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PLO Lumumba rebukes AU cabal for preventing Dr. Arikana from contesting as chairperson

Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba has rebuked the leadership cabal of the African Union for preventing Dr. Arikana from contesting as the Chairperson of the AU.

In a short Facebook post, Professor Lumumba stated that “I do not know the modus operandi of the African Union but it is sad that Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat and his acolytes have shut out Dr. Arikana Chihombori from contesting for the Office of Chairperson of AU.”

He further urged “Africans of goodwill” to “rise up and demand real change at the lethargic AU.” The African Union is yet to respond to the alleged controversies surrounding this tightly contested position.

Dr. Arikana is currently, the President of the African Diaspora Development Institute; Apart from this current position which serves the interest of the continent, she once served as an ambassador for the African Union to United States.

The very vocal Pan-Africanst has earned the support of many young Africans for remaining resolute over the years in promoting the Pan-Africn agenda. Do you think the AU should give Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao a chance to head the body?

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