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Tukur Inaugurates Dikko Disciplinary C’ttee, Says No Plan To Sanction Baraje-Led Splinter Group

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PDP NATIONAL CHAIRMAN,  ALHAJI BAMANGA TUKUR (L), WITH   CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL  DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE, DR UMARU DIKKO,   DURING THE INAUGURATION OF THE COMMITTEE IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (NAN)

PDP NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, ALHAJI BAMANGA TUKUR (L), WITH CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE, DR UMARU DIKKO, DURING THE INAUGURATION OF THE COMMITTEE IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (NAN)

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday in Abuja said it would not sanction the Abubakar Kawu Baraje-led splinter group of the party if it returned to the party’s fold.

Mr Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary of the party, stated this while briefing newsmen.

According to Metuh, the party has not filed any petition against the group in the courts.

Metuh said that no disciplinary measure was being contemplated against the group by the party’s leadership in the spirit of true reconciliation.

According to him, the party’s leadership has been meeting with the group with a view to looking at their grievances and reconciling them with the party.

Metuh said that the party was being considerate because of the contributions the group had made to the party’s development in the past.

On the petition filed against Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers, Metuh explained that it was not the party that took him to court.

Earlier, the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, who inaugurated the seven-man committee that has two former ministers – Umaru Dikko and Ebenezer Babatope as Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively, said the committee members were selected based on their track record and love for discipline.

Tukur, who recalled the attempt by the Muhammadu Buhari military junta to smuggle Dikko in a crate from London to Nigeria, said the attempt was because the military felt Dikko was championing the cause of democracy even outside the shores of the country.

Tukur added that the choice of Dikko as chairman, whose state of health had delayed the inauguration of the committee before now, was informed by his readiness to defend democracy.

“You were chosen for this important committee based on your past record and love for democracy. The members were well selected and they cannot be bought,” he stated.

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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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