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Police Affairs Minister, Olubolade Formally Declares Interest In Ekiti Guber Polls

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EKITI-GOODLUCK-WITH-OLUBOLMinister of Police Affairs, Navy Capt Caleb Olubolade (rtd), has formally declared his intention to contest next year’s governorship election in Ekiti State.

Olubolade’s declaration has brought to 25 the number of candidates vying for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for the elections.

The Minister, a former Military Administrator of Bayelsa State, spoke made his intention known on Friday at a press briefing held at his country home in Ipoti-Ekiti, Ijero local government area of the state.

According to Olubolade, 58, he decided to throw his hat in the ring to stabilse the PDP and ensure it was provided with a leadership which could garner the needed respect among people of the state.

He justified his decision to contest on his position as a party leader which makes him the most experienced among the party’s other aspirants.

He stated, “If I cannot do it, who else can do it? I have governed a state as Military Administrator. I have also served both as Minister of State for the FCT and Minister of Special Duties. Now I am the Police Affairs Minister, so who else can do it?”

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  1. adekunle a

    July 12, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    What are the problems with all these old politicians who fills no one else a-part from them,one time military administrator,minster of state,police affairs minister and now wants to go for state gubernatorial. Na only you? Abeg let some else do it. “eyan ki je kile fe”. Allow young once.

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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

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.

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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