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PDP Calls On Nigerians To Unite Against Terrorism

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Olisa-MetuhThe ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) party has charged Nigerians to jettison parochial interests and join forces with government by exposing terrorist elements.

In a statement issued Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the party noted that ordinary people have been the victims of insurgency in the country.

The PDP, therefore, urged Nigerians to realise that ordinary citizens have generally become targets of bomb attacks irrespective of religious and ethnic differences, and as such, must rise up in unity and partner government in the fight against terrorism.

The statement said: “Nigerians must realise that it is no longer about the President or the government. Neither is it about government officials. All Nigerians are under attack. Ordinary people and regular citizens have remained general targets of these enemies of our country.

“Hundreds of innocent Nigerians, Muslims and Christians alike, have had their lives brutally ended by the wicked acts of these terrorists.

“Our people, businessmen and women, professionals, including security men, doctors and nurses, lawyers, artisans, market women, civil servants, farmers, school children, clerics, artistes, old men and women and breadwinners pursuing legitimate endeavours, have been brutalised and slaughtered.

“Those behind these devilish acts seek mainly to intimidate, cow, frighten and destroy us, thereby imposing a regime of terror, anarchy and chaos. They seek to decimate us as a people, destroy our common heritage and bring our nation to its knees, but they will surely fail.

“They cannot intimidate us. We shall not be cowed. We refuse to be frightened and we will not be destroyed. Let them know that our common resolve to live as one people under God remains irrevocable”.

The ruling party also admonished Nigerians to unite as one people against insurgency, saying that they must come together and present a common front against terrorism, irrespective of differences in religious and political affiliations.

“We must refuse to be slaughtered by our enemies. We must show bravery, go beyond shedding tears at each carnage and forcefully support our government and our security men and women by exposing terrorist elements and their backers among us. That is the only way to put the enemy under check and ensure that the blood of the slain was not shed in vain”.

Reiterating its commitment to the Nigerian project and its firm belief in the Nigerian spirit, PDP urged citizens not to despair, adding that a brighter future awaits the nation in no distant time.

“As a party entrusted with the sacred mandate of leadership, the PDP will never compromise or jettison its belief and commitment to the national interest. We remain steadfast in our belief in Nigerians and the Nigerian project.

“We reiterate that working together, our nation will come out of these challenges a stronger, more united and more peaceful nation where all will live in peace and unity irrespective of ethnic, religious and political differences”, the statement said.

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  1. shei

    May 3, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Mr president first expose and bring to book the sponsors of boko haram revealed to you by security forces and prominent figures before asking nigerians to unite against terrorism..first bring your house to order before asking someone else to bring his home to order…mr president stop shielding individuals that sponsor terrorism because that makes u an accomplice to whatever crime they commit and judgement that awaits them..

  2. friday

    May 3, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Wow a lot of occurrence

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has named the newly built Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This was made known in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.

Sanwo-Olu also named the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA after the late Senator of Lagos East Senatorial District, Adebayo Osinowo.

He stated that the recent #EndSARS protests brought out the need for the government to double their efforts and prioritize youth development and empowerment.

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The governor however warned youths against the destruction of the government’s assets built with public funds.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the decision of the council leadership in Agboyi-Ketu to name the edifice after Osinowo testified to the contributions he made to the development of the council.

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

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Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, for joining the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Matawalle who is a governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attributed Mr Umahi’s decamping to “bad blood in the present Peoples Democratic Party.”

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Governor Matawalle made this comment in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, on Friday.

He expressed that he would rather commend Umahi for “his bold decision rather than condemn him because everyone feels welcome only in a house where he feels comfortable.”

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You Are A Worthy Successor, Aregbesola Tells Oyetola

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Rauf Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a worthy successor.

In a congratulatory statement in Osogbo on Friday to mark Oyetola’s second anniversary, the Minister said the Osun governor has weathered the storm of governance effectively.

Aregbesola wrote: “I write to congratulate you on the second anniversary of your administration.

“I look back with pride and nostalgia the hard-fought battle of your election and the continuation of progressive administration in the State of Osun.

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“There have been challenges along the line – the inclement national financial weather, the COVID-19 pandemic and others not so significant. But you have weathered the storm admirably and steadied the ship of state.

“The challenges will no doubt present a new format as you step into the third year. These are heightened political participation, pressure to deliver more dividends of democracy and increased demands from the political system. I have no doubt that you will cope nicely.

“Please continue to make the welfare of the people your biggest concern. They are the reason for the state. Without them there will be no government or any political office to occupy.

“Once again, congratulations, as I wish you a resounding success in office and every aspect of life.

“My kind regards to the good wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola and the entire cabinet of the State of Osun.”

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