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There is every sign of chronic paucity of leadership, with pretence, hypocrisy and double-speak, insincerity, myopia, mediocrity and greed pervading virtually all political space. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy; Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba in accusing his Orange Democratic Movement party of lacking internal democracy. He has described the party as a reckless and selfish. “They have been with us for over a month, and we have not been able to get the girls out. So you really see that the help has not yet resulted [in] something positive. I wouldn’t say they have helped or they have not helped. Basically they are there to help with intelligence gathering and so on; ” President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria Jonathan responding to questions on whether the US has been of any help in rescuing the abducted girls. Jonathan, who faces re-election in 2015, disclosed that he has authorised third parties to try to secure the girls’ safe release. “No reasonable person can imagine the EU without the UK. I cannot imagine it myself. I have talked with British Premier David Cameron. He put forward many proposals for reforms and I am sure with reasonable framework, we can reach an agreement; ” Donald Tusk, prime minister of Poland, promising to address UK concerns over his election as president of the European Council. Free movement of EU citizens across border is one such concern.