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2015: Our Agitation To Produce Next Rivers Governor Justifiable – Ogoni Ethnic Nationality

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GOV. ROTIMI AMAECHI PRESENTING A SOUVENIR TO PRESIDENT OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF OGONI TRADITIONAL RULERS, KING GODWIN GININWA

GOV. ROTIMI AMAECHI PRESENTING A SOUVENIR TO PRESIDENT OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF OGONI TRADITIONAL RULERS, KING GODWIN GININWA

The Ogoni people of Rivers State have restated their demand to produce the next gov­ernor of the state come 2015.

While commending the leadership qualities and development strides of Governor Chibuike Amae­chi in Ogoniland, they said their demand was justifiable.

Their position was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a one-day Mini Congress of Ogoni Ethnic Nationality, organised at the weekend by the Supreme Council of Ogo­ni Traditional Rulers at Saa­kpenwa, headquarters of Tai Local Government Area of the state.

In the same communi­qué, the Ogonis decried the delay in the implementation of the United Nations Envi­ronment Programme (UNEP) Report on Ogoniland by the Federal Government, almost three years after it was made public.

The communiqué, which was signed by the President of the Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers, King Godwin Gininwa; a delegate to the ongoing Na­tional Conference, Justice Peter Akere; the Gberemene Gokana Kingdom, King Barnabas Bagia; Gbenemene Babbe Kingdom, King Frank Noryaa; the paramount ruler of Ogale Clan in Eleme, Chief Godwin Bebe-Okpabi, representatives of MOSOP, KAGOTE and women, de­manded the immediate implementation of the report.

The communiqué read in part: “The Ogoni people as a distinct and one of the largest ethnic nationalities in Rivers State,  are very peaceful and have contributed tremendous­ly to the growth and devel­opment of Rivers State and Nigeria, through its (Ogoni’s) natural resources and human capital;

“Despite our huge contri­butions to the peace and sus­tenance of Rivers State and Nigeria, we have been delib­erately oppressed, neglected and marginalised socially, politically, economically and otherwise.

“We are deeply troubled by the delay in the implemen­tation of UNEP Report by the Federal Government of Nige­ria, almost three years after it was released, and therefore, passionately demand imme­diate implementation of the report.

“Our agitation to produce the governor in 2015 is justi­fiable; we, therefore, seek the understanding, cooperation and support of other ethnic nationalities in Rivers State, in the spirit of justice and re­ciprocation of Ogoni previous support for others”.

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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

Governor Bello

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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