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APC Membership Drive: Buhari, Tinubu, Others Visit Lamido

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gov-sule-lamidoThe leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have urged Gov. Sule Lamido of Jigawa to join the party for the progress of the country.

Speaking during a courtesy visit on Lamido in Dutse on Thursday, the interim APC Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, said that the party was on a rescue mission to save the country.

Akande said that APC was on a “recruitment drive” to woo Lamido to join the party.

“Our visit to Jigawa is about the future of this country and APC, as a party, is a fertile one that has place for Gov. Lamido.

“I am impressed by the governor’s developmental strides in the last six years, he is supposed to be among the progressive governors,” he said.

In his remarks, former Gov. Bola Tinubu of Lagos State described Lamido as “a reliable, resolute and courageous leader” who would bring good fortune to the party.

Also speaking, Gov. Raji Fashola of Lagos State said that Lamido “is a fearless leader” who the progressive governors would like to have in their midst.

In his response, Lamido said: “This visit is what I call family reunion. All those in the defunct SDP are here. We have been friends and partners. This single visit, more than anything else, shows that we can work together to save Nigeria.

“For General Muhammad Buhari to come here to woo me to APC shows that our leaders are concerned about Nigeria. The PDP is very very sick. It is time to put aside politics and nomenclature and unite around the common problem of the country.” He described the coming of the APC to Jigawa as the beginning of a long process that will test the will and political sagacity of everyone.

“We must work as leaders and put the country first. By the time we come together you must listen to us because of our experience. We will add value to you. The journey is difficult. I am still in PDP with my eyes wide open. When I see like minds I will work with them.”

The APC chieftains, who visited Lamido in Dutse, the Jigawa capital include former Head of State, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, former EFCC Chairman, Malam Nuhu Ribadu and Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti.

Others are a former Speaker of House of Representatives, Alhaji Bello Masari, and former Gov. Alli Modu Sherif of Borno, among others.

-Daily Trust

 

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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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