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Despite Court Case On Acronym, APC’ll Be Registered Once Conditions Are Met – INEC

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APCINECHopes that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will register the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a political party were raised yesterday with the electoral umpire signaling its intent to grant registration to the party once all the required conditions are fulfilled.

This is despite a pending suit at a Federal High Court, Abuja, instituted by another registration-seeking association with similar acronym, the All Peoples Congress, APC.

INEC made its position known in a telephone interview granted Saturday Mirror by Mr. Kayode Idowu, the Chief Press Secretary to the chairman of the commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega.

Responding to fears expressed in some quarters that the commission may deny Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) as well as the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), the three major sponsors of the APC registration based on the controversy surrounding the acronym, Mr. Idowu said “INEC does not work on speculation”.

“The Independent National Electoral Commission conducts its operatons based strictly on its existing guidelines and rules. Every application that meets the prescribed rules and conditions set by the constitution, gets registered and any that does not meet the prescribed rules, does not get registered,” Mr. Idowu explained.

On the need to stay action on the registration of APC as a political party pending the hearing and determination of the suit in court, the spokesman for the INEC chairman said: “There are no exceptions to the rules; once the conditions are met, the applicant gets registered.”

Dismissing the implications of the suit on the interested parties in the event that the All Peoples Congress’ prayers are answered in the affirmative, Mr. Idowu said, “when we get to the bridge, we will cross it.”

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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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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