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Chudi Okoye

South East Summit 2023: A DUEL MANDATE for National Leadership

Following the traumatic outcome of the 2023 presidential election, the South East summit on economy, security and politics holding this week is a welcome initiative to begin a reset that may enable a frazzled region to compete more effectively...

A Flight from Fact in Factional Debates over Nigeria’s 2023 Election Result

Debates over the outcome of the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria seem to have taken a dark turn following the recent appeal court ruling on election petitions, with some critics rejecting the evidence of data, and others, not trusting...

Will Supreme Court Part With PEPT On the 2023 Presidential Election Petitions?

Stage is set to settle the legal, even if not the political, squabbles over the controversial February 2023 presidential election in Nigeria. By Chudi Okoye It could hardly have been a more disappointing judgment for the eager petitioners. It...

Possible Consequences of the Awaited Court Ruling on Nigeria’s 2023 Presidential Election Petitions

Whatever the Presidential Election Tribunal and eventually the Supreme Court decide regarding the 2023 presidential election petitions, Nigeria will be on edge. But some outcomes will be more politically portentous than others, and this will likely weigh with the...

President Tinubu’s Partial Ministerial Nominations: Matters Arising

After much delay, President Bola Tinubu has sent a partial list of ministerial nominations for Senate confirmation. There are issues being raised about the nominations. By Chudi Okoye It is perhaps inevitable that in a complex and chaotic democracy like ours,...

Easter Meditations: Toward a Possible Rehabilitation of Judas Iscariot

By Chudi Okoye It is long past time to begin seriously to reconsider the portrayal of Judas Iscariot in biblical exegesis and intellectual discourse. In fact, such reappraisal has been going on in certain scholarly circles, especially since the translation...

Beyond Grief and Anger: Preliminary Ideas for SE Political Strategy After the 2023 Elections

The South East invested heavy political capital in Peter Obi’s 2023 presidential bid. While Obi pursues litigation to recover his allegedly stolen mandate, the South East must avoid the tyranny of protracted grief over the last election and must...

Presidential ‘Face-off’: How Leading 2023 Candidates Outperformed their 1979 Counterparts

The leading candidates in the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria achieved a regional ballot sweep that their illustrious predecessors only dreamed of – an outcome that may signify the changing sociology of Nigerian politics. By Chudi Okoye This certainly isn't Zik’s...

Black Swan and Tocqueville Effect: Peter Obi and the ‘Revolutionary Moment’ in Nigeria

Peter Obi won the Nigerian presidential election of February 2023. Probably not so in the statistical sense of ballot share, a matter which is being litigated, but with regard to the quotient of gained prestige and political stature. When...

Nigeria’s 2023 Presidential Election Outcome: Pre-Mortem on the Opposition’s Legal Recourse

There may be a prima facie case of aggravated infractions in the just concluded presidential election in Nigeria. However, it might be challenging to meet the high burden of proof the courts would require to overcome the need for...

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Easter Meditations: Is Prayer Most Powerful as Sound, Thought or Light?

By Chudi Okoye We are at this moment more than midway through the Holy Week in Christendom, a period requiring...
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20% Population, 1% Political Power By Chudi Okoye The math is simply mind-bending Bleaker even than in racist America Where once the beleaguered Black, Considered as White man's chattel, Were...

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Supreme Court Ensnares the South East

With the recent Supreme Court ruling reinstating the terrorism and treasonable felony charges leveled against Nnamdi Kanu, danger looms for the South East. The...

Merge or Submerge: A Hobson’s Choice for Major Opposition Parties

With Nigeria sliding into a Hobbesian state, major opposition parties face a Hobson’s choice: remain fragmented and ineffectual, or adopt ‘cooperative strategies’ involving an...