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Patience: No Official Of Rivers State Govt Has Paid The First Family Condolence Visit Over My Mum’s Death

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Amaechi-DameThe First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan on Monday appealed that her name should not be used to heat up the nation’s polity.

This is contained in a statement released in Abuja and signed by Mrs Ayo Adesugba, a Director of Information in the presidency.

According to the statement, reports that she snubbed the deputy governor on her arrival in Port Harcourt were false.

”It is important to set the record straight in order to prevent the public from being misled. The First Lady arrived in Rivers State yesterday for a private visit, to make arrangements for the burial of her late mother with members of her extended family.

”It should be clear to all that for quite some time now, the First Lady has refrained from commenting on issues relating to the politics of Rivers State.

”Dame Patience does not want her name to be used to heat up the polity. We therefore urge that the name of the First Lady be left out of the politics in Rivers State,” the statement stated.

The statement also hinted that all might still not be well between the First Lady and Governor Rotimi Amaechi just as it stated that those who deserve respect must learn to give it first.

The statement said, “It should be noted that while several groups and individuals from across the country came to condole the First Lady and Mr. president on the death of her mother, no official of Rivers State government deemed it fit to pay the first family condolence visit, yet they claimed the first lady is a daughter of Rivers State. He who must go to equity must go with clean hands. They should learn to give respect to those who deserve respect so that they too can earn respect.”

The statement added that the president’s wife should be ”free to visit the state of her birth and bears no grudge against anyone as she is an individual who continues to tirelessly advocate for peace and harmony in Nigeria.” (NAN)

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  1. Kabiru Musa From Kano

    August 20, 2013 at 8:49 am

    See diz useless woman again.U think u can fool us or any nigerian populace.U can neva b clear off d crisis in River State.

  2. Stephen B. G.

    August 20, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Dat woman is a witch. Simple!

  3. cutie

    August 20, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Now she z commenting in oda to avoid misleading nigerians! Fightin for peace my ass.just luk @wat z paining her,condolence visit;when Nigerians begged her to do or say sometin abt child marriage,which bothers al mothers,she kept mute.na cz of dead pesin dt hs gone 4 judgemnt dt she decided to bring d press 2geda 4 a speech.

  4. Duru Ethelbert Uchenna

    August 21, 2013 at 4:16 am

    Is good to respect higher authorities, which Governor Rotimi Amaechi has failed to do, but all the same I would want the first lady and Amaechi to settle their differences in no distance time.

    • Emma

      August 21, 2013 at 7:45 am

      @uchenna wich office do we have office of d 1st lady in nigeria.2 hell wit her, she shd kn dat ntin last 4ever.4yrz or 8yrz wil soon come n go

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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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