Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has made his stand known against members of the All Progressives Congress who defected to opposition party.
Punch reports that the state governor said he would not apologise in any way to former members of the APC at the presentation of staff of office to Alhaji Jackson Etokhana as the Oghieavhianwu of Avhianwu.
Oshiomhole who described how traditional rulers need to be at alert so as to identify politicians who do not have the interest of the people at heart, said: “So, those who defect because I do not put money in their pockets, let them continue to defect; no apology. Everybody will be remembered when they write the history of politics in Afemai land.”
“We must use every opportunity to educate our people. This afternoon, your Royal Highnesses, I am not asking you to go and carry party cards. I only ask you and your chiefs to educate our people to distinguish politicians, who will stand only when it is good for their family, not when it is good for the larger community.
He further continued by saying: ”I want it to be said that when I left office, our people started distinguishing thieves from real politicians. Our people must learn to begin to interrogate all manners of political miscreants, who come wanting to cash in on the poverty of our people. I always say that to be poor is not to be crazy. So, we must be clear.
“Those who called for Afemai Agenda believing that when an Afemai man becomes the governor, he will carry state money and share to them. And once they do not get it, they abandon Afemai Agenda and now they have turned only to the agenda of their stomach infrastructure. “You will always be governed by politicians, whether you like it or not, but you must carefully select your politicians on the basis of those who understand that state power is not for the private comfort of those around the state operators.”
However, Oshiomhole promised that neither him nor his administration would interfere with traditional matters as he has great respect for the culture of the land. He further used the opportunity to clear himself saying he would not “sponsor anybody to write a petition against any royal father,” hence, the need for all traditional rulers in the state to be in harmony with his administration.
He assured the newly installed royal father, Alhaji Jackson Etokhana, as well as the entire people of Avhianwu Clan, of government’s continuous support in the provision of infrastructural facilities to the community.
It would be recalled that just recently, the Edo State government, in a bid to keep the people of the state in a healthy state, has set up a committee over the Ebola Virus Disease rampage in the country.
Deploying Soldiers Not The Answer, Buhari Should Address Nigerians – Afe Babalola
Legal luminary and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Afe Babalola, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerians over the violence that has erupted in the country following the #EndSARS protests.
He made the call on Wednesday in reaction to the recent happenings across the country following the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos.
“Protests against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, otherwise known as SARS or FSARS, have spread to all parts of Nigeria and beyond.
“The deployment of soldiers to the streets is not the answer. The imposition of curfews is certainly not the answer,” Babalola said in a statement.
He said that he had before now appealed to President Buhari to please address the issue at that time.
“I now again plead with him to address the root causes of the pain which the youths are complaining about,” he said.
“The use of live bullets and other lethal weapons against protesting youths is not the answer. The killing of protesting youths is also not the answer.
“A protest both in fact and in law is analogous to a message which an injured toe sends to the brain complaining about unbearable pain,” said Babalola in his reaction to the shooting of the protesters.
He added, “The response by the brain and the head is normally to take steps to treat the pain to the toe.
“Any injured person who refuses to take steps to treat pains to any part of the body does so at his own peril.”
You’re a total idiot – 2Face and Blackface clash again
Nigerian music star, Innocent Idibia a.k.a 2face has slammed his former bandmate, Blackface for saying he never spoke up during the PDP administration.
This came after 2Face called for a total shutdown of activities in Nigeria iin support of the widespread #EndSARS protest.
However reacting to this, Blackface took a swipe at 2Face who according to him never spoke up during the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) administration even though things were allegedly worse then.
Firing back at him, 2Face described his former bandmate as an “idiot”.
See the exchange that ensued below;
Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet -Deceased’s Brother
Younger brother to the promising lad who died barely 3 hours after he tweeted, Daniel Obi-Enadhuze has broken silence to share how his brother was killed by thugs and not stray bullet from the Police.
AKpraise gathered that the deceased, Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze tweeted around 1:54pm saying ‘Nigeria will not end me’ was allegedly shot by the Nigerian Police.
According to Daniel, his brother was neither hit by a stray bullet nor a deliberate bullet.
He mentioned that his brother was stabbed by thugs who came to invade their home at the Makinde police barracks, Mafoluku, Oshodi, where he lives with his brother, Oke and their mother.
Sharing the sad ordeal on Twitter, Daniel wrote;
“Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze
I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State. Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning.”
The police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house, The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing.”
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