THEY SWARMED AND ANTIFA FLED

THEY SWARMED AND ANTIFA FLED
ICHEOKU says thanks to American Bikers, the much anticipated protest in Phoenix rally-styled speech did not materialize. May be we should have more of these Bikers in every rally. Kudos to the real bad ass men with steely balls.

NO MORE NATION BUILDING, JUST KILLING THE BAD GUYS.

NO MORE NATION BUILDING, JUST KILLING THE BAD GUYS.
ICHEOKU says the United States of America mandate to its military engaged overseas particularly Afghanistan is stop cuddling the bad guys, just whack them. ICHEOKU says certainly a c-change in the rules of engagement and it will certainly make it easier for our warriors who will risk less of their lives and limbs in battle fields. President Donald John Trump is definitely leading as said and providing the leadership our military needs as their Commander in Chief. Way to go.

NORTH KOREA PUT ON NOTICE: DON'T PUSH ME.

NORTH KOREA  PUT ON NOTICE: DON'T PUSH ME.
"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. As I said, they will be met with the fire and fury and, frankly, power." - President Donald John Trump. ICHEOKU says the Michelin Tire midget at Pyongyang is definitely courting trouble and messing with the wrong man. He probably thinks Barack Obama the redline president is still in office; but unbeknownst to him there is a new sheriff in town and his name is Donald John Trump and he does not mess around. Hopefully China can rein in the little man before he commits mass suicide with his North Korean people.

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER
"When you lose to somebody who has a 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself. So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that." - Senator Charles Schumer, Senior Senator from the State of New York and Democratic Minority Leader in the Senate. ICHEOKU says the statement spoke volume and it spoke for itself. Finally it seems the Democrats have finally turned the corner and are now ready to face up to their abysmal performance in the last presidential election by acknowledging that the American people indeed choose Trump over their Hillary Clinton. Thankfully, they will also now rest their "Russians Did It" cockamamie and find a message they can present to the people and for the good of the country.. Time to move the process forward is now as American people did not buy into the crap of a Russian collusion which they tried unsuccessfully to sell to them.

IT IS GAME ON: MAYWEATHER FIGHTS MCGREGOR

IT IS GAME ON: MAYWEATHER FIGHTS McGREGOR

ICHEOKU says August 26 is the day history will be made as two of the world's most interesting athletes square off in the ring. Boxing champion Floyd MayWeather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor, will fight on August 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ICHEOKU says not in a position yet to place bet on who will win the fight. Salute


BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY

BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY
ICHEOKU says the time has come and the time is now for the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra to be allowed to choose their self governance and exit from Nigeria going forward.. A referendum on the future of Biafra is a legitimate demand of the people and it is their right to so do. The people of the Nation of Biafra want to of their own way because of the hostilities from other member nations of Nigeria. Let the United Nations order a referendum and let the people decide in their own Biafraexit.

PDJT ISSUES VERDICT ON ISLAMIST TERRORISTS


"There can be no coexistence with this violence. There can be no tolerating it, no accepting it, no excusing it, and no ignoring it. Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith. Terrorists do not worship God; they worship death. If we do not act against this organized terror, then we know what will happen and what will be the end result. Terrorism's devastation of life will continue to spread, peaceful societies will become engulfed by violence, and the futures of many generations will be sadly squandered. If we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing, then not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, but we will be judged by God." - President Donald John Trump.


BBOB: BRING BACK OUR BIAFRA

ICHEOKU says it is worth fighting for, self determination and it is not a crime for a people to aspire for self governance. Indigenous Peoples of Biafra are marching forward and hopefully they will soon get to the promised land. Viva Biafra.
#BringBackOurBiafra.




"When two raging fires meet together, they do consume the thing that feeds their fury. Though little fire grows great with little wind, yet extreme gusts do blow out fire." - William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew


WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE - STEVE JOBS

“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me. God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth. Memories precipitated by love is the only true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on. The most expensive bed in the world is the sick bed. You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – Life. Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends. Treat yourself well. Cherish others.” - SJ

EVIL CANNOT BE TRULY DESTROYED.

"The threat of evil is ever present. We can contain it as long as we stay vigilant, but it can never truly be destroyed. - Lorraine Warren (Annabelle, the movie)


ONLY THE POOR WISH THEY HAD STUFF?

“I’m not that interested in material things. As long as I find a good bed that I can sleep in, that’s enough.” - Nicolas Berggruem, the homeless billionaire.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

INDIA ELECTIONS, A CASE STUDY FOR MAURICE IWU'S INEC?

As the biggest democracy in the world continues with their one month-long general election, Icheoku says Nigeria's Maurice Iwu should pay special attention to understand how India gets it right? With 714 million registered voters going to the polls through a one month period, Icheoku says the electoral body that could pull such a feat is worth understudying? We therefore call on Nigeria's "Independent" Electoral Commission to send some delegation to India to study how the biggest democracy in the world could successfully organise such gargantuan elections without much shenanigans? It is also instructive that for the past 60 years, the Indians have been playing this their yeoman's electioneering feat, without much hitches or as many court challenges of the results, as the 2007 Maurice Iwu's fraud in Nigeria? This by itself is a feat which very electoral body in the world, including Nigeria's INEC is encouraged to see what the Indians are doing right and emulate their example.
As rural as India is, with a widely varying geographic and climatic zones which has somewhat being described as constituting a hellish logistical nightmare; Indians still conduct free and fair elections throughout their vast territory and adjoining islands, from the snow-covered mountains in the Himalayas, to the deserts of the Rajasthan and in sparsely populated islands in the Indian Ocean. India's electoral map is one heck of a maze that it takes an entire one month to conduct elections, in parchments of constituencies? Elections in India is such a huge undertaking that it is conducted in five phases, with voting on April 16, 22, 23, and 30, then May 7 and 13; with the results announced a few days later on May 16, 2009. The undertaking involves 1000 political parties, 800,000 polling stations, 543 constituencies, 1.1 million electronic voting machines manned by four million election officers and six million security details to solely monitor the elections? Icheoku says what a mammoth exercise in electing a leadership?
And this is a country with so many poor people and acute illiteracy among its population, that over 700 million of them still live below poverty line, on less than $2 per day and without basic education? Yet they can organize elections for 700 million of their registered voters! But Nigeria with less than 40 million registered voters cannot organise an election that is free and fair; but qualifies as a "selection of a band of thieves by a band of menacing thugs and their cabals", who subsequently loot the nation's coffers dry? Until there is a re-thinking by the sack of manure in Nigeria high-ups, and with surgical intervention in INEC, it is going to remain same old same old and Nigeria as always, will be worse for it! Inept leadership produced by a fraught electioneering system. Icheoku says, Maurice Iwu's INEC could use some of this Indian magic which has been on display since 1947 and cause it to rub off and change things in Nigeria? One other thing worth emulating from the Indian election, is the practice where each registered voter's picture as well as their identity card are included in the electoral rolls? With this in place, how can there be ghost voters or electoral fraud as obtains in Nigeria?

Pictured right is chief election commissioner of India, Shri. N. Gopalaswami, 62, appointed by the president on the recommendation of the prime minister, who is steering this ocean-liner of an election? He is reputed to be no nonsense, very loyal, honest and dynamic person! Story has it that as one time municipal commissioner of Surat, his party's leader had approached him with
a bribe of 5,000 Rupees but he reported him to the chief minister and had police arrest him for attempt to bribe a government official? Tell that to Maurice Iwu of Nigeria and he will say your head is not correct?
Established in 1950 as a permanent constitutional body, the commission initially had only a Chief Election Commissioner but now has three officials including a Chief Election Commissioner and two Election Commissioners. They reach decisions by a majority vote of 2 to 3. The President appoints Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners. They have tenure of six years or up to the age of 65 years, whichever comes first. They enjoy the same status and receive salary and perks as available to Judges of the Supreme Court of India. The Chief Election Commissioner can be removed from office only through impeachment by Parliament. At the state level, the election work is supervised, subject to overall superintendence, direction and control of the Commission, by the Chief Electoral Officer of the State, who is appointed by the Commission from amongst senior civil servants proposed by the concerned state government. The Secretariat of the Commission has an independent budget. Among its duties, India's Election Commission ensures a level playing field for the 1000 political parties. Now it will be easier for Nigeria to model her electoral reform with what works, the Indian example! With India's 1000 political parties as a backdrop, the attempt by the leadership in Nigeria to clobber the whole polity into the PDP should be condemned as an affront to freedom of association?

In India, the opinion of the election commissioner binds the president unlike Nigeria, where the president dictates to him who "wins" which seat? Also the judiciary does not intervene in the actual conduct of the polls. Once the polls are completed and result declared, the Commission cannot review any result on its own. As regards to legal challenges involving the office of the president, such can only be filed before the Supreme Court? India's 35 constituent States and Union Territories are grouped into election blocks for convenience of management. Admitted that INEC allegedly visited India in the past to see how they execute this humongous task, but who knows if it was not just a means to share some estacodes? The conduct of India's election has been described by some observers as the largest single event in the world? Simply stated, the India's model of staggered election will work miracle in Nigeria; and Icheoku says, if India can do it why not Nigeria?

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