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Friday, 13 May 2016

OPINION

Tonye Princewill: I am not against the removal of subsidy but the approach 
By Hector Spiff


Prince Tonye Princewill, the Labour Party Governorship candidate in the 2015 general elections in Rivers State, has reacted to the current removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government yesterday, saying that he was not against subsidy removal but against the approach in its removal.




Mr. Princewill in a statement today said: “Nigerians have once again woken up to our very own equivalent of a Groundhog Day.  Another fuel price hike. Let me say for the records, I am not against the removal of subsidy. Nigeria simply cannot afford it. What I am against is the approach to its removal. PDP neglected to deal with the corrupt people, now APC has come and neglected to deal with the people. Period. It takes nothing from us if we engage. There lies my issue.”



A full text of the statement has it thus: “While the government has a good case, for one obvious reason, they have chosen not to make it. I will explain that reason shortly. Instead they have opted to proceed with arguably the single most masses-wide-impacting policy in spite of the pains to the poor who they aim to protect. I say aim not claim to protect because in a PDP / APC dominated political clime, the masses are still their target.



“Now the Labour movement is preparing to proceed with the same outdated script. It is known even to primary school kids. Politics - Fuel Price goes up - Protest - Fuel Price goes Down - Politics. Labour is not involved at either end of the chain. They appear and disappear in the middle. Meanwhile Nigerians continue to suffer. So you can see why nobody takes the Labour movement seriously.  Especially the Federal Govt. Otherwise they would have been part of the solution, not part of the protest.



“In 2012, the Civil Society took to the streets later backed by the Labour movement who later abandoned them once a price drop was approved. Now the same script is being acted out again. Beyond the merits or demerits of the price hike, let me ask; Are Labour leaders fantastically foolish? Do they prefer to continue to be leaders of protest or leaders of progress? Is it not time to put up or shut up? Politics is too important to be left to politicians and those who refuse to participate are condemned to be ruled by those who do. Haba!!



“The Labour movement needs to be strategic in its thinking. It's time to stop being reactive. It needs to think again. Doing the same thing over and over and over again doesn't produce a different result. No! I make bold to say that this is the time to revive the Labour Party or design alternatives and participate in active party politics. You don't have to win an election to influence the politics. If the workers use their voice and their leaders don't sell them out, no party will protect them like their party. Until then, I repeat - expecting a different outcome would be nothing short of fantastically foolish.

 Sent in by Hector Spiff



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We must rise above tribalism & divide & rule of the colonialist who stole & looted our treasure & planted their puppets to lord it over us..they alone can decide on whosoever is performing & the one that is corrupt..but the most corrupt nations are the western countries that plunder the resources of other nations & make them poorer & aid the rulers to steal & keep such ill gotten wealth in their country..yemen,syria etc have killed more than gadhafi but its not A̷̷̴ good investment for the west(this is laughable)because oil is not in these countries..when obasanjo annihilated the odi people in rivers state, they looked away because its in their favour & interest..one day! Samosa Iyoha

Hello from
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I was amazed to find a website for Africans in Hungary.
Looks like you have quite a community there. Here in SA we have some three million Zimbabweans living in exile and not much sign of going home ... but in Hungary??? Hope to meet you on one of my trips to Europe; was in Steirmark Austria near the Hungarian border earlier this month. Every good wish for 2011. Geoff in Jo'burg

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Interesting interview...
I think from what have been said, the Nigerian embassy here seem to be more concern about its nationals than we are for ourselves. Our complete disregard for the laws of Hungary isn't going to help Nigeria's image or going to promote what the Embassy is trying to showcase. So if the journalists could zoom-in more focus on Nigerians living, working and studying here in Hungary than scrutinizing the embassy and its every move, i think it would be of tremendous help to the embassy serving its nationals better and create more awareness about where we live . Taking the issues of illicit drugs and forged documents as typical examples.. there are so many cases of Nigerians been involved. But i am yet to read of it in e.news. So i think if only you and your journalists could write more about it and follow up on the stories i think it will make our nationals more aware of what to expect. I wouldn't say i am not impressed with your work but you need to be more of a two way street rather than a one way street . Keep up the good work... Sylvia

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