhaji Sulaimon Olajokun, a Lagos-based businessman and one of the 'financiers' of the group, Oranmiyan was murdered on his way to Lagos from Ile-Ife Osun State, in a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) on May 15, 2005. He was a chieftain of the Alliance for Democracy (AD). 

       

---------  On December 23, 2001, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Bola Ige, was killed inside his bedroom at Ibadan, Oyo State. The police declared one Olugbenga Adebayo, ( a.k.a. Fryo) wanted in connection with the murder. The trial of suspects took many twists and turns; several judges resigned from the case, and Ige's wife died after one of the futile hearings to trace the killers. The Oyo government withdrew the case from the court in 2004. 

       

---------- Mrs. Emily Omope (a.k.a . Thatcher), an AD member, died on March 3, 2003 at the UCH Ibadan after an acid attack in December last year by unknown persons. 

       

--------- Unknown assailants in Lagos killed Dele Arojo a PDP gubernatorial aspirant on November 25, 2002. 

       

--------- On December 19, 2001, Mr. Odunayo Olagbaju, a member of the Osun State House of Assembly, was killed in front of the Moore police station, Ile-Ife, Osun State. 

--------- Ahmed Sardauna, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State also fell to the assassin’s bullet in 2003

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Yorubaland is the worst,

from Awolowo to Akintola, Ige to William.

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No corner of Nigeria is Limited to political violence. Posting ridiculous tribal baiting nonsense like these makes you look silly, ignorant and intellectually clueless,

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Amnesty International Joint statement on increasing political violence in the run-up to elections

Allegations of politically motivated acts of violence, harassment and intimidation of political opponents and other citizens by individual members of state governments and political parties within the State Houses of Assembly have also been reported throughout the country. Political violence at state level has been particularly acute in Ebonyi, Anambra and Bayelsa States. For example, on 1 September 2002, Barnabas Igwe, president of the Nigerian Bar Association in Anambra State, and his wife were killed by a group of people armed with machetes. Barnabas Igwe had publicly opposed state-endorsed vigilante groups

www.amnesty.ca/resource_centre/reports/view.php%3Fload%3Darcview%26article%3D173+political+violence+anambra+killed&cd=6&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a">http://74.125.155.132/search?q=cache:bBwquYUG39oJ:www.amnesty.ca/resource_centre/reports/view.php%3Fload%3Darcview%26article%3D173+political+violence+anambra+killed&cd=6&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a

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Nigerian clashes kill at least 9

By Estelle Shirbon

ABUJA (Reuters) - Fighting linked to next year's elections in Nigeria has killed at least nine people in two southern states in the latest politically motivated violence in Africa's most populous nation, local leaders said on Monday.

Gangs sponsored by two rival politicians from the town of Bodo in oil-producing Rivers state have been attacking each other with AK-47 rifles, machetes, axes and broken bottles over the past few days, a local community leader told Reuters.

"These are factional clashes between two cult groups who have the blessing of two Bodo politicians who have ambitions for 2007," said the leader, who did not wish to be named for fear or reprisals. In Nigeria, the word cult means gang.

"Seven of them have been murdered. The residents are hiding in their houses in terror," he added.

In the town of Nnewi in southeastern Anambra state, two policemen were killed in a raid on their station by dozens of attackers in military camouflage gear and bullet-proof vests, armed with automatic weapons, a civil society activist said.

"This is part of the activities of the political cabal in Anambra that does not believe in seeking the popular vote but uses criminals to intimidate the people," said Emeka Umeagbalasi, head of the local Civil Liberties Organization.

The attackers torched the police station, released prisoners from its cells, burned several vehicles and stole others, Umeagbalasi said. Newspapers reported two or three of the attackers were killed but it was impossible to confirm that.

PAID THUGS

Nigeria returned to civilian rule in 1999 after three decades of almost continuous military dictatorship, and the 2007 polls should mark the first time one elected government hands over to another through the ballot box.

However, violence remains a feature of political life. The use of paid thugs to intimidate opponents or voters is a common tactic by politicians in many of Nigeria's 36 states, while political assassinations have also occurred.

Rivers and Anambra are among states that have seen an increase in violence as the 2007 elections near.

In Rivers, in the Niger Delta, two politicians and one relative of the state governor have had their houses bombed by unknown attackers in recent weeks.

The delta has experienced a wave of militant attacks on oil facilities that have killed an unknown number of people and shut down a quarter of Nigerian crude production since February.

Violence in the delta, rooted in poverty and corruption, has been a problem for years. But activists say power struggles ahead of the 2007 elections have further inflamed the situation.

In Anambra, political violence has erupted sporadically since 2004, when the state governor fell out with his main sponsor. The two armed rival militias as the governor fought back against his ex-sponsor's efforts to oust him.

Earlier this year, a court ruled the 2003 elections were rigged and forced the governor to step down in favor of an opposition candidate.

But powerful figures from the ruling party are determined to recapture Anambra next year and the presence of numerous armed gangs in the state has created an explosive situation.

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Haba, this is serious . . . .

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Some outsiders and diasporeans dont really understand Anambra politics~~~ Let me help you guys a little bit

~~~~ The removal of Ngige was authorised by a federal high court based in Abuja, presided by Justice Wilson Egbo-Egbo. . . . It was based on this legal order that the assistant inspector general of police (AIG) in charge of Zone 8 Umuahia directed his police officers to remove Ngige from office since he doesnt want to obey the court order. . . . . . . And thats the reason why nobody was ever charged to court.

~~~~~ As for the kidnapping of Pa Soludo, the release and subsequent arrest of the kidappers had shown that it is not politically motivated. Moreover, the victim was not killed or injured  as we always witness in the southwest.

Again, the Southwest should emulate Anambra politics because we dont believe in political motivated killings.

                          Below is another list of South West high profile political assasinations.

-------2003, Dr. Ayo Daramola, a PDP gubernatorial aspirant in Ekiti State, and a consultant on Social Protection and HIV/AIDS to the World Bank Country Office in Abuja was murdered in his bedroom at his hometown, Ijan-Ekiti. A nutritionist who recently joined the race, his death is linked to the intra-party crisis, which has thrown up political enemies after the death of the third term agenda in the state. He was stabbed, shot and hacked to death.

 ------   Engineer Funso Williams, PDP gubernatorial aspirant in Lagos State and chairman, Board of Directors of Nigeria Maritime Authority (NMA) was murdered on July 27, 2006. Police are still investigating this assassination. Forensic experts were invited from London to assist them. The police arrested PDP gubernatorial aspirants in the state and some members of the NMA board. They were held for about three weeks. 

-------- On July 16, 2005 unknown gunmen killed Alhaji Lateef (alias Lati Osogbo) a close associate of the strongman of Ibadan politics, Alhaji Lamidi Adebibu, in Ibadan. 

     

--------- Alhaji Sulaimon Olajokun, a Lagos-based businessman and one of the 'financiers' of the group, Oranmiyan was murdered on his way to Lagos from Ile-Ife Osun State, in a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) on May 15, 2005. He was a chieftain of the Alliance for Democracy (AD). 

       

---------  On December 23, 2001, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Bola Ige, was killed inside his bedroom at Ibadan, Oyo State. The police declared one Olugbenga Adebayo, ( a.k.a. Fryo) wanted in connection with the murder. The trial of suspects took many twists and turns; several judges resigned from the case, and Ige's wife died after one of the futile hearings to trace the killers. The Oyo government withdrew the case from the court in 2004. 

       

---------- Mrs. Emily Omope (a.k.a . Thatcher), an AD member, died on March 3, 2003 at the UCH Ibadan after an acid attack in December last year by unknown persons. 

       

 --------- Unknown assailants in Lagos killed Dele Arojo a PDP gubernatorial aspirant on November 25, 2002. 

       

 --------- On December 19, 2001, Mr. Odunayo Olagbaju, a member of the Osun State House of Assembly, was killed in front of the Moore police station, Ile-Ife, Osun State. 

 --------- Ahmed Sardauna, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State also fell to the assassin’s bullet in 2003

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U r yet to tell us an incident of political killling in all the crisis you alluded to above.

I can mention at least a dozen yoruba political murders off the top of my head.

Bola Ige, F. Williams etc.

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You must be kidding.

What happened to Ngige when he fell apart with Chris Uba?

What happened to Soludo's father recently?

What will happened when the campaign commenced fully after the festive period is still unknown not to talk of the D-day.

Moreover, in what way does your topic relate to your story?

Is Osun the only state that comprises of the Yorubas?

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I think yorubas should emulate Anambra politics and understand that politics is not a do or die affair. Despite all the political heavy weights that are involved in Anambra politics and Igbo politics in general, one hardly hear all these assasination and other horrible stories.

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