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Anioma People Of Delta Back Jonathan’s 2015 Ambition

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PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (L), BEING DECORATED WITH ANIOMA REGALIA BY ASAGBA OF ASABA, PROF. CHIKE EDOZIE, DURING THE VISIT OF ANIOMA TRADITIONAL RULERS AND ELDERS TO THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA, ON MONDAY

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (L), BEING DECORATED WITH ANIOMA REGALIA BY ASAGBA OF ASABA, PROF. CHIKE EDOZIE, DURING THE VISIT OF ANIOMA TRADITIONAL RULERS AND ELDERS TO THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA, ON MONDAY

Leaders of Anioma in Delta said on Monday that their people would support President Goodluck Jonathan, if he seek for a second term in office in 2015.

The leaders under the aegis of Anioma People’s Congress said this in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting with Jonathan at the Presidential villa, Abuja.

Chief Benjamin Elue, who spoke on behalf of the delegation, said that considering the antecedents of Jonathan, “he is eligible to rule the country again”.

“We are here to pledge our support for Mr. President and his government, and to highlight some of the key needs of the area in terms of development and politics and governance.

“We are looking at his antecedents and pedigree since 1999 till today that he is the president.

“We are thinking that as we approach 2015, the area of Anioma, and indeed, all Deltans are behind him to run for a second term because he merits it and that is what we are asking for.

“That is why we are here apart from other requests that are key and germane to our lives.

“We want to give him our unflinching support for 2015, and we are there as always, for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).” he said.

On the 2015 governorship elections in the state, Elue said: “it is now the turn of Anioma people of Delta North to produce the next governor of the state since the people of Delta North and South had already produced governors for the state”.

“Now it is the turn of Delta North, which is Anioma and we are thinking that when we present a suitable candidate for the governorship of Delta, if states are not created before that time, then it will be our slot to present the governor.

“We will present a credible and acceptable candidate for Delta.

“This is in line with the rules of equity, justice and fair play, and the principle of rotation,” he said.

A women leader, Dr Ngozi Olejeme, said Anioma people would ensure that it produced a credible and acceptable governorship candidate for the benefit of the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the delegation was led by the Asagba of Asaba, Prof. Chike Edozien.

The others are: Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, Ndudi Elumelu, Victor Nwokolo, Mercy Almona-Isei, Chief Sonny Odogwu, Chief Ben Elue, Chief Peter Okocha, and traditional rulers from the Delta North Senatorial District. (NAN)

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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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