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2015: PDP Constitution will not be Amended in Favour of Jonathan – Metuh

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President-Goodluck-Jonathan-480x300The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that there was no move to amend its constitution to pave the way for President Goodluck Jonathan and second term governors as the sole aspirants of the party at the 2015 primaries.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Chief Olisah Metuh, stated this at a news conference in Abuja, saying all aspirants of the party would go through the primaries. Metuh commented on the alleged discreet move by the party’s National Executive Committee to amend the constitution to enable the President and second term governors to have the right of first refusal as it is being done in the United States.

He said the PDP’s National Executive Committee does not have the power to amend the constitution: “On constitution amendment, the NEC does not have the power to handle such. It is above the power of the NEC. The constitution provides that there should be primaries and that everybody must go through primaries; you must be able to come to the national convention and I do not know why people are talking about it.

“I am the National Publicity Secretary, nobody in the executive; nobody in the legislature; nobody in the administration of the party has ever mentioned it in my presence. Nobody has ever told me. I have never been informed. Nobody in the administration of the party has said he has heard it… Now, why is it so important for us to talk about amendment of the constitution or no amendment, we have a constitution that must be followed to the letter. As long as this constitution remains, there will be primaries. People will be free to run primaries according to the constitution of our party. That is where we stand. The constitution says that there will be primary. You cannot go against the constitution”

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwor, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

According to reports, Shekwor was abducted on Saturday night at his residence along Dunamis church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia.

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Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Bola Longe said the unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around 11 pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

According to him, security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forest locations to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain.

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