An international forum on #Nigeria Elections 2015 and its aftermath has been held at the Texas Southern University’s Martin Luther King center. The televised broadcast was co-sponsored by the League of Nigerian Professionals, TSU, USAfrica and MBC television.
Dr. Chido Nwangwu, Founder of #USAfrica multimedia networks who also appears as an analyst on CNN and SkyNews (London), moderated the diaspora forum which took place on March 23.
Among the panelists were Prof. David Olowokere, Professor and Head, Department of Engineering, Texas Southern University. Abdul Aziz Alhassan, M.D., a family medicine physician and current medical director for the Galveston county health district. He’s a native of Gwadabawa Sokoto State of Nigeria.
Ben Amushie, artiste and screen writer.
For exclusive insights and reports on the elections, log on to USAfricaonline.com
With razor’s edge elections, eyes of the world on pregnant Nigeria
By Chido Nwangwu
Beyond the niceties and glad-handing between incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan (of the PDP) and his opponent retired General Muhammad Buhari (of the APC), Houston-based USAfricaonline.com is reporting that there are simmering tension at several flashpoints as 55 million of Nigeria’s 160 million citizens carry a pregnant future on their PVCs (permanent voter’s cards) into and outside the balloting grounds. Especially in the Rivers State, Lagos State, Ekiti, Ondo, Imo, Delta, Borno and Kaduna and Nasarawa states..
Soldiers have been deployed at key LOCATIONS across the country.
The activist supporters of the 2 major candidates are both making preemptive claims to a certain victory at the polls. Those are veritable RECIPES for post-election conflict between supporters of Buhari who come from the mainly Islamic north, plus swaths of support from the Bola Tinubu-led campaign machine in the Yoruba southwest versus those of the President drawn mainly from the South South, South East and north central.
The statistical difference between the presidential election opinion polls are so marginal that different interests groups have interpreted the polling data to ASSIGN victory on March 28, 2015.
In a metaphorical as much as practical depiction, I know that Nigeria is pregnant but no one is certain whether on March 31, it will be a Frankenstein; or a Frankenstein…. •Dr. Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher of USAfrica multimedia networks since 1992, first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the INTERNET USAfricaonline.com; served as adviser to Houston’s ex Mayor on Africa business and recipient of several journalism and public POLICY awards, has been profiled by the CNN International for his pioneering works on multimedia/news/public policy projects for Africans and Americans. —--
•Dr. Chido Nwangwu, moderator of the Achebe Colloquium (GOVERNANCE, SECURITY, and PEACE in Africa) December 7-8, 2012 at Brown UNIVERSITY in Rhode Island and former ADVISER on Africa business/issues to the Mayor of Houston, is the Founder & Publisher of Houston-based USAfrica multimedia networks since 1992, first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the INTERNET USAfricaonline.com; CLASSmagazine, AchebeBooks.com, the USAfrica-powered e-groups of AfricanChristians, Nigeria360 and the largest pictorial events megasite on the African diaspora www.PhotoWorks.TV . He was recently profiled by the CNN International for his pioneering works on multimedia/news/public policy projects for Africans and Americans. http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2010/07/29/mpa.african.media.bk.a.cnn E-MAIL: Chido247@Gmail.com WIRELESS 1-832-45-CHIDO (24436).