The Cat and Mouse relationship between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan came to the fore at the weekend when Obasanjo pledged his unalloyed loyalty to the present administration and accused the Nigerian media of blowing their alleged feud out of proportion.
Obasanjo insisted that as a Nigerian and former President, he remains the subject of the incumbent. “The President and I,” he said, “have no quarrel; he is my President; I am his subject. Simple!” He retorted.
Obasanjo said this at a dinner and dance party organised by industrialist, Olusegun Osunkeye, and his wife Abosede, to mark the 80th Birthday anniversaries of Chief Emeka Anyaoku and Dr Christopher Kolade at the Metropolitan Club, Lagos.The former president further accused the media of highlighting perceived negative incidents between him and President Jonathan.
According to him: “Whatever is good is no news; what is adverse is news; so, even when there are no adverse news, you create them. The President and I have no quarrels.”
On the internal crisis rocking the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Obasanjo said the party remains stable and free from any form of challenge, saying the word, “challenge,” did not, in any way, describe the party’s experience. “If you are not putting challenge before the PDP, then, don’t talk of challenge,” he advised.
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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