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Ijaw Votes Only Can’t Make Jonathan President – Tinubu Tells Dokubo-Asari, Kuku

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bola_tinubuFormer Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has warned loyalists and aides of President Goodluck Jonathan against taking the unity of Nigeria for granted and heating up the polity by their comments.

The Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, national leader spoke as the guest of honour at the presentation of Lest I Forget: Memoirs of a Nigerian Career Diplomat, written by Amb Oladapo Fafowora.

He also reminded such persons that Jonathan was elected to office of President by the collective votes of different ethnic groups and not by anyone single ethnic group.

Tinubu was speaking on the backdrop of recent comments attributed to the President’s Special Adviser on Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, and Leader, Niger Delta Peoples Volunteers Force, Alhaji Mujaheed Dokubo-Asari, who warned of war if Jonathan is not allowed to complete a second term of four years.

However, the frontline opposition figure who was represented at the event by ACN National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said:

“It is said that evil triumphs when good men do nothing. It is therefore incumbent on all our acknowledged good men to speak out against these ethnic jingoists, or those that the Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka will call lickspittle.”

He added, “To the best of my knowledge, President Goodluck Jonathan was elected by Nigerians of different ethnic groups. And no one single ethnic group, whether minority or majority, can single-handedly elect a President. No ethnic warlord or groveling aide can single-handedly elect a President.

“There is strength in our unity. Let us guard it jealously. Let us work hard to keep our country united. Above all, let us not take our unity for granted.”

Tinubu described Fafowora as a committed patriot, who “left the service not in the best of circumstances”, noting that the book was “a rare enrichment of our essence as Nigerians, with our collective institutional memory”.

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  1. Chudy Uba

    May 11, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    United nigeria no doubt is good but what if. All agree to dis unite? Can sumbody really tell me wot will happen if all agree to allow this nation nigeria to disintegrate? After all USSR did it & many other great were born!

  2. Oma ability1

    May 11, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    You have spoken well. God bless you, God bless Nigeria.

  3. Amzat Afeez

    May 11, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    To speak and to talk are 2 different tinz, d wise speaks and d fool talks.
    Tinubu speaks and Dokubo talks…

  4. Bity

    May 12, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Asari, if ijaw people are warriors or war morgans. Pls, use ur talent or advice ur bros GEJ, to put it in practise by stopping the various attack in the north and the country entirely. Atleast this will earn him some number of votes instead of you acting like Moh’d Ali, in a boxing ring.

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  5. leksiide

    May 12, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Asari Dokubo even if u do not make noise as much as this, it is very clear that GEJ will rule through PDP mamipulative skills again ,u are only threatening ur people not us because we here in the west are always ready for anything ,So go & rest & shut ur trap,Tinubu self wey dey hungry for power should go & wait till 2025

  6. isaac Akoyere

    May 12, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    When the elders speak the wiseones listen. but when the foolish ones speak they receive applauds ftom the foolish ones. Asari and kingsley has never fought a War so there are just toothless bulldogs. Asiwaju is a wiseman and a leader.

  7. Nikky

    May 14, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Tinubu is just an incompetent Yoruba leader. Infact, he lacks what it takes to analyse situations like this, his interest here is clear. He’s a self aggrandised fellow who wants power to be in the hands of people he will benefit from, rather than a credible Nigerian. However, I wish to use this medium to broadly contact the understanding of some parochial Nigerians who may support dirty judgements of this old power seeking man, especially because he’s from their region. you are only inviting enemity, and guess what? The North will only use you to get what they want, cos they know you don’t av words of your own and will always follow wat appears as d bandwagon. Pls! Think 4 yourselves

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

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“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

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He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

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Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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