Connect with us

News Feed

Defected Governors Won’t Go Back To PDP -Governor Amaechi Insists

Published

on

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state on Thursday insisted that the defected governors of the Peoples Democratic Party would not return to the PDP.

Amaechi-360x2251

Amaechi stated that their reason for defecting to APC was not basically because of the former PDP Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, but as a result of President Goodluck Jonathan’s refusal to address issues of constitutionalism and accountability.

Amaechi however maintained that the only way such issues can be addressed was through Nigerians and not President Jonathan.

Amaechi who spoke on Thursday when Knights and Ladies of St. John International, Port Harcourt Grand Commandery paid him a solidarity visit in Government House said “The reason we broke away from PDP and joined the APC is not basically because of Bamanga Tukur. Bamanga Tukur is not the big issue.  There were issues we raised before the President and he has not addressed them.

“He (President Jonathan) said oh! I have removed Bamanga Tukur, so, you people can come; come to do what? There are other issues; there are issues of constitutionalism.

“There are issues of accountability, we raised them before Mr. President and those issues have not been addressed and we think that the only way to address them is through you Nigerians. The President is not our problem; we are our own problem.”

Governor Amaechi further promised that the APC would restore sanity to the country’s polity and even urged Nigerians to vote out the PDP in the next election.

Amaechi explained that the APC would not be a religious party, even as he condemned those attempting to fan the embers of religious crisis in the country ahead of the 2015 elections.

He maintained that leadership transcended religion and ethnicity, saying, “Don’t let anybody confuse you, they have been going from church to church, telling you it is Christians versus Muslims.  No! The money they are stealing does not have Christian or Muslim emblem.

“So, it is not Christ versus Mohammed.  They are using that to hoodwink you to continue to siphon our resources.  Their wives are building houses all over, hotels all over and we are watching.”

Continue Reading
1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. th

    January 31, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Amaechi even d first day Gej assumed oficce deere are pple dat threatend him sayin dey ll make Nigeria ungovernabl for him, & dey made good dere threat. Some of dose ppl are within dat ur APC, & u knw dem very well. Y are u joinin forces wit evil people to fight ur brother? Hav u been bewitched? Am not sayin u must support jus cos he is frm d south no, but dere ‘s a way u shuld adreSs ur broda wen u feel he has erred. But d way u r goin about issues u seem very heartless, cos I knw u r doin dis to get fame. Could u hav tried dis durin Abacha’s era witout peein in ur pants? Y takin advantage of his calmness? Don’t forget d fourth commandment, & d ‘parents’ dere doesn’t only mean ppl wey born u, it includes dose placed over u in authority. Y not giv him a little respect, so dat dose under u will respect u too.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News Feed

Tinubu finally speaks on Lekki shooting, tells Buhari to find culprits

Published

on

Tinubu finally speaks on Lekki shooting, tells Buhari to find culprits

Former Governor of Lagos state and the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has commented on the Lekki toll gate shooting that left many dead and several others injured.

The Lagos politician who was interviewed via telephone by a Channels TV reporter, Olu Philips, shared his shock over the shooting and also revealed that he is ready to complain to the highest authorities.

Contrary to people’s predictions, Tinubu however denied ordering the shooting and also stated that he can only control his security guard. He again reiterated that he will never be part of any group that uses live ammunition against protesters.

Insisting that he has always been an activist, the APC Chieftain expressed sympathy for the victims of the incident and advised the federal government to “fish out whoever gave the order (for the shooting) and put them on trial”.

He then recalled how he was falsely accused of being behind #EndSARS protests. Tinubu who noted that he doesn’t believe that Buhari ordered the shooting, appealed for calm over the incident. He also denied having a stake in the Lekki toll gate or suffering a loss due to the continous blockage of the area by #EndSARS protesters.

He said,

“It is early hours of the morning, there’s no way I can talk to the authorities or wake them up now. I have tried to reach the NSA, I have tried to reach the head of the army.

“You don’t call the president at this hour, but I strongly condemn the act. There are other means of settling or dispersing protest. Why would they use live bullets? There are rubber bullets.

“I am not even sure yet they are Nigerian army, I am not sure how well the uniforms of the army are controlled. But that is not as critical as the bloodshed that has occurred.

“We have lost our sleep, we have lost our peace of mind, (and) we just have to deal with it.”

Continue Reading

News Feed

Buhari Will Come Up With Solutions In Few Hours -Major General Babagana Monguno

Published

on

Buhari Will Come Up With Solutions In Few Hours -Major General Babagana Monguno

It has been reported that the National Security, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd), on Thursday said the President Muhammadu Buhari, would come up with solutions to the ongoing violence erupting in parts of the country ”in the next few hours”.

Babagana Monguno Says Buhari Is Coming Up With Solutions

According to Punch, May Babagana did not disclose the solutions, he said they would communicate to parties concerned.

Mongunu revealed this in an interview with State House correspondents at the end of a meeting of the National Security presided over the President.

The NSA also did not disclose whether the President will announce the solutions through a national broadcast.

He said,

“The President himself, I have just left his office, is also going to deal with these issues in a specific manner apart from what has just taken place in council.

I believe in the next couple of hours, Mr President will come up with certain solutions that will be agreeable to the entire federation.”

Continue Reading

News Feed

Another Warehouse Loaded With COVID-19 Palliative Allegedly Uncovered In Lagos

Published

on

Another Warehouse Loaded With COVID-19 Palliative Allegedly Uncovered In Lagos

Lagos State residents have again uncovered another warehouse where COVID-19 palliatives are been stored.

The palliatives discovered on Thursday (today), October 22, were meant for residents of Festac-Okota but were secretly stored in the warehouse.

According to reports, at least four people have died at the warehouse due to the hundreds of people that gathered to cart away the food items which include rice, beans, yams, and others.

However, the individual or group of persons who stored up the food items believed to have been provisioned by the government to share for the masses to cushion the effect of COVID-19 are yet to be known as at the time this report is given.

The angry youths and some old-aged citizens in the area gain entrance into the warehouse with force and do away with food items of their choices.

See video below;

Continue Reading

Trending