Nigerian Peoples Democratic Party, Princess Vivian Ndigwe-Anazodo cheering Goodluck Jonathan Nigeria in the presence of guests Kieran Dennison and Bill Tormey of Fine Gael.

Councillor Kieran Dennison attended a Nigerian political meeting at the Park Plaza Hotel, Tyrellstown, Dublin 15 on Sunday night 7th November 2010. It concerned the Presidential Election next April in Nigeria. Most of the crowd were supporting Goodluck Jonathan for re-election as President. There were a number of very important people there.

The main speech was given by Hon Princess Vivian Ndigwe-Anazodo of the Peoples Democratic Party. She is the obvious lady in the photos sitting beside Bill. The opening remarks were made by Chief Giwa Olanrewaju Giwa who is the national co-ordinator. The ambassador Dr Kema Chikwe was at home in Nigeria and missed this shindig. Other speakers were Akilu Sani Ndabawa, Ndidi Ugbegor deputy national co-ordinator, Godwin Apkovie Director of Information. Jude Banye and Yinka Dixon were the masters of ceremony. The co-ordinators are Godson Nwamo, Dr Prosper Obiora, Samson Ajeigbe, Parkinson Onolimumen, Pastor Jesse Oriasotie, Ben Uzoma, Bakare Temitope, Otukoya Suliamon, Kudus Anykudo, Sunny Agu, Sagay Omatseye, Chike Aniekwena, Mr Olatinwo, Jacob Johnson, Ayobami Ogunrinde, Idowu Olatunji, Peter Anny-Nzekwue, Joyce Antonza Ibrahim, caroline olushola, Gbemi Bisi Taiwo, Steve Ross Omisore.

Princess Vivian Ndigwe-Anazodo was chairman of the Abuja Municipal Area Council in April to July 1997.She was also a Minister for State in the Federal Capital Territory.

Councillor Dennison and I were invited by Oltoyin Pamela Akinjobi who is a publisher and writer.She is a director of Women Writers in New Ireland. I told them about my late friend Dr Michael Okpara from Biafra who was a very nice gentleman and a good doctor at St James Hospital in the late 1970s. I also called on those Irish citizens to integrate. Every Irish citizen is equal in this country and we must all participate in this country. It is our country.

Respect and status is important in Nigeria. That was really obvious. Princess Vivian is a formidable lady and well able for the verbal brickbats of politics as she ably demonstrated.