Wife of Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark, Dr. Abisola Sodipo-Clark, is set to throw her hat in the ring for the Ogun Central Senatorial District seat on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This was contained in a statement signed by Ogun State PDP publicity secretary, Waliu Oladipupo.
According to Oladipupo, Mrs. Sodipo-Clark, who hails from Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun, was in the state capital yesterday to consult with PDP chieftains and members ahead of the 2015 general elections.
The statement indicated that Sodipo-Clark, who was at the PDP secretariat, was received by party members led by the state chairman, Chief Adebayo Dayo; secretary, Alhaji Semiu Sodipo; former deputy governor of Ogun State, Alhaji Rafiu Ogunleye; and party chieftain, Alhaji Agboola Alausa, among others.
Justifying her political ambition, Sodipo-Clark, whose two children were shot dead in a car owned by Dr. Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello in 2003, told newsmen that she is eminently qualified for any political position adding that she was in Ward 2 Ikija, to renew her membership card of the PDP and consult with party members.
“I’m not going to say no and I’m not going to say yes. What I’m here for is to consult. I’m somebody that believes in wide consultation and I believe that if somebody is going to take a step in a democracy, you need to consult with your leaders, with your elders and with other women, so that when we join hands together, things can be built up properly”, she stated when asked to confirm if she’s vying for a seat in the senate.
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP
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.
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.
PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria
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.
“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.
#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari
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.
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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