By Bisi Ezekiel
There is no way the history of Nigeria's Fourth democratic Republic would be written without mentioning Prince Uche Secondus, current National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
May 30th, 2019 represents the 52nd anniversary of the declaration of the Republic of Biafra. I have written the following contribution to help mark that day. I hope it goes a long way to show where and when the trouble and challenges all started. I also hope that it widens and stimulates the debate about the plight of the Igbo in the Nigerian state and to enlighten those that may not know why it is that so many young Igbos feel strongly about the concept of Biafra.
“WE WILL CONTINUE TO GIVE OUR ALL TO RIVERS STATE.”
Let me begin by expressing my deepest gratitude to God Almighty and the people of Rivers State for the rare privilege and opportunity to serve you as your Governor for another four years.
Good afternoon Gentlemen of the Press.
I am delighted to have you here today barely a week after we shared the breaking achievements of the Command, where some breathtaking successes were showcased to the admiration of the receiving public.
One of the principal maxims of the Common Law is nemo judex in causa sua (no man shall be a judge in his own case). The call by my legal team for Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa to recuse herself from the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal was predicated on this principle, being that her husband, Alhaji Mohammed Bulkachuwa, is an All Progressives Congress Senator-elect and the case she was expected to adjudicate upon had a bearing on that party.