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Northern Delegates Make U-Turn, Reject Creation Of Additional State For South-East

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ConfabNorthern delegates to the ongoing National Conference have opposed the creation of additional state in the South-East zone of the country.

Recall that the Conference, on Thursday, adopted the recommendation of its Committee on Political Restructuring and Forms of Government for the creation of 18 additional states across the country as a way of meeting the yearnings and aspirations of the people.

During debate on the recommendation for the creation of an additional state for the south-east zone to put it at par with other zones of the country, delegates unanimously voted in support.

However, in what looks like an afterthought, delegates from the North have rejected it, saying, “There was no sense in creating a state without population and land mass among factors being put for recognition”.

According to the spokesman of the group, Mr Anthony Sani, “the Northern Delegates Forum is not opposed to the creation of additional states provided they meet the requirements set up by the creating authority”.

“What is disagreeable to Northern Forum is the demand by south-east that a state be given without meeting set criteria, but on equality without equity.

“We believe states as federating units, apart from allaying the fear of minority and giving them a say in the management of the Nigerian project, are not strong enough to undermine the centre. Hence, states as federating units, if properly managed, can further the cause of a strong and united Nigeria.

“And since they are created for human beings and land mass has something to do with their development, we see no wisdom in excluding population and land mass among the factors to be considered in the creation exercise.

“In a diverse society like Nigeria, there must be standard ways of governing the country and not to pander to agitations which would always be there anyway”, he said.

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  1. Jo

    July 6, 2014 at 10:18 am

    I never see foolish and confuse people like northerners,i can’t question God but scientifically God was wronged by classifying them among humans.people talked of state police,they agreed but later opposed and they are the one suffering now.shame on them.

  2. Sylva

    July 6, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Clowns who delude themselves thinking that they are relevant in everything.Greedy sychophants.

  3. wazobia

    July 6, 2014 at 11:33 am

    power with out control is nothing the creations of state at south easth no get meaning because all we need is let FG fix naija in order.no kid napping, no boombing, no militancy.no OPC.

  4. frank

    July 6, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    D NORTH AND HAUSAS AR COMFUSED AND EMBITTERED COS OF LOSS OF POWER. ALL D AR CHASING NOW IS SHADOW. WHY AR THEY ALWAYS AGAINST EVERY GOOD PROPOSAL. THEY AR AGAINST; CENSUS WITH TRIBE, RELIGION AND STATE OF ORIGIN WHY? STATE POLICE THEY SAY NO Y? REGINAL AUTONOMY THEY SAY NO. Y? CONFEDERATION NO, CREATION OF STATE NO. LETS DIVIDE NIGERIA NO. ROTATION OF PRESIDENCY NO. RESOURCE CONTROL NO. WHY? PLS D NORTH PLS. PLS SEPRATE BY URSELF AND B ON UR OWN PLS AND PLS. JUST LIBERATE URSELF FROM US.

  5. mac

    July 6, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    If Northerners lacks skillfu ideas govt would hv decline dem active to d confab exercise to stop their foolishness, dey shud go nd drink KUNU. We are vry praise wit sound result proposed 4 gud governance.

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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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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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