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2015: PDP National Chairman Calls For Unity Ahead Of Party’s Primaries

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MUAZU-2-620x330The National chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Adamu Mu’azu, has called for unity as the party prepares to conduct free, fair credible primaries ahead of 2015 general elections.

Speaking at the weekly meeting of the national working committee (NWC) of the party in Abuja on Wednesday, Mu’azu said, “We should be united to conduct free, fair and credible primaries, as that would enable the party to win elections”.

The NWC also surprised the PDP chairman by celebrating his 59th birthday and taking turns to shower encomiums on him.

Mu’azu also debunked reports that he intended to gag the press.

In a statement by his senior assistant on ICT, Akin Oyegoke, the PDP national chairman said he was reacting to what he called “yet another misleading article” in one of the online media on June 9, 2014 in which it reported that Mu’azu said “he will not tolerate any negative report from the media when he resumes office”.

But the statement said: “We wish to state that the national chairman of the PDP, during his chat with the press corps covering the PDP, spoke on various issues affecting the party and the nation and gave a roadmap to reposition the party as is visible today in the current positive developments in the PDP”.

He also hailed the contributions of the Nigerian press and denied ever making such a comment against it.

“The chairman clearly understands the constitutional role of the media as it is well spelt out and will always work to protect it, especially knowing the contribution of the press to the emergence of the present democratic institution in Nigeria.

“We therefore wish to urge the media to abide by all ethics and privileges of the press in their reportage, and to continue to remain an unbiased umpire, show transparency, neutrality and above all remember that democracy is the only vehicle to actualize the freedom that we all enjoy today”, the statement said.

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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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