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APC Raises Alarm On Plan By Six-Anti Amaechi Lawmakers To Impeach Governor At Rivers PDP Secretariat

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Ameachi-RiversThe Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the six anti-Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi lawmakers to desist from their plot to hold plenary at the State Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with the aim of impeaching Governor Amaechi.

The APC alleged that the lawmakers whose initial plan to execute the impeachment of Mr. Amaechi failed last week following the sealing off the State House of Assembly complex by the police, raised the alarm that the lawmakers have adopted a plan B – using the State PDP Secretariat to remove the governor on December 17, 2013 (today) and announce the member representing Ogu/Bolo Constituency, Evans Bipi as acting governor.

Explaining that the party will not tolerate the holding of a session by six out of the 32 lawmakers at the state PDP Secretariat, the APC called on the Nigeria Police to close the ruling party’s secretariat to prevent the plan from materializing.

The opposition party, which has now turned the ruling party following Amaechi’s defection to APC, pointed out that the plot was to the governor and use the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to arrest him based on trumped-up charges.

In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant, Media and Public Affairs to the State Chairman of the APC, Chief Chukwuemeka Eze, the party warned that such plan would be null and void, adding that no party secretariat had ever hosted lawmakers’ plenary to impeach a state governor.

The party said, “The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress wishes to warn the six rebel lawmakers in the state not to go ahead with their plan to hold an illegal sitting at the State Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party for the purpose of impeaching Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.

“The resort to sitting at the PDP Secretariat, we understand, is occasioned by the failure of the rebel lawmakers to gain access to the State House of Assembly, to which the police have also denied the majority 28 lawmakers access.

“We have never seen where lawmakers sit in a party secretariat to carry out any business of the House and we wish to say in advance that such an action will be null and void and of no consequence whatsoever.

“We hereby warn Evans Bipi and his co-conspirators to exercise restraint because there is a limit to rebellion. We also wish to call on the police to promptly seal off the Rivers State PDP Secretariat to prevent it from being used to perpetrate this illegality”, Eze stressed.

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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

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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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