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NIS Recruitment Tragedy Confirmation Of Jonathan Administration’s Cluelessness – PPA

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NIS1.jpgAlmost two weeks after the botched Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment exercise that resulted in the death of at least 19 applicants, the Progressive Peoples Alliance on Wednesday stated that the incident was a confirmation that the government of President Goodluck Jonathan was clueless.

The party, which was making its first pronouncement on the matter since it happened, regretted that despite all the weighty allegations, the Federal Government had retained the Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro when ordinarily, he should have been fired.

The National Chairman of PPA, Mr. Peter Ameh, in a statement in Abuja said the minister could have only acted in such brazen manner because he knew that nothing would come out of it.

He said, “The failed recruitment exercise by NIS and the painful destruction of lives that came along with it is very worrisome. Whether we want to believe it or not, pretending over the current state of affairs in our beloved country is an indication that Nigeria is showing worrisome signs of a failed state.

“Truly speaking, with close to 15 years of civil and democratic governance, Nigeria should have been liberated from such a huge problem of unemployment. Nigeria’s unemployment rate is alarming and from all indications, Jonathan’s government has ran out of ideas on how to combat it.

“How can any responsible organisation or an individual conduct such an interview for job applicants despite the fact that they were with them and yet still failed in making sure that adequate preparation was made?”

According to him, the stampede “that was occasioned by bad leadership under the Peoples Democratic Party government” would have taken more lives at the venue of the recruitment exercise if not for the disciplined nature of the applicants.

Ameh said under the PDP led federal government, the country had experienced the worst cases of corruption such as the pension scam and the $20bn missing Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation money.

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  1. Samuel Onunaka Mbakwe Vngrd intl

    March 27, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    In as much as this issue is a master stroke, The PPA should forget about Politicizing the issue of NIS recruitment stampede and concentrate on more pressing issues like how to pay for her Secretariats and how to attract serious politicians.cluelessness is when u win 2 states in an election with people not trusted and they later switch camp, leaving you out dry. @ least Mr President has been steadfast even with the level of internal betrayal he has faced in recent time. PDP is working.
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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

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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

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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