Naafi or Serious current affairs ...you decide !!! Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness To Run For The Office Of President Of Ireland | World News | Sky News McGuinness To Run For Irish Presidency The former IRA leader and current deputy first minister of Northern Ireland will be formally endorsed by his party leadership over the weekend. The announcement is already being billed as the republican movement's most audacious act since IRA prisoner Bobby Sands stood as an MP. Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams said: "The officer board will recommend that the candidate will be Martin McGuinness. "Sinn Fein believes that the office of Uachtaran na hEireann has been made more relevant by Mary Robinson and by President Mary McAleese. "This is a time of great challenge for all the people of Ireland. We need positive but authentic leadership. "It will be a great honour for me to propose Martin McGuinness to contest this election on a broad, republican, citizen-centred platform." Mr Adams added: "I believe that this election will give Martin the platform to continue the work which he has led in the North and in the peace process and to put it on a national footing. "I would appeal, if Martin contests this election, for people to join in this campaign, including people in the North and across the diaspora who are denied a vote at this time. "The campaign will give citizens the opportunity to make a stand for a better Ireland, for a united Ireland." ....next up after the break Bin Laden, not dead, but running for Saudi Kingdom !!!!!!