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Let Nigeria’s (National) Dialogue Hold

Written by James Okere

Let Nigeria’s (National) Dialogue Hold; The sacrifice we shall make and the understanding we shall show when this National Dialogue begins would guarantee Nigerians a better future.

For quite a long time, Nigerians from all shades of opinion have severally called for the convocation of a national dialogue or conference. Some have even advocated for the convocation of a Sovereign National Conference (SNC).

Opinions varies depending the side of the divide one is approaching the issue. The most important thing is that Nigerians are of the opinion that we should talk or discuss to better shape our country.

This discuss

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2011: LETTER TO INEC 2

Written by James Okere

2011: LETTER TO INEC 2; On the basis of INEC outlined plans and programmes above, I commend INEC highly. It is therefore on the need to support INEC plans to conduct a FREE, FAIR and CREDIBLE elections that I write to INEC.

ELECTORAL AWARENESS/SENSITIZATION

INEC should please embark on massive campaign to create awareness on her lovely plans to conduct a free, fair and credible election. From INEC permanent staff, ad-hoc staff, political parties, politicians, electorates, party agents, security groups, civil society groups etc. INEC should do her best to embark on this awareness project.

TRAINING OF INEC PERMANENT AND AD-HOC STAFF

INEC has a big task of training her staff (permanent and ad-hoc staff) who will be involved in the election. The training will cover; before, during and after the elections. These ad-hoc staff include; Returning Officers at all the levels, Presiding Officers, Polling Clerks etc. In addition, the

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2011: LETTER TO INEC-1

Written by James Okere

2011: LETTER TO INEC1: Our late President, Alhaji Musa Yar’adua during his swearing in as President on 29th May 2007, publicly admitted that the presidential election that brought him in as President was flawed, that was humility per excellence exhibited by Alhaji Yar’adua.

His admission was before the numerous court rulings that nullified many election results declared by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), ranging from Houses of Assembly, National Assembly and Governorship elections. The only election that was spared was that of presidential election where the Supreme Court ruling was on split judgment of four to three in favour of President Musa Yar’adua of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), over General Mohammed Buhari of All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP).

Still in connection with the conduct of 2007 general election, as at date December 2010, some Governors have been declared winner over the PDP Governors earlier declared winner by Independent National Electoral

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THOUGHT ON THE 1999 CONSTITUTION

Written by James Okere

THOUGHT ON THE 1999 CONSTITUTION REVIEW SUBMITTED AT THE IMO EAST SENATORIAL (OWERRI SENATORIAL ZONE) DISTRICT HELD ON SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER, 2012 AT CONCORD HOTEL OWERRI IMO STATE, EASTERN NIGERIA.

“We (Nigerians), shall make sacrifice if we indeed want our country- Nigeria to make genuine progress vide this current constitutional amendment”. James Okere.

In the light of the above, and for the love I have for my country- Nigeria, I present my MEMO as stated below.

1. RECOGNIZE SIX GEO-POLITICAL ZONE: I suggest that the present six geo-political zones; North Central, North East, North West, South East, South South and South West be recognized and enshrined in the constitution of Nigeria.

2. STATE CREATION: I support the idea of creating more States in Nigeria. Let each of the six geo-political zones in Nigeria have eight states. The zones will have the mandate to agree on the final structure of each

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2011: MY LETTER TO NIGERIANS-2

Written by James Okere

2011: MY LETTER TO NIGERIANS- 2; Countries in dire need of advancement develop norms and laws that suits their particular social milieu and environment.

Presently, what Nigerians read in our Newspapers everyday are 2011: NORTH INSIST ON PRESIDENCY. 2011 NORTH MUST PRODUCE PRESIDENCY. 2011: JONATHAN HAS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS TO CONTEST. 2011: GOVERNORS TO RALLY ROUND JONATHAN. 2011: ZONING PACT MUST BE KEPT. 2011: SOUTH SOUTH SHOULD RESPECT ZONING ARRANGEMENT. 2011: NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN GOVERNORS DIVIDED etc.

In view of the unresolved nature of this zoning discussion so far in Nigeria, I state that the zone where the presidency emerges in year 2011 should be left open and nature of future emergence discussed by Nigerians through the National Assembly with a view to making it a transitory constitutional matter starting from year 2015.

I further add that the issue of zoning of Presidency should not form part of our year 2011

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2011: MY LETTER TO NIGERIANS-1

Written by James Okere

2011: MY LETTER TO NIGERIANS – 1; Nations are driving by ideas developed, analyzed and harmonized to suit their particular political environment.

I strongly believe in the Unity, Stability and Growth of our Country-Nigeria. I have canvassed this view and will continue, thus “My Letter to Nigerians”. My believe in Nigeria led to the publication in year 2001 my book “Nigeria By The Year 2040: Path To National Unity And Stability (A Nigerian Thought)”. In that book I canvassed for CONSTITUTIONAL TRANSITORY ROTATING ZONING OF POLITICAL OFFICES (most especially office of the President) for a period of 36 (thirty six) years beginning from year 2003 to end in year 2039.

By my thought then, the six Geo-political Zones would have tested CONSTITUTIONAL TRANSITORY ROTATING PRESIDENCY twice of three years each bringing to 6 (six) years for each zone. Thereafter in year 2040, a President will now emerge from any part

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