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NEC Meeting: Mild Drama As Oshiomhole Refers To Jang As ‘PDP Faction Chairman’

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NATIONAL-COUNCIL-MEETING-1A-620x330Despite their recent public spat and purported animosity towards each other, the governors of Rivers and Plateau States respectively, Rotimi Amaechi and Jonah Jang, were sat next to each together at Thursday’s National Economic Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja.

Contrary to the previous arrangement, the Chairman of the NGF is always positioned close to the Chairman of the NEC meeting, Vice- President Namadi Sambo, but this time, the governors were made to sit alphabetically according to their states.

The meeting proved even more unpredictable as Amaechi and Jang who are engaged in a leadership tussle of the NGF, have never sat down together at the same table since the disputed May 24th election until today.

Amaechi, who arrived the meeting venue before Jang and on getting to his seat declared: “So we are sitting together, authentic and the fake chairman.”

Following the entry of Jang some few minutes later, the two governors greeted and shook hands.

However, a mild drama ensued when Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, arrived the venue and jokingly said in full glare of reporters’ cameras while pointing at Amaechi that, “This is my chairman,” and to Jang, he said, “This is PDP faction chairman.”

Also, Niger State governor, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, who noticed the new sitting arrangement said: “This is nice o. Somebody is trying to be diplomatic here.”

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  1. Ayinmode phaith.

    June 27, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Dis jonah jang self…old age na bad tin oo.na by force??

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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.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“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.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

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

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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.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

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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