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Amaechi, Nyako, Other Defectors Won’t Return To PDP, APC Tells Jonathan

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Jonathan-G5-governorsThe All Progressives Congress has asked President Goodluck Jonathan and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party not to expect back in their fold members, who defected from the PDP to the APC.

The party said this in response to an ultimatum given by the president to members of the ruling party, who defected to the opposition party to return or lose their seniority privileges.

Jonathan at a sensitization/grand rally organized by the Imo PDP in Owerri on Saturday told the defectors, “We have opened the door for a few days. You join us these few days, the position you occupy is the position any other person will occupy. No discrimination.

“But if you don’t come and come later, you will queue behind your ward assistant chairman”, he added.

In response, the APC, through its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed described the president’s comments as an embarrassing joke.

“I read the President’s statement where he said if they don’t come back, they will lose all the privileges they used to enjoy. Forgetting the fact that in these states, the governors have not only come over to the APC, they came with the entire members of their Houses of Assembly and the National Assembly.

“Does he not understand that these people have crossed the bridge of no return? What will happen if in a few days time they don’t return? Why does the President want to ridicule himself? Supposing after one or two weeks they don’t return what is going to happen? He will have diminished his value”.

Speaking in the same vein, one of the defectors, Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State said it was too late in the day to ask him or any of his colleagues to return to the ruling PDP.

Nyako, who made this known through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Ahmad Sajoh, said, “We have left the PDP and there is no going back. It is not an issue of giving people ultimatums; we cannot be part of the PDP as it is presently constituted. We are comfortable where we are”.

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  1. wazobia

    February 24, 2014 at 9:40 am

    PDP they know say their going to pack from asorock by 2015.

  2. Happy

    February 24, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Are they sure? Let them Tink twice!

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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

Femi Adesina

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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