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Amaechi: I Won’t Be Deterred By Threats To Arrest Me After My Tenure

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FROM LEFT: WIFE OF GOVERNOR OF RIVERS, DAME JUDITH AMAECHI; GOV. CHIBUIKE AMAECHI AND FORMER PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO, AT THE INAUGURATION OF ST. ANDREW  PRIMARY SCHOOL MILE 1 DIOBU, IN PORT HARCOURT

FROM LEFT: WIFE OF GOVERNOR OF RIVERS, DAME JUDITH AMAECHI; GOV. CHIBUIKE AMAECHI AND FORMER PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO, AT THE INAUGURATION OF ST. ANDREW PRIMARY SCHOOL MILE 1 DIOBU, IN PORT HARCOURT

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has dismissed the threat by the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, that he (Amaechi) will be arrested after Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has been declared as president for a second term in 2015.

Speaking during the inauguration and handing over of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP branded buses to the 23 local government areas of the state on Friday, Wike said they had gotten wind of plans by the governor to flee the state once his tenure elapses next year.

But according to him, “Once the Independent National Electoral Commission announces the victory of President Jonathan, we will immediately shut down the Port Harcourt International Airport and all land and sea borders in Rivers State to prevent Governor Amaechi from escaping”.

But Amaechi, who remained defiant, said he would continue to speak against decisions of the Federal Government under President Jonathan as long as such decisions were against the interest of the people of the state.

The governor, who made this known on Saturday through his Chief of Staff Mr Tony Okocha, alleged that Wike was speaking the mind of the president.

He, however, stated his readiness to vote for President Jonathan come 2015 if Soku oil wells that were ceded to Bayelsa State were returned to Rivers.

Amaechi noted that though he was unaware of plans to humiliate him if the president won a second term in office next year, there was no doubt that the minister was speaking Jonathan’s mind.

He said, “I presume Wike is speaking the president’s mind. Nothing will stop me from fighting for the right and interest of the people of Rivers State. The people and residents of Rivers State are my primary constituency and I have sworn on oath to protect their interests”.

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  1. WEAVER

    February 23, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Ride on my golden gov.dem just dey break dem head,no where their mata reach

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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

Muhammadu Buhari

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

PDP

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

Governor Bello

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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