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Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by Ovularia: 2:44pm On Dec 15, 2010
Dora Akunyili Quits Jonathan Cabinet To Join Politics

Posted: December 15, 2010 - 14:27

By SaharaReporters, New York

Nigeria’s minister of information, Dora Akunyili, formally left the cabinet of Goodluck Jonathan today to join politics.  Her valedictory statement read at the Federal Executive Council meeting today finally put to rest speculations about her political future.

See address to FEC:

VALEDICTORY ADDRESS TO THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL BY PROF. DORA AKUNYILI, HON. MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS, ABUJA, DECEMBER 15, 2010

Mr. President, Mr. Vice President, and esteemed colleagues with whom I have formed a family — some of you for the past two years and others for a lesser period of time.  I wish to humbly inform Council that I am resigning from the Cabinet with effect from tomorrow, 16th December, 2010.

Today is therefore a very emotional day for me in Council. This is because I have been so closely bonded to most of you that my departure is like leaving a family. My heart is so heavy because in this Council, I have found comfort and friendship.


However, having reflected over the years about events in Nigeria and in particular my state, Anambra, I have come to the conclusion that it is indeed a defining moment in my life when I should make the sacrifice of leaving a comfortable place to go to a difficult terrain in order to build a better place for our children. I have, therefore, decided to join my Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, who is doing a great job in continuing to build Anambra State as an APGA Senator. In this regard, I intend to pick the nomination form today to run for the office of Senator Representing Anambra Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

As I take this step, I solicit for your prayers and other forms of support. I am making this request because you are my people and my immediate constituency.  Yes, my colleagues in the pharmaceutical industry are still my people but I have virtually exhausted my goodwill with them in the service of our dear Country, especially in support of the Re-branding Nigeria project. Many drug manufacturing companies spent over N10 million for the Re-branding Nigeria materials because they desperately wanted me to succeed. Therefore, it is you and only you that I can now run to for support. Please, I plead with each and everyone of you to sow a seed to my political career, you will never regret it. In the words of President Jonathan, I will never let you down. Yes, I will be in the senate by the grace of God for my constituency and for the nation but you can be sure that I will also be there for you.

Mr. President, I am deeply grateful to you for giving me the opportunity to serve our dear Country as Minister of Information and Communications. I am equally grateful for the co-operation which you, the VP and my Cabinet colleagues extended to me in the course of my duties, without which I would not have succeeded. Mr. President, I will never forget the encouragement you gave me through phone calls, text messages, e.t.c. when I was in NAFDAC during that fight for life. Mr. Vice President, you always call me your sister, please continue to call me your sister.

I wish Mr. President, Mr. Vice President, and other Council members who may wish to contest in the 2011 elections success in this regard. I pray that this Council succeeds to the end and that many of you continue as Council members after May 2011.

I leave you with love and fond memories. Thank you and God bless you all.

PROF. DORA NKEM AKUNYILI, OFR
HON. MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS, ABUJA, DECEMBER 15, 2010

http://www.saharareporters.com/news-page/dora-akunyili-quits-jonathan-cabinet-join-politics
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by ALMUSTAQIM(m): 2:49pm On Dec 15, 2010
WELL DONE DORA AKUNYILI.

BUT HOW I WISH YOU ARE TO CONTEST ON THE PLATFORM OF THE NEXT RULLING PARTY - A C N.

OR SAY PARTNER AS VICE TO NUHU RIBADU.

ANYWAY, BEST WISHES.

GOD BLESS NIGERIA
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by banom(m): 2:55pm On Dec 15, 2010
Thank God, it is happening at last, light will be brought to anambra state with the greatest woman this country ever produced as a senator . we cant wait to swear you in,

  Nno Ada oma.
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by quantize: 2:58pm On Dec 15, 2010
good ridance
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by ladi02(m): 3:07pm On Dec 15, 2010
why all the begging to remain relevant with power

when you didnt decide to join PDP. .shes smart tho

She knows PDP days end in May. . grin
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by Missy85(f): 3:15pm On Dec 15, 2010
Lol, just when you think you've seen the weirdest things in Nigeria, gbam! a Nigeria politician hits u with the most laughable emotional claptrap of a resignation letter ever!

Oh! ah!! eyah! pls! y'all my brothers & we ' formed a family'

Ah! oh, Mr President! thank you! thank you!  for calling me your sister!! & pls, pls, never, ever! stop doing so cos I cant cope otherwise. Pls! in the name of God, continue to like me!!!

Erm! ah! remember! drug companies spent 10 mil on my  rebranding project. Ah! Ori mi o!

ye! oh no!! pls! I need to say all this! so you dont deny me the chairmanship of a juicy senate committee for joining an opposing party!!!

Ah! Oh! my head! my toe! ye! my body,,,! 

PURRRGH!!! Only a nigerian woman would write a letter like this. Our abilty as women to belittle ourselves & emotionally blackmail knows no bounds, but even then, this letter is the most ludicrous, laughable & embarrasing resignation letter.
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by vigasimple(m): 3:19pm On Dec 15, 2010
I like the political comedy call Nigeria. TURN BY TURN LIMITED. grin grin grin

A minister of the FRN under the platform of PDP now turn to APGA to enable her win her senatorial seat.

This woman is smart because she knew PDP will not win in that part of the country.

The question for wider discusion is, did PDP and APGA philosophy and manifesto similar or majorily different? Did Ms. Akunyili stop beleieving in PDP or is she just playing smar politics to have enter bed with APGA (who has local control of Anambra) especially when PDP and Soludo lost the last election badly.
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by texazzpete(m): 3:19pm On Dec 15, 2010
banom:

Thank God, it is happening at last, light will be brought to anambra state with the greatest woman this country ever produced as a senator . we cant wait to swear you in,

  Nno Ada oma.

Do you really believe what you posted? This takes the crown for the greatest hyperbole ever heard in Nigeria  grin

Missy85:

Lol, just when you think you've seen the weirdest things in Nigeria, gbam! a Nigeria politician hits u with the most laughable emotional claptrap of a resignation letter ever!

Oh ah eyah, pls y'all my brothers & we ' formed a family'

Ah ah, Mr President thank you for calling me your sister & pls pls never stop doing so cos I cant cope otherwise

Erm! ah! remember drug companies spent 10 mil on my  rebranding project

ye! oh! pls! I need to say all this so you dont dont deny me the chairmanship of a juicy senate committee for joining an opposing party

Ah! Oh! my head! my toe! ye! my body,,,

Only a nigerian woman would write a letter like this. Our abilty to emotionally blackmail knows no bounds, but even then, this letter is the most ludicrous, laughable & embarrasing resignation letter I've ever seen.



Thank you! As i read her letter, i all but cringed! I only hope she had intended this letter only for the ears and eyes of the members of the FEC and not for the general public.

And if this letter is the actual one she read, why the hell is she referring to the members of the FEC as her 'immediate constituency'? Shouldn't that be the good people of Anambra State?
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by proudly9ja(m): 4:02pm On Dec 15, 2010
Ovularia:

As I take this step, I solicit for your prayers and other forms of support. I am making this request because you are my people and my immediate constituency. Yes, my colleagues in the pharmaceutical industry are still my people but I have virtually exhausted my goodwill with them in the service of our dear Country, especially in support of the Re-branding Nigeria project. Many drug manufacturing companies spent over N10 million for the Re-branding Nigeria materials because they desperately wanted me to succeed. Therefore, it is you and only you that I can now run to for support. Please, I plead with each and everyone of you to sow a seed to my political career, you will never regret it. In the words of President Jonathan, I will never let you down. Yes, I will be in the senate by the grace of God for my constituency and for the nation but you can be sure that I will also be there for you.

PROF. DORA NKEM AKUNYILI, OFR
HON. MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS, ABUJA, DECEMBER 15, 2010

http://www.saharareporters.com/news-page/dora-akunyili-quits-jonathan-cabinet-join-politics

What does she mean by the words in quote? She is begging for financial support? And what does she mean by she will be there for them?
My goodness, if this letter is truly from Dora, I have no respect for her again!
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by Nobody: 4:39pm On Dec 15, 2010
She is always shooting herself in the foot with her loud mouth.

She talks mainly to curry favours from the powers that be.
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by chosen04(f): 4:47pm On Dec 15, 2010
Where got my attention is--        

''I have, therefore, decided to join my Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, who is doing a great job in continuing to build Anambra State as an APGA Senator. In this regard, I intend to pick the nomination form today to run for the office of Senator Representing Anambra Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly''.

So Obi is doing a great Job when students of the state owned university have being at home for the past 5 months?     *****If that is what doing a great Job entails, i weep for this great opportunist, she has lost it seriously*******
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by Pukkah: 4:51pm On Dec 15, 2010
Senate. National Assembly. 25% of national budget. Lamido Sanusi. Jumbo pay. Akunyili. Senatorial ambition. 25% of national budget.
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by mustafar1: 4:54pm On Dec 15, 2010
hahaha! i want her to succeed but this woman should be a standup comic. those that are behind her like a hunch back, i hope u would be consistent and av the same opinion when she floats back to PDP once she is in the senate.

PS: im expecting her in-law (soludo) to declare support for her opponent soon
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by Kobojunkie: 4:54pm On Dec 15, 2010
Missy85:

Lol, just when you think you've seen the weirdest things in Nigeria, gbam! a Nigeria politician hits u with the most laughable emotional claptrap of a resignation letter ever!

Oh! ah!! eyah! pls! y'all my brothers & we ' formed a family'

Ah! oh, Mr President! thank you! thank you!  for calling me your sister!! & pls, pls, never, ever! stop doing so cos I cant cope otherwise. Pls! in the name of God, continue to like me!!!

Erm! ah! remember! drug companies spent 10 mil on my  rebranding project. Ah! Ori mi o!

ye! oh no!! pls! I need to say all this! so you dont deny me the chairmanship of a juicy senate committee for joining an opposing party!!!

Ah! Oh! my head! my toe! ye! my body,,,! 

PURRRGH!!! Only a nigerian woman would write a letter like this. Our abilty as women to belittle ourselves & emotionally blackmail knows no bounds, but even then, this letter is the most ludicrous, laughable & embarrasing resignation letter.




[size=13pt]ROFLMAO!!!![/size]
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by Boboribo: 5:02pm On Dec 15, 2010
Seriously this woman never ceases to amaze me. When MEN cannot look GEJ straight in the face and say I am leaving PDP, this woman does it. GEJ must now know that not all the Governors are with him. This woman has got b.a.l.l.s.
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by mustafar1: 5:03pm On Dec 15, 2010
Missy85:

Lol, just when you think you've seen the weirdest things in Nigeria, gbam! a Nigeria politician hits u with the most laughable emotional claptrap of a resignation letter ever!

Oh! ah!! eyah! pls! y'all my brothers & we ' formed a family'

Ah! oh, Mr President! thank you! thank you!  for calling me your sister!! & pls, pls, never, ever! stop doing so cos I cant cope otherwise. Pls! in the name of God, continue to like me!!!

Erm! ah! remember! drug companies spent 10 mil on my  rebranding project. Ah! Ori mi o!

ye! oh no!! pls! I need to say all this! so you dont deny me the chairmanship of a juicy senate committee for joining an opposing party!!!

Ah! Oh! my head! my toe! ye! my body,,,!  

PURRRGH!!! Only a nigerian woman would write a letter like this. Our abilty as women to belittle ourselves & emotionally blackmail knows no bounds, but even then, this letter is the most ludicrous, laughable & embarrasing resignation letter.



I LAUGH IN LASGIDI ENGLISH  grin
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by Donmeca(m): 5:09pm On Dec 15, 2010
However, having reflected over the years about events in Nigeria and in particular my state, Anambra, I have come to the conclusion that it is indeed a defining moment in my life when I should make the sacrifice of leaving a comfortable place to go to a difficult terrain in order to build a better place for our children. I have, therefore, decided to join my Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, who is doing a great job in continuing to build Anambra State as an APGA Senator. In this regard, I intend to pick the nomination form today to run for the office of Senator Representing Anambra Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

Wait oo. . .she didn't just quit d cabinet but also the party! Obi must have promised her the ticket on a platter. PDP has lost another member. . .the subject of this thread shud av read "Dora Dumps PDP for APGA"
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by dapxin: 5:09pm On Dec 15, 2010
^ Missy85,

wow! you manage to get me on here,

welldone. lmao smiley
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by Donmeca(m): 5:12pm On Dec 15, 2010
However, having reflected over the years about events in Nigeria and in particular my state, Anambra, I have come to the conclusion that it is indeed a defining moment in my life when I should make the sacrifice of leaving a comfortable place to go to a difficult terrain in order to build a better place for our children. I have, therefore, decided to join my Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, who is doing a great job in continuing to build Anambra State as an APGA Senator. In this regard, I intend to pick the nomination form today to run for the office of Senator Representing Anambra Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

Wait oo. . .she didn't just quit d cabinet but also the party! I was thinking she believed in fighting and getting results, she shud av gone home to rally support for PDP and Jonathan. Chei! Obi must have promised her the ticket on a platter. PDP has lost another member. . .the subject of this thread shud av read "Dora Dumps PDP for APGA"
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by saintchux(m): 5:13pm On Dec 15, 2010
She can not get PDP ticket, with the likes of soludo, andy uba & co still in Anambra PDP. APGA is the only place left for her.
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by sizzlers(m): 5:16pm On Dec 15, 2010
texazzpete:

Do you really believe what you posted? This takes the crown for the greatest hyperbole ever heard in Nigeria  grin

Thank you! As i read her letter, i all but cringed! I only hope she had intended this letter only for the ears and eyes of the members of the FEC and not for the general public.

And if this letter is the actual one she read, why the hell is she referring to the members of the FEC as her 'immediate constituency'? Shouldn't that be the good people of Anambra State?

HOW CAN PEOPLE USE UR BRAIN LIKE THAT., HOW CAN SUCH WOMAN WRITE SUCH A LETTER, THE LETTER IS FAKE AND FRAMED
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by kehneah: 5:19pm On Dec 15, 2010
and yet again, she surprises me.what does this woman really want??
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by JahMan1: 5:20pm On Dec 15, 2010
Why all the attacks?
Nawa oo!
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by Kobojunkie: 5:23pm On Dec 15, 2010
sizzlers:

HOW CAN PEOPLE USE your BRAIN LIKE THAT., HOW CAN SUCH WOMAN WRITE SUCH A LETTER, THE LETTER IS FAKE AND FRAMED
Go back and try to read the letter/memo she read to the nation back in January/February of this year and you will be seriously entertained by that one as well. lol
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by Nobody: 5:24pm On Dec 15, 2010
Missy85:

Lol, just when you think you've seen the weirdest things in Nigeria, gbam! a Nigeria politician hits u with the most laughable emotional claptrap of a resignation letter ever!

Oh! ah!! eyah! pls! y'all my brothers & we ' formed a family'

Ah! oh, Mr President! thank you! thank you!  for calling me your sister!! & pls, pls, never, ever! stop doing so cos I cant cope otherwise. Pls! in the name of God, continue to like me!!!

Erm! ah! remember! drug companies spent 10 mil on my  rebranding project. Ah! Ori mi o!

ye! oh no!! pls! I need to say all this! so you dont deny me the chairmanship of a juicy senate committee for joining an opposing party!!!

Ah! Oh! my head! my toe! ye! my body,,,! 

PURRRGH!!! Only a nigerian woman would write a letter like this. Our abilty as women to belittle ourselves & emotionally blackmail knows no bounds
, but even then, this letter is the most ludicrous, laughable & embarrasing resignation letter.



LOOOOOOOOL! This has to go down as one of the funniest posts I've read on this NL section all year.
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by Donmeca(m): 5:30pm On Dec 15, 2010
she is even begging PDP members for money to buy APGA nomination form!

Kobojunkie:

Go back and try to read the letter/memo she read to the nation back in January/February of this year and you will be seriously entertained by that one as well. lol

Speechwriting/ making has got to be a great job here. . .wish I cud get a copy of dat now.
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by vorosmartm(m): 5:32pm On Dec 15, 2010
Missy85:

Lol, just when you think you've seen the weirdest things in Nigeria, gbam! a Nigeria politician hits u with the most laughable emotional claptrap of a resignation letter ever!

Oh! ah!! eyah! pls! y'all my brothers & we ' formed a family'

Ah! oh, Mr President! thank you! thank you!  for calling me your sister!! & pls, pls, never, ever! stop doing so cos I cant cope otherwise. Pls! in the name of God, continue to like me!!!

Erm! ah! remember! drug companies spent 10 mil on my  rebranding project. Ah! Ori mi o!

ye! oh no!! pls! I need to say all this! so you dont deny me the chairmanship of a juicy senate committee for joining an opposing party!!!

Ah! Oh! my head! my toe! ye! my body,,,! 

PURRRGH!!! Only a nigerian woman would write a letter like this. Our abilty as women to belittle ourselves & emotionally blackmail knows no bounds, but even then, this letter is the most ludicrous, laughable & embarrasing resignation letter.


I cant believe this is coming from a girl, radical dude, sweeeeeeeet
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by ibmaleeq(m): 5:33pm On Dec 15, 2010
With ha choice of APGA, its safe to say that at least Anambra remains in the opposition come 2011, she knows dere is nuttn 4 PDP in Anambra thus her choice of APGA, i love dis outcome really, it shows our democracy is evolving, albeit slowly, imagine a scenario where a serving Minister addresses Obasanjo n tells him of his resignation and worse still of his dumping of PDP to another party, for 1 thing deres more freedom now in the polity for people to willfully express demselves,

PDP on the Brink,
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by sesco2006(m): 5:34pm On Dec 15, 2010
If Madam really believes that Obi is doing a good job in Anambra, despite all we see happening in that state, then her joining him means doom 4 such constituency and the state at large. Okonjo understood that an over-stayed saint in Nigerian politics drifts slowly away to negativism but Madam doesn't. I hope she re-traces her steps.
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by VERYANGRY(m): 5:35pm On Dec 15, 2010
ehe, i be Dora the explorer,now im dumpin my former family PDP for the road is too narrow,i ve decided to find myself a new love down here  in the east in the house of  OBI, the man who walketh and see  in the dark,,APGA here i come, bleep pdp
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by sizzlers(m): 5:36pm On Dec 15, 2010
Kobojunkie:

Go back and try to read the letter/memo she read to the nation back in January/February of this year and you will be seriously entertained by that one as well. lol

Erm! ah! remember! drug companies spent 10 mil on my  rebranding project. Ah! Ori mi o!  I DONT TRHINK SHE CAN SPEAK YORUBA, that Yoruba Line Spoils Everything., i think the letter is framed by YORUBAS
Re: Saharareporters: Dora Akunyili's Resignation Letter by texazzpete(m): 5:39pm On Dec 15, 2010
Boboribo:

Seriously this woman never ceases to amaze me.  When MEN cannot look GEJ straight in the face and say I am leaving PDP, this woman does it.  GEJ must now know that not all the Governors are with him.  This woman has got b.a.l.l.s.

You've been really drinking the Akunyili kool-Aid, haven't you?

While you're at it, why not also praise Akunyili for stopping global warming  grin

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