Four members of Enough is Enough resign

Gbenga Sesan

Four of the founding board members of Enough is Enough, EiE Nigeria have resigned.

They are Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, PIN, ‘Gbenga Sesan; Founding Partner of Red Media Africa, Adebola Williams; Executive Director of The Future Project, Chude Jideonwo and journalist, Cheta Nwanze.

In a statement, the group said the resignations were made in the past week and all were with immediate effect.

The group in the statement said their exit follows the resignation of Amara Nwankpa in 2012 for personal reasons and Scott Igbene in 2013 to explore elective office.

Alkasim Abdulkadir, it added, will serve as Acting Board Chair until the Board’s next meeting in the first quarter of 2015.

EIE Started in 2010 and got formally incorporated in 2012. It is a coalition of individuals and organisations focused on good governance and public accountability.

It was the product of the youth-led protests in Abuja in March 2010 and in Lagos in April 2010, demanding that the National Assembly follow the rule of law and make Goodluck Jonathan the substantive president while raising concerns around fuel scarcity, killings in Jos and the comatose state of the power sector.

All four ex-board members said they were leaving to get involved in politics as such have to exit EIE since it conflicts with their original roles in the organisation.

Speaking about his transition from non-partisan advocacy to partisan activities, Mr. Sesan said “In 2011, we decided to work as a non-partisan organisation because of the need for a neutral organisation that can call any of the players in our governance space to order without the accusation of bias.

“It was a wise decision and … I respect the decision of the organisation to remain non-partisan. Nigeria needs an institution like EiE Nigeria and I wish the organisation more strength as it fulfills an all important role of working for good governance in Nigeria. Due to what is nothing short of the ‘fierce urgency of now’ …. I will complete and be involved in projects to convince others not to reward failure and incompetence during the 2015 general elections.”

EiE’s outgoing Board Chair, Mr. Williams, said, “The past four years have been an amazing ride, the historic things young people have done through EiE Nigeria have changed the way we see our country and the way we engage it for good.


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  • Don Messi

    This is what was expected of the APC moles in the #BringBackOurGirls movement!
    I’m talking about Hadiza Bala Usman and Dino Melaye..AKA Yoruba Actress Legislator!
    They should have resigned honorably before Mr Audu Ogbe inadvertently blew the whistle!

    Spread Peace – Say No To Politics of Roasting & Baboon Blood.


    • me

      Don Messi, what do you call this action from your principal Mr Jonathan? Is there any person in Osun state who voted for him? Is Osun state not part of Nigeria? The money donated(laundered) for his election not more than enough to pay Osun state its own legal allocations? If I must tell you Shagari did it to Ambrose Alli in 1983 Shagari fell. Obasanjo did it to Tinubu in 1999, Obasanjo fell. Your principal, GEJ the most vindictive and wicked president in Nigerian history will fall. And fall badly.

      Read the story below.

      Why FG reduced Osun allocation by 65% -APC


      The All Progressives Congress in Osun State has accused the Federal Government of slashing allocation to the state from over N3.8 billion to less than N1.3 billion.

      The Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy of the the party in the state, Mr. Kunle Oyatomi, said this in a Christmas message made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Wednesday.

      The party said that the Peoples Democratic Party-led Federal Government was deliberately punishing the state with reduced allocation because of the defeat suffered by the ruling party at the August 9 governorship poll.

      The APC spokesperson urged Nigerians to vote out President Goodluck Jonathan and replace him with Gen. Muhammadu Buhari of the APC to liberate the nation from corrupt leadership.

      He said, “The last federal allocation paid to the State of Osun was the least in the whole of the federation ‎ and was less than a third of what the state used to receive in the first half of 2014.

      “Between June and October, this year, the federal allocation paid to Osun fell from over N3.8 billion to less than N1.3 billion. But the state’s salary profile alone is N3.6 billion every month.

      “The Federal Government has not offered any sensible explanation for this drastic drop leaving room for reasonable speculation that the PDP is taking its ‘pound of flesh’ in reprisal for the defeat it suffered at the August 9 governorship election in Osun State.

      “Osun State in particular, is being made to suffer because the state stood up to Federal Government tyranny and voted against the PDP in the last August 9 governorship election.

      “No matter the economic terrorism of the Federal Government and the PDP, the people of Osun shall remain unbowed to the evil economic might of the PDP-led Federal Government, which they are currently using to strangulate workers in the State of Osun.

      “In this season, when people are celebrating the great advent of Jesus of Nazareth, the Federal Government led by a so-called Christian is entertaining himself with the agony of Nigerians who are miserably suffering under the massive corruption of the PDP that has left our economy comatose.”

      The party called on all people of the state to be happy in spite of difficulties they were facing, saying the days of the PDP’s treasury-looters were numbered.

      “We shall celebrate in grand style when ‘Nebuchadinezzar’ shall craw on all fours into the forest to suffer for his wickedness against Nigerians including the progressive people of Osun,” he added.

      Source: THEPUNCH

  • emmanuel

    There is no conscience on the other side of the divide – PT, PM News and SR have remained frontline advocates of the APC without considering professional implications.

    Imagine the PM News man being an active member of the APC campaigning for his party with a professional medium. Did he eventually get the APC Senatorial slot for 2015 election?

    They want us to behave like Americans, yet act like Yemenese or Somalians!

  • GMBer

    The youths of Nigeria must not reward failure and incompetence in 2015.Please we must not destroy a hopeful future on the altar of impunity and monstrous corruption.The Nebuchadnezar man has divided our country along tribal,ethnic,social status,religious lines and because he has failed in the issues that matter and should matter,he must be rewarded with defeat in 70×7 measure.
    Vote the party that gives a damn about you,the party christian and muslim enough to know that the saying ‘stealing is not corruption’ is not a good representation of any good morals.Vote APC.