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APC: Forced Conversion Of Chibok Girls To Islam “Totally Unacceptable And Downright Unconstitutional”

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APCContinuing in its tradition of speaking out against the activities of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, the main opposition party, All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday faulted the purported conversion to Islam of the Christians among the over 200 schoolgirls abducted by the sect exactly a month ago in Chibok, Borno State.

APC described the development as “totally unacceptable and downright unconstitutional”.

In a statement yesterday in Abuja, after an emergency meeting on the Boko Haram menace, the opposition party also described as “utterly barbaric”, the action of the girls’ abductors in forcing them to make statements against their convictions.

It reminded the insurgents that Nigeria is a multi-religious state where the constitution recognizes the rights of citizens to practice any religion of their choice, hence “it is patently wrong and unconscionable to force any citizen to convert from one religion to another”.

APC added: “This whole abduction saga has hit at the very soul of our nation. But just when we felt we had all witnessed the worst atrocity by the primitive and brutal group called Boko Haram, we are confronted with a totally repulsive scene of teenage girls, literally with guns to their heads, being forced to say they have converted to Islam.

“This is appalling, distasteful and unacceptable under any circumstance and we condemn it with all the strength we can muster”.

The party also urged the government to critically examine the latest video by the sect’s leader, Abubakar Shekau to see what other measures could be added to the ongoing international efforts to find and rescue the girls.

“We have consistently said some form of negotiation cannot and should not be ruled out to pry our nation from the grip of these terrorists and ensure the safety and security of our citizens.

“In this regard, we consider as prudent the government’s reaction that ‘all options are on the table’ to safely reunite our girls with their families”, APC said.

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  1. chisco

    May 14, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Apc or wat do call thereself most be very stupid, are they there with the abducted girls or they are even the sponsorer of this so called Boko Haram.

  2. ayodele

    May 14, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Do savages have constitution? How can APC expect constitutionality from Boko Haram who are arrant fools?

  3. victor

    May 15, 2014 at 7:14 am

    APC just like to talk, how can people who are lawless follow the constitution. . Importbizguru.com

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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

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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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