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APC Govs To Presidency: It’s Dangerous To Politicize National Security Matters

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APC GovsGovernors of the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday maintained that they were duly informed that Thursday’s expanded meeting of the National Security Council, which was scheduled to hold at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, had been called off.

The governors, under the aegis of Progressive Governors Forum, were reacting to insinuations that they boycotted the meeting.

The Forum’s Chairman and Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, made this known in a rejoinder entitled: “It is Dangerous to Politicize National Security Matters”.

He said that contrary to statements from other quarters, the APC governors were informed on Tuesday night by the presidency that the meeting had been postponed.

Okorocha said it is unfortunate that “a meeting as important as that of the meeting of National Security Council at this trying moment is reduced to a partisan status”.

He noted that as at Tuesday night, 14 APC governors were in Abuja and on Wednesday morning, visited victims of the Nyanya bomb blast in Asokoro and National Hospitals where “we announced our intention to set up a trust to support victims of terror”.

He added: “As a matter of fact, after the visit, we stated categorically ‘This is a time that we must all close hands to ensure the safety of lives and property. This is not a time to talk about politics with people’s lives’.

“It is, therefore, shocking and in bad faith that we are being accused of boycotting a meeting we were duly notified that it had been called off.

“We want to reiterate our call to President Goodluck Jonathan to ‘deepen that particular section of our constitution which guarantees safety of lives and property of ordinary citizens. We urge him to show leadership at this moment and do whatever it is within his capacity and capabilities as President to fish out those who are involved in this act.’

“We stand by this position and, hereby, re-affirm our commitment to work with the Federal Government and all Nigerians to resolve our national security challenges”.

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  1. Afolabi Timothy

    April 19, 2014 at 8:47 am

    It is rather unfortunate that,the presidency is not organised,at a trying period of our security I don’t expect the president to limit the meeting only to PDP governors,we are wasting precious lives for God sake,it is high time we go in to this business together,like a popular saying“together we stand,divided we fall”

  2. ernest

    April 19, 2014 at 9:01 am

    APC, am confuse on ur complains O, is dat how other countries play dere politics? I hope dis country wil nt com 2 d end of DEMOCRACY soon? Most of ur governors started frm PDP ad hav stolen enough ad change 2 APC ad tink we dnt kwn dem again. Stop decieving people, instead petronize our news papers wit other information nt people

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

Governor Fayemi

Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.

The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.

Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”

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The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.

Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.

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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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