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2015: Shelve Your Presidential Ambition In The Interest Of Igbo Nation, Ohanaeze Begs Kalu

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orji uzor kaluPresident-General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Gary Enwo-Igariwey has pleaded with former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, to forego his 2015 Presidential ambition in the overall interest of the Igbo nation.

Enwo-Igariwey made the plea Monday when he paid a courtesy visit to the former governor in his Abuja residence.

The leader of the apex pan-Igbo socio-cultural group said the plea became necessary in view of the need for the Igbo-speaking people of Nigeria to speak with one voice on important national issues.

He explained that he had been holding talks with Kalu over the issue for about six months after the latter approached him to seek his blessings to contest in the forthcoming general elections.

Enwo-Igariwey said, “We no longer want a situation where we speak from different points; that our agenda should be the same. That is why we came here to discuss with him about the Presidential ambition he mentioned to me before.

“I have talked with him; we’ve shared our views and appealed to him to shelve it (presidential bid) in the interest of the Igbo nation; to appeal to him to join hands with us to make sure our statements are with one voice.

“That as a people, we would like a great son like him also should join in this discussion, and appeal to him to shelve that ambition, until such a time we take a decision on the issue in Igbo land”.

According to Enwo-Igariwey, the former governor has assured the Ohanaeze Ndigbo that he is willing to join his kinsmen in taking decisions in the best interest of Ndigbo and the country.

Kalu, in his response said, “If the apex organisation in Igbo land says we don’t want any of our sons to contest for election this time, we will hold on and work with them  and see what they will do.

“I will never be a scapegoat that will sacrifice my tribe; whatever my tribe says is superior to what I will think. I believe that they have their reason, their reason may be superior to what I think they may have”.

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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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