Friday, 30 August 2013


President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
  •  The Presidential election scheduled to hold in 2015 in Nigeria, is not only a national interest to the people of Nigeria but a global interest, reason being that Nigeria is the largest African nation in the world. Secondly, because it is a nation dominated by too powerful religious groups; Christianity and Islam asserting their influences to rule. From the genesis of Nigeria at Independence in 1960 to 2013 history has it that the leadership of the nation had been dominated by Islam; especially during the Military era when the barrel of the gun and khaki were in power. That was also the time when the North dominated the rest of the political zones, because of the wrongful plans and deeds by the colonial authority who gave military power to the North, before handing over in 1960, a military might wrongfully used in what could best be described as abuse of power by the likes of General Mohamadu Buhari, General Ibrahim Babangida, General Sani Abacha and others who saw the Nigerian nation as their personal industry or kingdom to either manage or rule as a monarchy. But this was their error in judgement or reasoning, because Nigeria belongs to God and not to any mortal man or ethnic society. The major error committed by the North in the management of the political power entrusted  to them was their conclusion that they were to like God, rule for ever. Besides they also reasoned that the wealth of the nation belonged to them alone, and that was all. God does not like that, and could no longer wait for the proud of the Northern opportunists to continue to enslave  the rest of the nation and rob the people of the Niger Delta and the rest of Nigerians  of their treasury with impunity. Thank God, He brought in Chief Olusegun Obasanjo as Head of State and President of Nigeria to wisely checkmate the excesses of the political brigandage perpetuated by those selfish and unfriendly Northern leaders. God lost confidence in the North and it is His prerogative to give leadership to whoever He likes and or whichever village, town or community. He {God} likes. And in His wisdom He has brought his humble son and servant Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to the presidency and His decision is final. Nobody or group of persons or ethnicity can challenge the will of God to bring any presidential candidate against Dr. Jonathan in 2015, to do so, will be like committing suicide, because the WILL OF GOD MUST BE DONE. People like Bola Tinibu, Muhamadu Buhari, Atiku Abubakar, El-Rufai and other political leftist should stop heating up the polity but read the hand writing of God in the game of politics and stand for morality, fairness and national interest. During the era of that, gap-tooted Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, old politicians were banned to make way for vibrant leadership if that good and progressive ideology was upheld to date, those spent horses could have given way to stallions to be in power. And Nigeria sees Jonathan as a stallion and cannot be compared to the likes of Buhari, Atiku, Tinibu El-Rufai and others who could have been retired by reasons of the number of years in service or age as per the Constitution of the nation; if they were in the
    nation's civil service, to continue to have political space to contest election is itself a national error that needs to be corrected.  Nigeria should have developed faster and better if these re-circled political opportunists who have succeeded over the years  foisting  themselves against the citizens of the nation as their leaders. They do everything to heat up the polity with their colonial mentality that is far outdated in this digital era of our national politics. Dr. Goodluck Ebele  Jonathan is the most viable candidate to emerge as president. Nigeria needs stallions and not old and wasted horses to run the presidential race in 2015. President Jonathan is still the best for Nigeria. This is the voice of the masses and the voice of the masses is the voice of God.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013


The mother of Peter Itonyu Ovuru and Mrs Mary Omuso Wilson, Madam Tadaerigha Korobo is dead. Her death was reported to have occured at the Federal Medical Centre in the Bayelsa State capital, Yensgoaa. Family members and well wishers have been thronging around to condole the family on the exit of their beloved mother, grand mother, great grand mother and sons and daughters in-law. Her body has been deposited in the Federal Medical Centre FMC mortuary, Yenagoa.  Burial arrangement is to be announced later, Mr. Prter Itonyu Ovuru  told Golden Pen.


Politics is a game and not a war that must be fought, that is why every aspect of political gerrymandering that pitch citizens of the same country, state, Local Government area or community one against the other is not politics. Politics is a game of intelligence whereby the politician displays high level of diplomacy in relating with every one that comes his/her way without discrimination. The true politician always hold firm to his/her integrity to ensure that what he said yesterday does not become a stumbling block on his way.
It is a well known fact in the history of Nigeria that the political leaders of the Ijaw people formed alliances with the Northerners who aspired for leadership position of the country, the presidency. During the First Republic, for obvious political reasons the Ijaws had strong political alliances with the North, During the political season of the second  Republic of the NPN, GNPP, NAP, NPP, UPN, AND PRP,,  the Ijaw people  wholly and Solly supported the North, cast all their votes to elect Alhaji Shehu Shagari as the president of Nigeria. At that time political leaders of the Ijaws like Chief Melford Obiene Okilo Chief Harold Dappa Biriye Alabo Tonye Graham Douglas and others were at the forefront working hand in hand with the North to instal their choice candidate. When it was time to reciprocate the kind gesture during the SDP NRC era, when that Ijaw son Chief Pere Ajuwa aspired for the presidency the confidence reposed in the North was betrayed as the agreements reached in the alliances between the North and the Ijaws was put under the carpet by the Northern political leaders. 
Even at that, the Ijaw people still held tenaciously to the alliances that had existed and this they also showed in their support for the election of another Northerner for the presidency, Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'  Adua who that humble son of Ijaw land Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan served as Vice President for years, before his emergence as president of the nation by the hand of God and backing of the Constitution. It was observed with concern that the Northern political leaders showed a naked ingratitude to the Ijaws in their confrontation with Dr. Jonathan's presidential aspirations in 2011. We remember the political statements made by some Northerners who prefer d death than to live and see Dr, Jonathan's presidency. The Northerners surprisingly came out to claim that there was an existing agreement that Jonathan was to stay one single tenure in office, then they, the North will take the presidency in 2015, but this did not prove itself true because it was Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the North who contested the PDP presidential election with Dr. Jonathan the Ijaw son. And as Atiku failed, another Northerner and a former Head of State, General Muhamadu Buhari emerged as presidential candidate of the CPC to challenge Dr, Jonathan's election. And from the results, it was clearly revealed that the North massively worked against Jonathan. The Northern votes secured by Jonathan were from the Vice President Arc. Namadi Sambo,and some personal friends of the president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
Now as we are heading towards 2015, the North is still behaving adamant to Dr. Jonathan's Constitutional right to seek a second tenure ticket. That is not how to play politics. In politics integrity is very important, why must the North continue to play the game as if they are in war. In fact there is no battle to fight. Dr. Goodluck Jonathan is a man of Peace and Love and has only good intentions for Nigeria, and the North should not forget that the world will not end in six years.  
There is no basis for the North to fight against the Ijaw people or  against their son, Dr. Jonathan, but to support, because the Ijaw ethnic nationality, and Dr. Jonathan as a person in his individual capacity, served the North and her leaders in honesty and selflessness. And this gesture needs be reciprocated, and this the reason why, the North should support Jonathan in 2015.  

Sunday, 4 August 2013


BDIC is the acronym for Baylsa Development and Investment Corporation, founded by the Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson lea RESTORATION government. The project was conceived as a child of necessity and born to address the cardinal issues of economic, backwardness occasioned by lack of investments and employment opportunities in the fledgling state. Governor Dickson's dreams for a better and prosperous Bayelsa eventually midwifed himself of this great conception to the delivery of  the economic baby, called BDIC. In this bold initiative, the governor had proved himself that he has in the great traits of the original Ijaw man who believes in agility, creativity and productivity.
The ways of the Ijaw man the natural fisherman is always watching the tide to go fishing in his boat. Nothing stops the Ijaw man whenever he takes the decision to go out for fishing; the rain and the storm don't stop  him, but he goes out bravely, befriending the mountainous waves into the ocean to meet with the wales the sharks and the rest to feed the world.
The courage of Dickson for kick starting this project has made him a great man of vision who wants to hand down a memorable legacy to the present and future generations. The BDIC project began with the constitution of members of the Corporation with the well experienced and highly respectable national and international personalities like the first African graduate of Harvard University, Prof. Lawrence [Ambassador] Ekpebu as the Vice Chairman and others like the former Oil Minister and Amanyanabo of Nembe, HRM, King Edmund Daukoru and other egg heads of Bayelsa as members. A jaw breaking amount of N10billion was doled out as take -off funds to move into the ocean of the investment world that required befitting offices in strategic areas in the world like London and South/Africa.
Those offices opened as can be seen have began the processes of wooing investors to the state. It is a welcome development to hear that some nine companies have taken the bold step to invest in the state and had entered into agreements with the state government in that regard, they include:- Lagray Investment, DSVV Petroleum Limited,Octopol Energy Ltd, Goshen Treasures Ltd, Hable Tech. Nig Ltd, Ugboduma Engr,Alyn Global Services Limited, Clino Tech. and Turkey & Management.
This is a great achievement that is a step in the right direction..    

Thursday, 1 August 2013


Chief Anthony Anenih
The Peoples Democratic Party is unarguably the largest party in Africa and that is because of the Tom Dick and Harry that are in it, which started with controversies. At the early period of the forth Republican democratic experiment the PDP came out with one strange political ideology or philosophy called 'harmonization', an ideology that gave people in privileged positions to do whatever they liked with impunity without the fear of God. They oppress the poor and snatched the rights of the orphans of their positions and impoverish the defenseless. This attitude of the PDP, observers noted was the seed sowed that has now germinated and yielded so much fruit of its kind. The PDP at that tender age of its existence was said to have used the controversial harmonization abracadabra to rob Peter to Pay Paul and in the process caused acrimony buried in the hearts of almost every member of the party, whose father, mother, sister, brother, friend and or self had suffered deprivation in the name of harmonization. In fact it was like that is the tradition of Nigerian politics, because whatever PDP does, is like what Nigerians do because it is the ruling party.  There is no sufficient space to catalog the crisis of PDP at all levels, but one can just mention the very recent efforts made by some party big wigs to broker peace. The new B.O.T Chief Tony Aninih, the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, and the Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson have in their own individual capacities brokered peace that ended up with political acceptance that ended at the surface and never at heart. The National Convention of Saturday 31st August 2013 is a show of shame and a monumental disgrace. PDP should make a u turn for the better.