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Declare Your Second Term Ambition Now, South-East PDP Youths Urge Jonathan



jonathan_2015Youths under the aegis of Peoples Democratic Party Young Democrats, have called on President Goodluck Jonathan to, without further delay, declare his intention to seek re-election in 2015.

The group’s South-East Zonal Coordinator, Mr. Obi Mbadiwe, who addressed journalists in Enugu, said the call on Jonathan to seek re-election was based on his performance in office.

He said, “Look at the various achievements of President Goodluck Jonathan in such areas as the economy, which is the number one in Africa today in terms of Gross Domestic Product; the massive infrastructural development in the six geo-political zones of the country; the effort to reposition the electricity authority by involving the private sector to drive the effort and ensure adequate and improved efficiency; the introduction of compulsory education for the Almajiris that has given a new face to poverty reduction in the northern part of the country.

“Looking at these giant strides of the President. We the PDP Young Democrats are calling on the President to present himself for re-election, come 2015, to continue with the transformation agenda which has affected all the nooks and crannies of this great country”.

The group promised that it would mobilise youths in the country to support and eventually cast their votes for Jonathan during the Presidential election next year.

It, therefore, called on all the youths in the South-East to turn out en masse on August 7, when the association will be inaugurated in Enugu, to demonstrate their support for Jonathan.

The group further explained that it decided to persuade Jonathan to run in 2015, because he has the ability to take the country to a new heights, in spite of the distractions facing his government.

The group, which described itself as an NGO within the PDP, said it was interested in strengthening democratic norms in the country.


#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari



Gov Yahaya Bello
#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.

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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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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina



Why Buhari has travelled to the UK again - Femi Adesina
#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death



Governor Seyi Makinde confirms the killing of #EndSARS protester, Jimoh Isiaka in Ogbomosho, Oyo state
Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother's Death

Seyi Makinde

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sent a condolence message to Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde over the passing away of his mother.

Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.

The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.

Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:

“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”

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